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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

Safety in a growth industry

2-3 April 2019 | Pullman Melbourne on the Park

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RISSB Member Rates Available // See Pricing Below.

overview

Join us in Melbourne for the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all aspects of rail safety in Australia.

Across Australia, rail is experiencing record investment. In Victoria alone, there is $38 billion of transport projects currently in construction, with 41 major transport projects currently being built and involving over 12,000 people. The increase in demand for new infrastructure, implementation of current technologies and the burgeoning strain on resources, poses an influx of new risks to the industry which require a collaborative response to address and ensure the safety of all working and using the rail industry.

The key messages that we took away from the highly successful RISSB Rail Safety Conference in 2018, was that in an age of digitalisation, change is a constant and with changing technology comes the need and opportunity to apply dynamic responses to safety solutions.

On the back of this strong foundation, the RISSB Rail Safety Conference in 2019 will explore the future of safety in times of growth and demand. Attendees will hear from experts and safety professionals from across the Australian and international rail sectors in a comprehensive 2-day conference featuring case studies, best practice insights and innovative risk management strategies.


CONFERENCE DINNER

Annual Rail Safety Dinner – Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC)

Go behind the scenes at this year’s Rail Safety Dinner!

Starting with an inspiring visit to the National Sports Museum, guests will walk in the footsteps of legends and absorb the spirit of the historic MCG, one of the world’s great sporting arenas, before sharing safety learnings and lessons with colleagues. Here, giants have lived up to a nation’s hopes, heroes have walked the corridors, and moments of suspense have been watched by millions around the country, and the world.

Open exclusively to conference delegates, be sure to join us in a night of relaxed networking for one of the true highlights in the rail industry calendar.

Register at the time of your conference booking.

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Partners

agenda

8:00 am

08:00 – 11:00

Take a closer look at the biggest rail project currently underway in Victoria. Starting with an interactive induction at MetroHub, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to some of the construction points in the CBD. Bring along your long trousers and enclosed shoes.

9:00 am

09:00 – 12:00

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will convene its inaugural rail safety forum – RailSafe 2019 – at RISSB’s Rail Safety 2019 Conference. During a three-hour session, the ATSB will engage with the Australian rail industry on a range of safety-related issues towards improving transport safety. RailSafe 2019 represents a valuable opportunity for all invited delegates to learn lessons from a range of recent rail incidents and accidents investigations.

Featuring presentations, case studies and an interactive ‘Ask the investigator’ panel session, RailSAFE2019 will share learnings from the ATSB’s rail investigators and industry partners including:

  • Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Nat Nagy, Executive Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Dr Stuart Godley, Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Carolyn Walsh, Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau
  • Todd Bentley, Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

12:00 pm

Registration & Lunch

12:30 pm

Administration and safety briefing

12:35 pm

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Jesse Baker, General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

12:40 pm

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Crossrail’s Target Zero Vision

Tom Breen, Head of Health and Safety Improvements, Crossrail UK

1:10 pm

Construction and collaboration at Metro Tunnel

Bill Greer, Safety Director (Acting), Rail Projects Victoria

1:40 pm

Delivering safety with Cross River Rail

Arthur Stamatoudis, Network Integration and Operations Director, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)

2:10 pm

UPDATE FROM NEW ZEALAND | The role of safety in delivering New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project

Russell McMullan, General Manager (Acting) – Operations and Assets, City Rail Link Project

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:10 pm

Tomorrow: Arising challenges and opportunities

Todd Bentley, Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

3:40 pm

Digital Systems: Crafting an effective safety and systems assurance argument across a leading and transformative program in the NSW Rail Industry

Nish Sethi, Associate Director, Asset Management & Assurance, Transport for New South Wales

4:10 pm

ONRSR ADRESS

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)

4:40 pm

INTERACTIVE SESSION | Value Engineering Victoria's Level Crossing Removal Program

Cherie Lee, Manager LXRP Value Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

John Dyer, Project Manager, Standard Design Solutions, Program Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

5:20 pm

CLOSING | Closing Remarks from the Chair

6:30 pm

Starting with an inspiring visit to the National Sports Museum, guests will walk in the footsteps of legends and absorb the spirit of the historic MCG, one of the world’s great sporting arenas, before sharing safety learnings and lessons with colleagues.

Open exclusively to conference delegates, be sure to join us in a night of relaxed networking for one of the true highlights in the rail industry calendar. Register at the time of your conference booking.

8:30 am

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

8:50 am

Administration & Safety Briefing

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Paul Daly, Chief Executive Officer, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

9:00 am

Thinking about safety like a passenger

Leila Frances, Chairman, Keolis Downer

9:30 am

Safety’s role in customer satisfaction, business growth and transformation

Todd Garvey, Director, Sales & Marketing Australia, Bombardier Transportation

10:00 am

Health and wellness: Keeping our people, customers and workplaces safe

Dr Keith Adam, Chief Medical Officer, Pacific National and Sonic HealthPlus

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

A report from the trenches: Railway human risk countermeasures

Joey Anca, Human Risk Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

Richard Morrow, Acting Head of Quality Assurance, Metro Trains Melbourne

11:25 am

Enhancing safety and managing human factors risks in track protection: Metro Trains Melbourne

Dr Julia Pitsopoulos, Director, HFRM

Dr Nicholas Duck, HFRM

11:50 am

Digital Train Control: The changing face of safe operation

David Milburn, Senior Technical Director & Bruce Parrey, GHD

12:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:15 pm

Safety on track: Combining benefits of track worker safety and procession efficiency

Josh Jackson, Strukton Rail Australia

Wilfred Lanser, Operation Manager East Coast, Strukton Rail Australia

1:40 pm

Functional safety assessment of train management control system

Kevin Anderson, Principal Assurance Consultant, SYSTRA Scott Lister

2:05 pm

Cybersecurity and railway safety: Exploring the linkage between the two

Duncan Unwin, CEO, Tobruk Security

2:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:55 pm

Reducing the risk from fire: Application of the SFAIRP principle to passenger rail systems

Bruce Kelly, Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Tunnel Systems, WSP Australia

3:20 pm

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator’s Executive Team returns for Rail Safety 2019 to answer your questions on current safety issues facing the rail industry, where the future is heading, and how changing technologies has changed their perspectives.

3:50 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:00 pm

END OF CONFERENCE | Afternoon Tea

pricing

Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rate$1995+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - RISSB member rate$1195+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - RISSB Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*$695+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner - Standard Rate (Single Ticket) $175+GST
Dinner - RISSB Member Rate (Single Ticket) $150+GST

RISSB Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*

*RISSB is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to all young rail professionals of RISSB Member organisations. To receive the discounted rate, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • You must be an RISSB member
  • You must be aged 35 years or younger
  • Upon booking, your registration must be accompanied by another RISSB member from your organisation that is over 35 years at the full price
  • The person aged 35 years or under must include their date of birth in the delegate information comments box when booking

Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.

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speakers

Jesse Baker

General Manager - Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board

Tom Breen

Head of Health and Safety Improvements, Crossrail UK

Bill Greer

Safety Director (Acting), Rail Projects Victoria

Arthur Stamatoudis

Network Integration and Operations Director, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA)

Russell McMullan

General Manager (Acting) – Operations and Assets, City Rail Link Project

Todd Bentley

Director, Holistic Systems and Assurance

Nish Sethi

Associate Director, Asset Management & Assurance, Transport for New South Wales

Sue McCarrey

Chief Executive, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)

Cherie Lee

Manager LXRP Value Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

John Dyer

Project Manager, Standard Design Solutions, Program Engineering, Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP)

Paul Daly

Chief Executive Officer, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Leila Frances

Chairman, Keolis Downer

Todd Garvey

Director, Sales & Marketing Australia, Bombardier Transportation

Dr Keith Adam

Chief Medical Officer, Pacific National and Sonic HealthPlus

Joey Anca

Human Risk Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

Richard Morrow

Acting Head of Quality Assurance, Metro Trains Melbourne

Dr Julia Pitsopoulos

Director, HFRM

Dr Nicholas Duck

HFRM

David Milburn

Senior Technical Director & Bruce Parrey, GHD

Josh Jackson

Strukton Rail Australia

Wilfred Lanser

Operation Manager East Coast, Strukton Rail Australia

Kevin Anderson

Principal Assurance Consultant, SYSTRA Scott Lister

Duncan Unwin

CEO, Tobruk Security

Bruce Kelly

Principal Fire Safety Engineer, Tunnel Systems, WSP Australia

Peter Doggett

Chief Operating Officer, ONRSR

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Greg Hood

Chief Commissioner, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Nat Nagy

Executive Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Dr Stuart Godley

Director, Transport Safety, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Event images

View images taken on Day One of the RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018

RISSB Rail Safety Conference 2018-29

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The 2019 RISSB Rail Safety Conference will bring together government bodies, railway operators, engineers, project managers and industry experts and stakeholders from across the rail safety spectrum.

To showcase your services, expertise and product to the rail safety professionals and decision makers to this established industry gathering, contact Sarah Ingram, Sponsorship & Exhibition Sales Manager, Sarah.Ingram@informa.com or Ph: +61 411 499 131.

Blog articles

Asset leasing in rail – what are the safety concerns?
“Power by the hour” deals have long been used in aviation, due to their perceived financial attractiveness. Unlike traditional time and material-based models, these long term service agreements (LTSAs) rid transport owners of weighty overheads, by linking engineering and maintenance costs to required activity. Read more >>

Mixed signals: SPAD-risk management and mitigation from the Network Controller perspective
The term ‘SPAD’ (signal passed at danger) is often considered the ‘Voldemort’ of the rail industry. It represents one of the sector’s most ominous safety concerns, given the potential for high consequence accidents, loss of life, and severe reputational damage to the offending organisation. SPAD violations have been attributed to… Read more >>

 

RISSB CEO Paul Daly at AusRAIL 2017

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016
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Collaboration Key for Rail Safety Wins
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when & where

02 - 03 Apr 2019

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.pullmanonthepark.com.au

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Sponsorship Manager
+61 411 499 131
Sarah.Ingram@informa.com

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