+ ARRM 5.0 Is On Its Way
+ Upcoming Forums And Meetings
+ RISSB Donates 8 Monitors To Local Charity
+ RISSB Conversations No. 3 Now Available
+ RISSB Major Projects - Noise
+ RISSB's Safety Standing Committee Elects A New Chair And Deputy
+ Current Public Consultations
+ Current Calls For Development Group Members
ARRM 5.0 Is On Its Way
Work is currently underway to update the Australian Rail Risk Model to incorporate occurrences reported to ONRSR in the financial year 2019/20. 100% of the occurrence association has been completed and we are currently finalising RTO information. Your input via the RTO questionnaires is extremely valuable in making the risk estimates in ARRM as robust as possible.
Keep your eye out on The Whistle Board for notification of when ARRM Version 5.0 is released later this financial year.
Upcoming Forums And Meetings
The Human Factors Managers Group will meet on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.
Sharing Investigations Forum 4 will be held on Thursday, 18 February 2021.
RISSB Donates 8 Monitors To Local Charity
RISSB has donated eight monitors to Melbourne-based not-for-profit Computerbank to show support for those in the local community who are less fortunate.
The charity refurbishes donated computers, laptops and tablets and offers them to disadvantaged individuals and community groups.
In addition to bringing societal benefits, the donation helps RISSB decrease its E-waste and forms part of our soon to be adopted sustainability policy.
RISSB Conversations No. 3 Now Available
This week RISSB launched episode three of its RISSB Conversations series of podcasts.
In our third episode, we talk to Rob Mason the first Chief Executive of New South Wales Trains and the former Chief Executive of Railcorp.
From offshore surveying to C-suite positions, this masterful storyteller shares highlights from a decades-long career and has some sage advice for people starting out.
More than sixty people representing the breadth and depth of industry, participated in today's Ask RISSB live Q&A event.
Today's session provided a forum for the RISSB team to share information about its work plan, including work undertaken in the major projects and product delivery portfolios, as well as give people an insight into the capabilities of the Australian Rail Risk Model (ARRM).
RISSB continues to progress a major project looking at noise generated by railway operations, and how the impact on residential areas could be mitigated.
A key part of this work looks at noise generated by wheel squeal. The draft research report was presented to RISSB this week for review and comment. We plan to have the review completed within the next two weeks, with the ultimate aim to provide RISSB members access to this exciting piece of work.
RISSB is also in the advanced stages of creating a catalogue of safety and community issues related to train horn use in the rail corridor and providing options to manage it.
The next step will be to consult stakeholders to take in a range of views, and explore the possibility of documenting an industry-wide position.
RISSB's Safety Standing Committee Elects A New Chair And Deputy
RISSB’s Standing Committees (SSC) play a fundamental role is setting the strategic agenda for progressing whole-system issues. Our SSC oversees a critical portfolio of work around railway safety; we’d like to show our gratitude to Graham Jackson (Director Safety TfNSW - outgoing Chair) who has served his term impressively and helped to drive forward a range of important programs.
He will be followed by Graham Bradshaw (Director Strategic Projects Sydney Trains) for this next term, and we’re excited to continue the SSC’s work under Graham’s Chairmanship.
The SSC also appointed David Bainbridge (Project Director for ARTC’s Safe Work Improvement Program) as deputy Chair. Graham and David will make a powerful combination.