Program

Sunday 13 October

Stakeholder Meetings

Monday 14 October

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

Theme: Operational Demands Vs Financial Constraints “Don’t save yourself into trouble”

Tuesday 15 October

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

Theme: Regulation and innovation – performance (systems) based regulation

Theme: Competence and skills in a more automated industry

Theme: Automation Challenges

Wednesday 16 October

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

Theme: Improving your Safety Profile Through Innovation

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

14:00

Stakeholder Meeting: Regulatory Bodies – Freshwater Bay Room, Lobby
Sue McCarrey, National Rail Safety Regulator, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

The objective of this IRSC stakeholders meeting for Railway Safety Regulators is to share theoretical and practical knowledge, best practices and experiences across the regulators. The meeting provides a platform to benefitting from each other by exchanging expertise and discussing latest trends, approaches and current matters in the fields of licensing, authorization, certification, supervision, oversight and enforcement with the objective to enhance railway safety. This meeting also provides an opportunity for individuals to expand and maintain their international network of colleagues with an interest in the above mentioned issues within the railway safety regulators’ community.


Stakeholder Meeting: Investigation Bodies – North Ballroom, Lobby
Nat Nagy, Executive Director, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Australia

The objective of this IRSC stakeholders’ meeting is for Railway Accident Investigators is to share practical knowledge, best practices, lessons learned and experiences. The meeting provides a platform to exchange expertise through discussions on investigation methodologies and challenges, including field deployments, data collection, analysis, report writing and safety communications with the objective to enhance railway safety. This meeting also provides an opportunity for individuals to expand and maintain their international network of colleagues with an interest in the above mentioned issues within the railway accident investigators community.


Stakeholder Meeting: Industry Associations – Matilda Bay Room, Lobby
Deb Spring, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chair, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board, Australia

The objective of this IRSC stakeholders meeting for Industry Associations is to share information and knowledge across the industry. The meeting provides a forum to learn from each other in the areas of good practice, engaging with industry and identifying topical conversations within the industry. This meeting also provides an opportunity for individuals to expand and maintain their network of colleagues with an interest in safety issues within the industry.


Stakeholder Meeting: Infrastructure Managers & Train Operators – Mosman Bay Room, Lobby
David Bainbridge, General Manager Risk Safety & Environment, Australian Rail Track Corporation, Australia

The objective of this IRSC stakeholders meeting for Operators/Infrastructure Managers is to share information and knowledge across the industry. The meeting provides a forum to learn from each other in the areas of good practice, lessons learned from accidents/incidents and risk management. This meeting also provides an opportunity for individuals to expand and maintain their network of colleagues with an interest in safety issues within the industry.


Stakeholder Meeting: Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers –
Matthew Hinchcliffe, Director, SNC-Lavalin, Australia

The objective of this IRSC stakeholders meeting for Contractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers is to share information and knowledge across the industry. The meeting provides a forum to learn from each other in the areas of good practice, lessons learned from accidents/incidents, risk management relevant to engaging as a contractor, supplier or manufacturer. This meeting also provides an opportunity for individuals to expand and maintain their network of colleagues with an interest in safety issues within the industry


If you haven’t already nominated your stakeholder meeting – please contact our customer service team on + 61 (0) 2 9080 4307 or email: info@informa.com.au to advise

Immediately following the Stakeholder Meetings, all are invited to attend the RISSB Horizon’s Pitch in the North Ballroom

16:35 – 16:45 | RISSB’s Horizons Young Professionals Program Presentation | North Ballroom

The RISSB Horizon’s program offers a unique opportunity for up and coming technical professionals (35 years and under) in the rail industry to be part of shaping rail’s technical future. Throughout the program, participants have been asked to develop an innovative idea that may be introduced into the railway industry in years to come.

On Sunday 13th October, the groups will be presenting their ideas to a panel of judges in the morning to determine the winning idea. We have invited the winning group to present their idea to the IRSC delegates following the Stakeholder Meetings (5-10 minutes).

17:00

Close of Day

17:30

Buses depart Hyatt

18:00

Welcome Reception – City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club

Reunite with friends and colleagues with your feet in the sand while watching the sunset over the ocean at the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club.

09:00

Welcome to IRSC

Deb Spring, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chair, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board, Australia

09:15

Welcome to Country

Ingrid Cumming Founder, Kart Koort Wiern,Custodian and traditional owner of Whadjuk Nyungar Country

 

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

09:30

Remarks from the Chair

Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Policy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Office of Rail and Road, UK

09:35

Digitalisation Reducing Risk in Irish Rail

Kay Doyle, Director of Health and Safety, Iarnród Eireann/Irish Rail, Ireland
Cathal Mangan, Technical Manager, Chief Civil Engineers Department, Iarnród Eireann/Irish Rail, Ireland

09:55

SNCF Rail Safety and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Frédéric Delorme, Chief Safety Officer, SNCF, France

10:15

Discussion Session

10:25

Morning Tea Break

 

Theme: Operational Demands Vs Financial Constraints “Don’t save yourself into trouble”

10:55

Remarks from the Chair

Steve Bickley, Director, Abbott Risk Consulting, Australia

11:00

The Lack of Synergy between Operational and Financial Managers in the Railways

Dr Peaceman Sopazi, Regional Technical Manager – Eastern Region, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa

11:20

Risk Analysis Methodology and Prioritisation of Safety Investments

Frédéric Henon, Chief of Corporate Safety, SNCF, France

11:40

Safety Guarantee System of Chinese HSR

Tian Jun, Director General of Safety Supervision Department, NRA, P. R. China

12:00

Discussion Session

12:15

Lunch Break

 

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

13:15

Remarks from the Chair

Bill Greer, Director, Safety, Rail Projects Victoria, Australia

13:20

How Do We Establish the Measures of Human Error through Technological Innovation such as Big Data, AI, and IOT by Open Innovation?

Toshiyuki Murai, General Secretary of Morioka Shinkansen branch, Morioka District Office, JREU, Japan

13:40

Risk Management of Operators Interpretation of Information from New Technology

Eva-Lotta Högberg, Senior investigator and IIC, Swedish Accident Investigation Authority, Sweden

14:00

Discussion Session

14:10

Afternoon Tea Break

14:40

Session Chair

Jesse Baker, General Manager – Safety & Innovation, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board

14:45

Digital Transformation of the Rail Sector: What Impact on the Regulator?

Laurent Cebulski, Authorisations Director, EPSF (Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire), France

15:05

Innovative Technology Provides Advanced Protection to Railroad Workers

Jaime Maguire, Director of Safety Programs, Harsco Rail, USA

15:35

Discussion Session

15:45

Close of Day 1

Deb Spring, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chair, Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board, Australia

17:00

Buses depart Hyatt

17:30 – 22:30

Gala Dinner – Sandalford Wines, Caversham

Take the opportunity to meet new colleagues and discuss the presentations from the conference at the Gala Dinner. Enjoy a taste of Australian delicacies at Sandalford Wines, one of Western Australia’s oldest, largest and most distinguished wineries. There will even be the opportunity to meet some Australian furry animals.

Dinner Speaker: Naomi Frauenfelder, Executive Director, TrackSAFE Foundation

09:00

Welcome

Nat Nagy, Executive Director, Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Australia

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

09:05

Remarks from the Chair

Andrew Meier, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Centre For Rail Innovation

09:10

Regulation and Innovation in Australia

Sue McCarrey, National Rail Safety Regulator, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

09:30

How Realistic is the Picture Provided by Your Assurance Regime?

Allan Spence, Interim Chief Quality Health, Safety and Environment Officer, Network Rail, UK

09:50

On the Way to Virtual Certification: A NSA’s Point of View

Laurent Cebulski, Authorisations Director, EPSF (Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire) France

10:10

BIM-AM-RS to Enhance Railway Safety in Hong Kong

KC Cheung, Chief Engineer, EMSD, Hong Kong SAR Government

10:30

Discussion Session

10:50

Break

11:20

State Minister’s Address | The Role of Innovation and Technology in WA’s Future

The Hon Rita Saffioti MP, Minister for Transport; Planning, Western Australia

 

Theme: Regulation and innovation – performance (systems) based regulation

11:35

Remarks from the Chair

Stuart Harrison, Head of Rail Operations, Roy Hill, Australia

11:40

The ORR Risk Management Maturity Model: Assessing the Relationship Between Organisational Culture, Management and Performance

Jen Ablitt, Deputy Director Safety Strategy and Policy and Head of the UK Delegation to the Channel Tunnel Safety Authority, Office of Rail and Road, UK

12:00

System Integration Requirements in Major Rail Projects in Australia

Raden Kusumo, Manager Major Projects, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

12:20

Discussion Session

12:30

Lunch Break

Theme: Automation Challenges

13:30

Remarks from the Chair

Danny Harnedy, Head of Safety Health & Environment, Aurizo

13:35

Autonomous Trains in an Open Environment: Collaboration Between Developer and Railway Safety Authority for a Successful Project

Samuel Boucher, Autonomous Freight Train Project Manager, SNCF, France
Laurent Cebulski, Authorisations Director, EPSF (Etablissement Public de Sécurité Ferroviaire), France

13:55

The Sixth Sensor: How IoT Smart Sensors Can Address Operational Challenges Introduced by Increasing Automation in Railways

Rodrigo Alvarez, Telecommunications Practice Director, Rail Systems Australia
Fersy Ramon Philip Castillo, Graduate Consultant, Rail Systems Australia

14:15

Discussion Session

14:25

Afternoon Tea Break

 

Theme: Competence and skills in a more automated industry

14:55

Remarks from the Chair

Kirby Jang, Director, Investigations – Rail/Pipeline, Transportation Safety Board of Canada, Canada

15:00

How to Nurture and Deploy Competencies in the Railway Industry: A Plan for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr Peaceman Sopazi, Regional Technical Manager – Eastern Region, Railway Safety Regulator, South Africa

15:20

Re-thinking Competency-based Training: Building Skills to Support Resilient Performance

Allison McDonald, Managing Director, SystemiQ, Australia

15:40

Discussion Session

15:50

Close of Day 2

9:00

Welcome

Sue McCarrey, National Rail Safety Regulator, Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Australia

Theme: Risk Management and Assurance

9:05

Remarks from the Chair

Dr Ann Mills, Head of Health & Safety Management, RSSB, UK

9:10

Transforming Rail Network Safety Through Equipment Safety & Compliance Management on a Modern SaaS Platform

Mark Barrett, Chief Operating Officer, aquipa, Australia

9:30

Digital Train Control: Functional Safety for AI Based Systems

David Milburn, Senior Technical Director, Global Leader – Digital Train Control, GHD, Australia
Mike Erskine, Executive Advisor, GHD Advisory, Australia

9:50

Compliance vs. Due Diligence: SFAIRP and its Interaction with System Safety and Assurance Approaches

Tim Procter, Senior Consultant, Indec Consulting, Australia

10:10

Discussion Session

10:25

Break

10:55

Keynote

Captain David Evans, Qantas

12:00

Lunch Break

Theme: Demonstrating Safety in New Technology

13:00

Remarks from the Chair

Kay Doyle, Director of Health and Safety, Iarnród Eireann/Irish Rail, Ireland

13:05

Innovation Through Automation LX Crossing Radar

Dave Farman, Manager BDM Europe, Rail Safety Division, IDS Corporation, UK

13:25

Next-Generation Rail Safety Systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Tony Crosby, General Manager, Services, 4Tel, Australia

13:45

The Smarter Way of Using Fire Protection in Rolling Stock Applications

Manprit Singh Baweja, Regional Manager – APAC, Fogtec Brandschutz & GmbH Co. KG, India

14:05

Discussion Session

14:20

Break

14:50

IRSC Update

15:35

Closing Ceremony, Tommy Little

15:50

Close of Conference

17:30

Buses depart Hyatt

18:00-21:00

Farewell Function – The Rooftop at The Lucky Shag

Wind down with colleagues at the end of the conference with beautiful views of the Swan River. The Lucky Shag is a perfect opportunity for delegates to celebrate the innovations and learnings from the conference.

Technical site tours – Speno Rail Maintenance and Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre (ROC), Perth

Thursday 17 October 2019

IRSC 2019 delegates will enjoy a tour of the Speno Rail Maintenance and Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre (ROC), Perth

Delegates will receive a first-hand experience of SRMA’s innovation, local designs and recent developments in creating efficiencies and improving safety in the key areas of specialist track maintenance technologies including rail grinding, switch grinding, ultrasonic inspection, track geometry and track inspection technologies.

Following this, delegates will visit the Roy Hill’s Perth-based integrated Corporate Headquarters and Remote Operations Centre (ROC) which provides end to end integration of its operations, marketing and corporate services functions. The central component of the ROC is the control room, which houses the Demand Chain team who are responsible for the operational planning, scheduling and execution of production activities across all areas of operations.

Itinerary
10.30am: Coaches depart Hyatt Regency Perth
11.00am: Arrive at Speno Rail Maintenance for 90min tour
12.45pm: Arrive at Roy Hill ROC for lunch before 90min tour starting at 2.00pm
3.30pm: Coaches depart Roy Hill ROC for Hyatt Regency Perth

Technical site tours – Roy Hill and Pilbara Ports Authority, Port Hedland

Friday 18 October 2019

IRSC 2019 delegates will enjoy a return chartered flight to Port Hedland to tour the facilities at Roy Hill and the Port of Port Hedland. The group will also have time to enjoy the sites and culture of the region.

A detailed itinerary, including information on PPE requirements, is currently being finalized and will be provided in the coming weeks.

05:15 Coaches collect attendees from Hyatt Regency
06:00 Depart Perth International Airport
08:15 Arrive Port Hedland
16:00 Depart Port Hedland
18:20 Perth International Airport

Please note: Limited places are still available as this day trip is close to capacity.

Refelecting the theme, Innovation and Technology: Changing the Future of Rail Safety, the IRSC 2019 Conference program will develop in the coming months.

The IRSC 2019 features:

  •  Stakeholder meetings
  •  Plenary speakers
  •  Technical visits
  •  Partners program
  •  Social and networking activities

Keynote Speaker: Captain David Evans

Captain David Evans has more than 40years’ flying experience and accumulated in excess of 23,000 hours in the air. For 25 of those years David has been a Check and Training Captain with Qantas on the international fleet and he has qualified in “Air Accident Investigation” and “Human Factors”. Still actively commanding the Qantas A380 Super Jumbos worldwide David also “Facilitates” Human Factors training at Qantas and “Fear of Flying” clinics in association with Aviation Australia.

In 2010 he was the Check Captain on board the Qantas QF32 during an “uncontained engine failure” resulting in serious damage to the almost brand new A380. Captain David Evans was very much part of the drama as it unfolded.

In today’s world we rely on technology to solve our problems but technology is only a tool.

When things go wrong nothing can replace the ‘Human’ in helping us to make the right decisions. Captain David Evans will share with you the real value of some of these Human Factors.

IRSC Guidelines regarding the Chatham House Rules

It is important for safety learnings that speakers feel comfortable to speak freely and openly. For this reason, the IRSC does not accept members of the Press in the main meeting room during sessions. The IRSC takes a Chatham House Rule approach to the sessions.

Meetings, events and discussions are normally conducted “on the record” with the Rule occasionally invoked at the speaker’s request. In cases where the Rule is not considered sufficiently strict, an event or part of an event may be held “off the record”. This means that, when a meeting or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity, nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. The Chatham House Rule originated at Chatham House (in the United Kingdom) with the aim of providing anonymity to speakers and to encourage openness and the sharing of information. It is now used throughout the world as an aid to free discussion.