Tag: rail safety

Transport & Logistics

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 a number of “human” errors,…

13 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Better Outcomes through Collaboration in Rail Safety

Enhancing Safety through Collaboration is the central theme of the RISSB Rail Safety 2017 Conference, why is collaboration so important across the rail industry? "No one person or one organisation knows all the answers or is an expert on everything. By organisations working together around rail safety it brings many strengths and a great deal…

1 Mar 2017, by Niamh Horan

Transport & Logistics

Collaboration Key for Rail Safety Wins

Collaboration - the key to continued safety wins for the rail industry in Australia and the main focus of the Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board annual Rail Safety Conference will take place in Brisbane on the 4th and 5th April 2017. We are excited to bring together a faculty of speakers from across the…

17 Feb 2017, by Niamh Horan

Transport & Logistics

RISSB’s top priorities for 2016

The countdown is on for RISSB's Rail Safety Conference which is taking place in Adelaide on the 4th and 5th April. In preparation for the event we spent a few moments with RISSB's CEO Paul Daly and gained some insight into RISSB's priorities, what he sees as the next generation of standards and what some…

23 Mar 2016, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Taking the accountability for a shared responsibility on rail safety

Recently appointed chief executive officer of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator Sue McCarrey gave an insightful presentation on her new role as the national regulator, the unique model on which the organisation is based on, and the ONRSR’s priorities and objectives. A shared responsibility Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)…

2 Jun 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Risk management: A critical process for improving railway safety in the UK

SMS specialist Kevin Thompson of the Rail Safety and Standards Board UK was among the speakers at the RISSB Rail Safety 2015 Conference in Melbourne. The conference brought together key personalities in the industry who discussed the critical issues surrounding rail safety and why it remains everyone’s responsibility. Accountability for risk management How better to…

29 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Rail Safety initiatives in Victoria: Understanding our responsibilities in the safety cultural journey

At the Rail Safety 2015 Conference in Melbourne, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) CEO Mark Wild talked about the different challenges of his role as the head of PTV and the plans and strategies he has laid out to resolve these. He highlighted the vital elements behind safety culture improvements and how every member of the…

26 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Understanding the need for common safety methodology and its practical application on risk evaluation and assessment

Executive-level safety expert Andrew Petrie of Network Rail Consulting was among the speakers at the Rail Safety 2015 Conference at the Langham Hotel, Melbourne. Together with his colleague Kevin Thompson, they gave an extensive discussion on safety risk management from an international perspective. Network Rail and Network Rail Consulting Network Rail operates, maintains and develops…

22 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

The Lac-Mégantic rail accident: When railway safety is taken for granted

Director of Investigations for the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada, Kirby Jang, was among the keynote speakers at RISSB’s 2015 Rail Safety Conference. Mr. Jang reviewed the catastrophic Lac-Mégantic rail accident and how his team at the TSB proceeded with their investigation on the incident. He detailed the factors leading up to the incident,…

18 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

Yarra Trams’ safety journey: Why knowing one’s accountabilities is critical

At the RISSB 2015 Rail Safety Conference, Yarra Trams Chief Executive Officer Clément Michel shared some insights about his career as well as a detailed discussion on how a successful transformational safety journey for the tram industry can be achieved. The work that we don't want to do Shortly before assuming the Managing Director’s role…

15 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

The Track Insider: Safety on rail projects – large and small

I read with interest the Major projects guideline[1] recently released by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and thought that the advice provided in the document applies as much to small projects as to large ones. In fact I suspect that sometimes the smaller projects may be more at risk than large ones…

11 May 2015, by test test

Transport & Logistics

“A lesson shared is a lesson learned” | Laurie Wilson, RISSB

Laurie Wilson has over 30 years’ rail industry experience, covering a broad range of the industry from construction and maintenance, to educational design development and facilitation. He also has expertise in safe-working standards development, project and innovations management as well as Rail Safety investigations and coordination. Laurie is currently Manager, Rail Industry Safety Standards Board…

11 Mar 2015, by test test