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RISSB Rail Safety Conference

Enhancing Safety through Collaboration
04 – 05 Apr 2017 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square

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overview

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.

Attendees will hear case studies and best practice insights from industry experts and safety professionals from across the Australia and internationally to ensure knowledge sharing, best practice insights and take away solutions are the prime focus of the 2 day conference.

For rail safety in Australia to move forward we need to continue to collaborate to ensure a safer industry for all.

The 2 day program will cover:

  • Industry safety updates including insights from ONRSR, the ARA, TrackSAFE Foundation, ACRI and RISSB
  • Case Studies from Metro Trains Melbourne, TasRAIL and Sydney Trains on implementation of their safety strategies
  • An insight into benchmarking safety performance in light rail from GoldlinQ
  • ‘Ask the Regulator’ Panel will return again for 2017 to give attendees the opportunity to engage directly with the executive team from ONRSR on how the industry is ‘Enhancing Safety through Collaboration’
  • Incident investigation will also form a large part of the program as we hear from ATSB, NZTA and the University of the Sunshine Coast on recent investigations and determining what a good incident investigation might look like


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.

The site tour has reached capacity but please indicate if you would like to be added to the waitlist when you register.

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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 pm

Conference Registration and Lunch

12:45 pm

Administration and Safety Briefing

12:50 pm

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 Safety Outcomes

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, National Rules Manager, 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

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

LEARNING FROM OTHERS

9:00 am

Safer Rail Operations: Reactive to Proactive Maintenance Using State-of-the-Art Automated In-service Vehicle-Track Condition Monitoring

Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Institute of Railway Technology

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, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

2:20 pm

What Does a Good Incident Investigation Look Like?

Tony Simes, Manager, Rail Safety Investigations, 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

A Safety Focussed Assurance Framework for Transport Assets

Richard Adams, Manager Safety and Risk Assurance, Asset Standards Authority, Transport for NSW

4:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

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

4:45 pm

End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $1295+GSTEarly Bird
Additional Dinner Ticket $150+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $995+GSTEarly Bird
Additional Dinner Ticket $150+GSTEarly Bird

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

RISSB Annual Rail Safety Dinner – Hillstone St Lucia

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

Additional dinner tickets are available. See ‘Pricing’ section for further details.

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

National Rules Manager, RISSB

Steve Jones

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

Paul Daly

CEO, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB)

Ravi Ravitharan

Director, Institute of Railway Technology

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

Peter Doggett

Executive Director, National Operations, ONRSR

Simon Foster

Executive Director, Technical, ONRSR

Julie Bullas

Executive Director, Policy, Reform and Stakeholder Engagement, ONRSR

Tony Simes

Manager, Rail Safety Investigations, 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

Richard Adams

Manager Safety and Risk Assurance, Asset Standards Authority, Transport for NSW

when & where

04 - 05 Apr 2017

Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Corner Ann and Roma Streets
Brisbane City QLD 4000
07 3229 9111

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