John Holland Rail & Transport has won a significant contract with the Western Australian Government to design and build a multi-use training facility which will, for the first time, allow students in WA to study a Certificate IV in Electrical Rail Signalling. Read more
Construction of a $5.6 million specialist METRONET Trade Training Centre at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Midland campus in Perth has entered a new chapter, with works on the $4.6 million Stage 2 section of the project now underway. Read more
Sixty new train drivers are poised to graduate from BHP’s Pilbara Rail Academy Traineeship Program, created last year to meet the growing skills shortage in Western Australia. Read more
Engineering Education Australia (EEA) has partnered with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) to create the Engineers Australia’s Graduate Learning Program – Rail, a professional development program for engineering graduates in the rail industry. Read more
Applications are now open for the next Graduate Certificate in Transport Safety Investigation intake, the award-winning qualification for transport accident investigation developed in partnership by RMIT University and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Read more
The Australasian Railways Association has welcomed significant funding for rail projects around Victoria in the State Budget. Read more
A trauma guidebook written by train drivers for train drivers, a groundbreaking wellness advocate program, and an innovative GPS position marker tool, all took top honours at last night’s RISSB Rail Safety Awards. Read more
The 2022 Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board Conference is only three weeks away, with a two-day action-packed agenda, recognised international and local speakers, and a unique and memorable dining experience at the end of day 1.
This new awards program is designed to recognise and celebrate individual and company safety achievements in the rail industry and promote diversity, excellence and innovation for the betterment of rail.
All businesses irrespective of size or stature are encouraged to enter across five award categories.
· Safety Leadership Program/Initiative
This category recognises programs within organisations that promote and improve the overall safety capability of the wider organisational leadership team (Directors, Managers and frontline Supervisors).
· Wellbeing Program Incorporating Mental Health
This category is seeking to identify and celebrate the best wellbeing program that builds resilience and belonging within the organisation and recognises the emerging challenges to the workforce.
· Industry Safety Professional of the Year
The overall achievements of a safety professional in improving the health, safety and wellbeing outcomes within a team or organisation.
· Safety Initiative by a Young Rail Employee (Under 30)
This award is for excellence and innovation and will be granted to an eligible young rail worker in the rail industry to recognise and encourage their contribution to the field of safety.
· Worker Improvement Outcome
This category seeks to identify a worker who has championed safety protection arrangements either as a Protection Officer, Depot Protection or similar, to provide exemplary safety outcomes for their co-workers over the past 12 months.
The RISSB Rail Safety Awards are open to any individual working in the rail industry and organisation operating in or affiliated with rail in Australia and New Zealand.
Nominations can be made by the nominee themselves or by another person/party.
Please use the words SAFETY AWARDS 22 in the subject line.
The finalists of each category will be invited to attend the Rail Safety Conference dinner on Tuesday, 3 May where the winners will be announced.
The rail industry is being reminded about the new dataset recently added to the National Product Catalogue (NPC), which enables rail suppliers and clients to log, manage and share information on their products and materials to improve efficiencies. Read more
No matter how alike two projects seem to be, the array of possible risks and their repercussions are going to be unique to each one. Read more