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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

Enhancing Safety through Collaboration

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The central theme of the RISSB Rail Safety 2016 conference was – “One Regulator. One Vision. One Industry.” – and we enjoyed two days of discussion and knowledge share in Adelaide in April on how to make this possible.

Moving forward on the foundations built at Rail Safety 2016, we look towards a central theme examining‘Enhancing Safety through Collaboration’ for 2017.

In order for attendees to garner the most value from the conference we are actively seeking a range of case studies to feature on the program from both local and international speakers. As well as this, attendees will hear from industry experts and safety professionals from across the industry to ensure knowledge sharing, best practice insights and take away solutions are the prime focus of the 2 day conference.

Every year in Australia and New Zealand there are roughly 1,000 near misses along railway tracks and at railway-crossings. Approximately 200 of these result in death or serious injury. For rail safety in Australia to move forward we need collaboration to ensure a safer industry for

We invite submissions to present at Rail Safety 2017. Papers and case studies in the following areas are welcome:

  • Safety innovations in project delivery
  • Safety systems and collision avoidance technology
  • Safety implications of innovation in the wider industry
  • Case studies on safety strategies
  • Insights into creating a safety culture within your organisation
  • Asset management
  • Benchmarking safety performance
  • Accident investigation

Presenters who are successful will be notified in late October. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th October 2016. Please note that conference registration is complimentary for all speakers. Submissions should avoid being commercial and should focus on innovation and best practice case studies.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words, including the presentation title and the name and job title of the proposed speaker to niamh.horan@informa.com.au


Site tour confirmed:

Rail Safety Site Tour: Wulkuraka Maintenance Depot

4 April 2017, 09:00 – 12:00 (times include bus transfer from and to the conference venue) 

Attendees will visit Bombardier’s state-of-the-art $190 million facility at Wulkuraka, which is responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Queensland New Generation Rollingstock (QNGR) fleet. Officially opened in February 2016, this purpose-built maintenance centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich, includes specialist equipment to enable Bombardier to maintain the 75 new trains. Facilities include: wheel lathe and train lifting jacks, fully pitted roads, train cleaning and decanting facilities and an automated visual inspection system.

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The pre-conference site tour will run from 08:00 – 12:00 inclusive of transfer time from and to the conference venue on the morning of the Tuesday 4 April 2017.

Places are strictly limited to 30 attendees, so register for the conference now to reserve your spot. 

 

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agenda

8:00 am

Hosted by Bombardier Transportation, attendees will visit the Queensland Government’s $190 million, state-of-the-art centre at Wulkuraka, west of Ipswich. The centre is responsible for the maintenance, service and repair of the New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) fleet. Officially opened in February 2016, the centre has specialist equipment including: a wheel-lathe and train lifting jacks, fully pitted roads, train cleaning and decanting facilities and an automated visual inspection system.

The tour will run from 08:00 – 12:00 inclusive of transfer time from and to the conference venue.

Places are strictly limited to 30 attendees, so register for the conference now to reserve your spot.

12:15 am

Conference Registration and Lunch

12:45 am

Administration and Safety Briefing

12:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Deborah Spring, Chair, RISSB

INDUSTRY RAIL SAFETY UPDATES

1:00 pm

Collaborating with the Australian Rail Industry to Achieve a National Set of Standards

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

1:30 pm

Rail Industry Safety Strategy

Sandra Wilson-Ryke, General Manager Risk & Safety, Enterprise Services, ARTC

2:00 pm

Continuous Collaboration with Industry for Safety Harmonisation

Phil Allan, Chief Operating Officer, Australasian Railway Association

2:30 pm

Case Study - Implementing the Australian Rail Safety Risk Model at Metro Trains Melbourne

Darren Quinlivan, Manager, Strategy & Risk | Safety, Environment & Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne

3:00 pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm

An Update on Recent TrackSAFE Projects

Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

4:00 pm

Enhancing Rail Safety through Risk-based Regulation

Dane Newton, Manager - Risk, ONRSR

4:30 pm

Safety Implications of the Australian Network Rules Procedures

Russ Evans, Manager Operations & Train Control Systems, RISSB

5:00 pm

Collaboration for Safety Wins – A Sydney Metro Perspective

Steve Jones, Executive Director, Safety, Sustainability and Environment, Sydney Metro, Transport for New South Wales

5:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:40 pm

End of Day One

9:00 pm

RISSBs annual Rail Safety Dinner will take place at Hillstone St Lucia from 19:00 on the evening of the 4th April 2017. Your dinner ticket is included in the price of your registration. Additional single seats or tables of ten can be booked through the registration page on the conference website.

Hillstone St Lucia is a premier award winning venue located 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Bus transfers to and from the dinner venue will be provided. Buses will depart from outside the Pullman King George Square at 18:45 sharp.

Hillstone St Lucia – St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa Street, St Lucia, Qld 4067

8:30 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am

Administration and Safety Briefing

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

LEARNING FROM OTHERS

9:00 am

  • Benchmarking rail safety performance
  • Best practice safety management
  • Enhancing safety through collaboration

9:30 am

Case Study – Safety Initiatives at TasRail

Ian Chapman, Executive Manager - Safety, Health, Environment & Corporate Risk, TasRail

10:00 am

Assurance Program for Safeworking and Rail Safety Workers

Bill Greer, Manager Infrastructure Safety, Divisional Safety Manager – Infrastructure, Metro Trains Melbourne

10:50 am

Case Study: Improving the Competence of Protection Officers

Vishal Singh, Project Manager, Rail Corridor Safety, Sydney Trains

11:20 am

Benchmarking Safety Performance in Light Rail

Karlie Southwood, Rail Safety Director, GoldlinQ

11:15 am

Innovations in Rail Safety in Australia

Hon John Anderson AO, Chair, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

12:20 pm

PRIAFS – The Reverse SFAIRP Argument

Candice Augur, Principal Consultant, SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit

Greg Newman, Principal Consultant, SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit

12:50 pm

Lunch

ASK THE REGULATOR

1:40 pm

Focus session with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator

Paul Daly, CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Sue McCarrey, Chief Executive, ONRSR

Peter Doggett, Executive Director, National Operations, ONRSR

Simon Foster, Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Julie Bullas, Executive Director, Policy, Communications and Planning, ONRSR

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

2:20 pm

What Does a Good Incident Investigation Look Like?

Peter Robertson, General Manager, Surface Safety Investigations and Technical Analysis, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

2:50 pm

  • Reinforcing the Swiss cheese model in a real life event
  • Using single incident findings to explore and determine safety system failings/flaws
  • The approach, benefits and downsides of collaborative investigations

3:20 pm

Afternoon Tea

3:40 pm

Control Failures in Trackworker Collisions: What can we Learn from Recent Incident Investigations?

Dr Gemma Read, Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

ASSET MANAGEMENT

4:10 pm

Innovation in Asset Management

4:40 pm

Importance of Aligning the Asset Management System (ISO 55001 certified) and Safety Management System

Dr Ralph Godau, Asset Management System Framework Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

5:10 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

5:15 pm

End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $1295+GST
Dinner $150+GST
Extras Price
Additional Dinner ticket $150+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $995+GST
Dinner $150+GST
Extras Price
Additional Dinner ticket $150+GST

To view your eligibility for the RISSB Member Rate, please visit the directory

Additional Dinner ticket (04/04/2017)

Additional Dinner ticket (04/04/2017)

speakers

Deborah Spring

Chair, RISSB

Sue McCarrey

Chief Executive, ONRSR

Sandra Wilson-Ryke

General Manager Risk & Safety, Enterprise Services, ARTC

Phil Allan

Chief Operating Officer, Australasian Railway Association

Darren Quinlivan

Manager, Strategy & Risk | Safety, Environment & Risk, Metro Trains Melbourne

Naomi Frauenfelder

Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

Dane Newton

Manager - Risk, ONRSR

Russ Evans

Manager Operations & Train Control Systems, RISSB

Steve Jones

Executive Director, Safety, Sustainability and Environment, Sydney Metro, Transport for New South Wales

Ian Chapman

Executive Manager - Safety, Health, Environment & Corporate Risk, TasRail

Bill Greer

Manager Infrastructure Safety, Divisional Safety Manager – Infrastructure, Metro Trains Melbourne

Vishal Singh

Project Manager, Rail Corridor Safety, Sydney Trains

Karlie Southwood

Rail Safety Director, GoldlinQ

John Anderson AO

Chair, Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI)

Candice Augur

Principal Consultant, SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit

Greg Newman

Principal Consultant, SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit

Paul Daly

CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Peter Doggett

Executive Director, National Operations, ONRSR

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Communications and Planning, ONRSR

Peter Robertson

General Manager, Surface Safety Investigations and Technical Analysis, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Justin Vincent

Senior Rail Safety Officer, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA)

Gemma Read

Research Fellow, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

Ralph Godau

Asset Management System Framework Manager, Metro Trains Melbourne

when & where

04 - 05 Apr 2017

Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Corner Ann and Roma Streets
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
+61 7 3229 9111

For travel and accommodation needs, Lido Group will manage everything. Search here or call 02 8585 0808

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Still have a question?

Niamh Horan
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4316
niamh.horan@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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