+ Call for Abstracts: RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 2021 +Horizons Program 3.0 To Kick Off
+ Sharing Investigations Forum 4
+ SPAD LRTAE Proforma Group Update
+ RISSB Training To Go Online
+ National Trackworker Safety Induction Offered As Blended Learning
+ Change Requests For Aged Reviews Required By Wednesday + AS 7522 Access & Egress Development Group Update + AS 7533 Driving Cabs Development Group Update
+ Current Public Consultations + Current Call For Development Group Members
Call for Abstracts: RISSB's Rail Safety Conference 2021
RISSB’s Rail Safety Conference will return to Sydney on 11-12 May 2021 as a face-to-face event with virtual attendance options.
Building on the success of our 2020 Rail Safety Conference, the 2021 event will be just as engaging, with a 2-day program featuring international and local keynotes, panels of renowned rail industry experts and up-and-coming professionals, thought-provoking conference sessions, and more.
We are now calling for abstracts of 20 minute presentations to be delivered during one of six streams at this year’s conference.
We are looking for best practice, practical and results-driven presentations that thematically relate to our conference theme New ideas, new perspectives and new directions and one of our six stream topics.
RISSB's 2021 Horizons Program will kick off on 15 February with a virtual forum. A total of 69 emerging leaders have now registered for the 7-month immersive program - a record.
RISSB Training To Go Online
RISSB is working hard to develop its eLearning platform, which will provide high quality training packages relevant to the Australian rail industry. Currently we have three training packages under development, plus the transfer of our two flagship courses – Rail Safety
Investigation and Derailment Investigation and Analysis Workshop – into the online environment.
National Trackworker Safety Induction Offered As Blended Learning
RISSB is also progressing the development of the National Trackworker Safety Induction (NTSI) into a blended learning format, where the course is offered online then assessed in the rail environment. The NTSI committee will meet in February to discuss a range of options regarding practical assessment, ensuring that the solution complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Sharing Investigations Forum 4
The fourth Sharing Investigations forum will be held virtually on Thursday, 18 February 2021. The forum program includes presentations from three operators on lessons learnt from incidents, workshopping lessons from all Safety Investigations Forums and a presentation by ATSB.
SPAD LRTAE Proforma Group
Draft proformas for SPAD investigations and LRTAE investigations will be presented to the Industry Reference Group at a virtual meeting next week.
Taking into account feedback from the group, the initial drafts will be workshopped and then further drafts will be prepared for discussion and finalisation.
Change Requests For Aged Reviews Required By Wednesday
As well as the new publications RISSB develops each year, RISSB’s annual work plan also includes a number of documents undergoing ‘aged review’. This aged review process helps ensure all of our Standards, Guidelines, Codes of Practice and Rules continue to meet the evolving needs of the Australian rail industry.
This is a gentle reminder that all change requests must be submitted by this Wednesday.
The list of aged review documents we are asking you to consider is available on our Priority Planning Page. Alongside each listed publication is a link to its page on the RISSB website, as well as a direct link to our change request process.
Please submit your change requests by COB Wednesday, 10 February 2021.
AS 7522 Access & Egress Development Group Update
The Development Group met recently to
discuss and appropriately address the comments received during the public consultation phase. This work is still underway and the group will meet again mid February to finalise the document.
AS 7533 Driving Cabs Development Group Update
The review of this Standard is progressing well with the Development Group meeting again this week. Final drafting is underway to produce a draft suitable for public consultation.
Wheel and Rail Profile Development Guideline
Development Group Update
A Guideline that provides good practice guidance on assessing wheel and rail profiles, and a change management process for developing, testing and implementing new wheel and / or rail profiles is undergoing a review. The Development Group tasked with progressing it will hold their first meeting on Thursday, 11 February 2021.