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Re: Looking for other Rail Safety Professionals

Date posted: 02/10/2009 17:36 - kevyarra
Last Modified Date: 23/11/2009 19:09 - kevyarra

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

Date posted: 02/10/2009 22:11 - George Robotham

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

Date posted: 28/10/2009 16:33 - Phil Barker

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

Date posted: 16/12/2009 10:29 - Robyn Ross

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

Date posted: 15/02/2010 22:06 - Rossco

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

Date posted: 22/02/2010 09:06 - Dragan Sukara

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

Date posted: 14/04/2010 15:49 - David Sutherland

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

Date posted: 03/05/2010 22:24 - kevyarra

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

Date posted: 05/05/2010 13:57 - David Sutherland

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

Date posted: 03/08/2010 12:46 - CHELEC

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!! 

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