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Monitoring track assets in their natural state – how Vossloh is changing the game for rail maintenance

Intricate track components, like switches and point machines, can be a challenge to monitor under actual operating conditions. Allow maintenance crews on the ballast while trains are running, and there are often unacceptable safety risks. Don’t allow them, and it becomes hard to assess the true condition of the asset under its real load. With…

28 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

What do NSW health workers need to know about the new voluntary assisted dying laws?

New South Wales’ (NSW) version of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) legislation came into effect in November last year, providing welcome relief to people suffering in the advanced stages of illness and disease. With the legislation now in full swing, what do NSW health workers need to be mindful of – legally and ethically - in…

27 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Prolonging the life of a rail turnout

Bearing enormous tonnage, and withstanding extremes of weather and temperature, life as a rail turnout is often tough in Australia. However, as John Smith of voestalpine Railway Systems points out, a turnout can maintain good health and reach an impressive life span if cared for appropriately. He says advances in sensors and data-based applications now…

16 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

How to develop a solid asset management strategy for rail turnouts

Specialist domain knowledge in rail asset maintenance and engineering has been increasingly difficult to come by in recent years. But, with skills in data science and technology on the rise, how can network managers refine their strategies and get more life from assets? Lisa Allsopp, Technical Executive at WSP believes good asset management comes when…

14 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

Maths marvel Eddie Woo on the future of teaching

Prof Eddie Woo – an award winning maths teacher whose YouTube tutorials have earned him global fame and a dedicated fan-base of almost 2 million followers – believes the world of teaching as we know it is about to become radically different. Known colloquially to students as ‘Mr Woo-tube’, Eddie – who is also a…

5 Feb 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

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On track for success – how the IHHA sees the future of heavy haul rail maintenance

With many tracks built more than 100 years ago, the railway systems of developed countries around the world were not meant to bear the heavy haul trains of today. Initially supporting 16 tonnes per axel, the networks now hold trains with up to 45 – almost three times the weight of their original cargo. For…

31 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Will workers comp salary expectations keep growing? Early insights into the Workforce Intel Survey

When HAYLO People undertook their nationally-acclaimed salary survey, Workforce Intel, in 2020, they pre-empted some concerning trends for the workers’ compensation sector. Higher salary expectations, an increased appetite for flexibility, and an alarming proportion of people looking to vacate their roles, were among the predictions that rocked the sector shortly thereafter. As the company commences…

31 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Time to reassess hospital in the home? This healthcare CEO thinks so

Although hospital in the home (HITH) is now a well-established model of care, its definition remains relatively broad and ambiguous. In some HITH models, patients are initially required to attend a bricks and mortar hospital, with their care continued remotely upon discharge, or beyond a certain stage of treatment. In others, the entire end-to-end patient…

25 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How RISSB is improving the safety and effectiveness of rail turnouts

Turnouts are an integral piece of equipment when it comes to rail safety and efficiency, which is why they have always been a key focus for the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB). This year is no exception, as the organisation continues its work with industry to ensure turnout technologies are working optimally. RISSB’s…

22 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

What does ONRSR have in store for rail safety regulation in 2024?

Recently appointed Chief Executive for ONRSR, Dr Natalie Pelham, is on a mission to improve the efficiency of national rail safety regulation. As part of this work, she has been on a ‘listen and learn tour’ for the last six weeks, meeting with colleagues, government and industry to hear more about the regulatory environment and…

18 Jan 2024, by Amy Sarcevic
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