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Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

09/10/2008 08:25

I am a Safety Facilitator ( and a rail buff) with QR and would like to establish contact with other rail safety professionals with the view of generating some stimulating debates in areas of common interest.

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

09/10/2008 11:29

George

Can I suggest that you also circulate your request through SafetyWeek?  Send me the text at jonesk99@gmail.com .and I'll make sure it is included.

Kevin Jones
OHS Consultant and Freelance Writer
Australia
Ph: 61 (0) 3 9478 9484
Fax: 61 (0) 3 9442 3607
Safety At Work blog - http://safetyatworkblog.wordpress.com/feed
Alliance Member
Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

09/10/2008 12:39

Hi George, I am a CFSIA and life member of the SIA.  Please add me to your interest group.  More recently, I have run several training courses for V/Line.

Leave all further contact to you.   Neville J. Betts, CFSIA.RSP.

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

22/10/2008 16:24

I am a national safety and QA manager for rail. I am interested in a rail forum.

Any particular topics ?

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

22/10/2008 17:34

Hi

 I am Safety and Environment Coordinator with WestNet Rail. I would be keen to touch base with others in Rail industry.

 Regards

Darren Trengove

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

23/10/2008 16:26

Hi Darren,

I am the General Manger Safety for the Departement of Transport (Vic) for the projects division.  I work in the rail sector in Victoria.

What sort of topics are you interested in???

Please include me.

Thanks Nicole  

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

23/10/2008 17:19

I hope that through the National AGM in Sydney next week there is some clarity on these special interest group forums. There certainly needs some parameters established.  I believe the SIGs have been part of the strategic plan for some months but with no progress that I am aware of.

Let me put some topics and/or opinions out there.

Suitably trained professionals - There is a shortage of rail safety professionals and many companies on new infrastructure projects are recruiting OHS people to fill  the roles.  OHS and Rail Safety are very differnet and the influx of OHS professionals is skewing safety management in rail maintenance and construction.

Rail Safety Auditing -  seems to be of variable quality.

Joint Ventures - many of the systems of members of various consortia going for rail infrastructure projects are being found to be incompatible even though these were, supposedly, developed to the same set of rules and standards

Now if any of these matters are to be taken up for discussion, may I suggest that each be treated as a separate topic.

Please remember these forums will only work if participants are willing to give, to contribute.  Making a statement without background, question or opinion is simply a statement which doesn't foster discussion. It is barely an intriduction.

Lastly it is nice to include some contact details about yourself or an email signature in the forums.  That in itself can generate discussion and makes it easier to take it off-line if necessary

Regards

Kevin Jones
OHS Consultant and Freelance Writer
Australia
Ph: 61 (0) 3 9478 9484
Fax: 61 (0) 3 9442 3607
Email: jonesk@optusnet.com.au
Safety At Work blog - http://safetyatworkblog.wordpress.com/feed
Alliance Member
Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

07/12/2008 22:40

Hi I am involved in the maintenance area of a Rolling Stock workshop in Western Australia ,with an interest in safety in the workplace.  I am looking for a site or persons who may have experience in this field as I'm relatively new to this environment.  

Yours in Safety,

   kevyarra@arach.net.au

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

28/09/2009 14:40
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Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

28/09/2009 15:26

Hi George,

 I am a SHE Adviser linked to the Capital Projects group in TransAdelaide SA based at the Mile End Infrastructure department. Essentially my role is Safety, Inspections and Auditing of major contracts work.

 Brent

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

02/10/2009 17:36
George,    I work in the Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot  for QR.  As a new bloke on the block (Cert 1V) I am looking to add to my limited library of easy to read and understand OHS material.  I have found some information is a bit long winded and would love to read your research. I am particularly interested in reading your below references as a matter of interest and to assist me in understanding OH&S further.         1-2 pagers on Accident investigation,  Auditing, Force-field analysis, Interpersonal and communications skills, Leadership, Learning, Risk assessment, Safety project steps, Safety management systems, Team-building and Workplace Health & Safety Legislation in Qld.  I appreciate your help and assistance,   Regards,kevyarra@arach.net.au

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

02/10/2009 22:11

Some of it will be on my web-site ohschange.com.au

If I can ever tear my son away from the girlfriend I have another 50 or so papers to be added.

Have a look at the web-site and what you cannot find send me an e-mail to fgrobotham@gmail.com & I will send it to you.

Regards,

George Robotham

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

28/10/2009 16:33

Hello all

I've been following the thread of this forum and agree that a forum for rail operations safety is worthwhile. Count me in.

I'm currently Rail Business Manager in Queensland consulting in rail safety management to various rail operators and network managers in Aust.

Regards

Phil

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

16/12/2009 10:29

Hi

I would also be interested in the Rail Safety forum, I am currently the Safety Manager for Lloyds Register including the Rail and LRQA business streams so we have employees involved in rail across all states.

Robyn Ross

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

15/02/2010 22:06

Hello All,

 I am a Rail Safety Manager for a National Construction Company, Happy to provide input where i can.

 I am also the Safety Manager for a Heritage Rail Operator in NSW.

 Rossco

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

22/02/2010 09:06

Hi George

 I am a Safety & Environment Investigator for RailCorp, NSW. Please include me in the forum.

 cheers

Dragan Sukara, CPMSIA

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

14/04/2010 15:49

Hi - I am currently working as a consultant specialising in Rail Safety and would be glad to assist and be part of this. I had 12 years with a major Rail Contractor and currently work with several major rail organisations and a few non rail organisations.

I also would like to add support to Kevin Jones' observation of a lack of understanding of OH&S specialists failing to grasp the subtle but very important differences between the 2 spheres whilst recognising the areas of overlap. This has been a perennial problem over the years I was in rail construction and maintenance.

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

03/05/2010 22:24

I also would like to add support to Kevin Jones' observation of a lack of understanding of OH&S specialists failing to grasp the subtle but very important differences between the 2 spheres whilst recognising the areas of overlap. This has been a perennial problem over the years I was in rail construction and maintenance???

David

Can you explain what you mean regarding overlap  and is this rolling stock maintance or track maintance

I am in rolling stock maintance and trying to get a grasp on the railway mentality it (to me) seems very old school

cheers Kev

kevyarra@arach.net.au 

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

05/05/2010 13:57

Hi Kev - this is truly a vexed question and one with many "ifs and buts" in it and certainly much larger than I would like to try and decribe here in this forum. I suggest that this may be better spoken about directly either over the phone or in a "face to face" situation and I would be more than happy to do either over a cup of coffee.

However it overlaps in both areas. In terms of rollingstock you have suych factors as considering the cab design ergonomics, driver and maintainer functions. Have a look at the ARA Codes for Rollingstock (the new AS 7500 series) and you can see large overlaps in the 2 speres of interest. Clearly in track construction there is very little in direct terms beyond the track design and operability processes. In track maintenance however it becomes a lot more intertwined with the operability aspects of the railway versus the need for essential track maintenance processes and delivery demands.

If you would like to have a casual chinwag to discuss some of these aspects, as I say I will be more than happy to - but you buy the coffee! Please call me to discuss. I think you have my number following our email contact.

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

03/08/2010 12:46
It is interesting to read over the contacts in this forum since 2008 and note that you are all happy to generalise about the difference between OHS Specialists and Rail Safety Specialists. It has been stated that OHS Specialists have a" lack of understanding" and "fail to grasp the didfference between OHS and Rail OHS". Having worked in the Rail Industry as an OHSE Specialist, I put it to you, that it is the Rail Industry that cannot see the difference between OHS Legislation and Rail Legislation. We , as a group of "SPECIALISTS", need to be mindful that rail infrastructure does not run itself. Humans do have a place in the industry. Rail Industry has a history of "blame" and are quick to shift this blame to OHS personnel. Its pretty simple really, OHS is integrated into the Rail Industry and is here to stay. Get used to it boys!! 

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

10/09/2010 19:51

Hi George

I was as the A.Senior Manager Safety Rollingstock Projects for RailCorp. PLease include me Narelle Stoll

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

13/09/2010 09:30
I would like to become involved in your interest group.  I remain a keen observer of the level of concept design control in both engineering and ergonomics and, by default, the parent design management skills exercised in the Rail Industry (RI), having been a provider of independent design and human factors expert reports to an interested party in the Waterfall accident.  Regrettably, I agree that even now an in-house  concept of "RI OHS" still prevails.   

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

14/09/2010 14:04

Hi George

I have been a Safety Facilitator for RailCorp for over eight years, initially with Stations and now with Communication & Control Systems.

Please add me to your group.

Cheers

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

07/06/2011 09:19

Hi George and Others 

I work in the same company as George as a Group Safety Advisor. I would also very much like us to keep the discussion going on rail issues as it is a complex area with respect to OH&S.

 Regards 

Doug Wood (QR National)

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

03/07/2012 11:04

Hi,

I am currently a HSE Superintendent working on the BHP rail expansion projects in the Pilbara. I have also worked with QR and Pilbara Iron Rail.

I would like to join the gtoup.

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

06/07/2012 12:38

Hi,

I'm Director Safety, Environment, Quality and Risk at RailCorp.  I'd be really interested in people's views on the new rail safety regulator and investigator including on the legislation.  I'm one of the industry reps for these reforms working with ARA to get the best safety and efficiency outcomes from regulatory reform.

Clare

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

08/07/2012 20:26
OK we have all joined, where to now??

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

17/12/2012 21:11

Looks like the wheels have fallen off this forum 

 

Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

11/06/2014 19:17

Any plans to put the wheels back on?

 

Nic