Rail Safety 2014
Reflections on a year of ONRSR – Rob Andrews
Overview
Ø Safety Regulation prior to ONRSR
Ø The journey of ONRSR so far
Ø The journey ahead
Ø The lessons learned an...
Safety regulation prior to ONRSR
Ø 7 State Regulatory Bodies
Ø Rail Safety Regulators Panel
Ø Some good collective deci...
The Journey of ONRSR so far
Ø Law enacted in SA,NSW,TAS,NT -January
2013
Ø 145 Accreditations now 95 Accredited
operator...
The journey ahead
Ø Transition of remaining States - Crucial
Ø Continue cultural change and driving consistency
Ø Deliv...
The journey ahead
Ø  Priority Compliance and Enforcement Areas
•  LX’s
•  Safe systems of work
•  RRVs
•  Major Projects
...
Lessons learned
Ø  Difficult for Project to anticipate Regulators needs
Ø  IT Systems always take longer than you think
...
Vision for Australian rail safety……..
I know, I saw it right away too.... No safety glasses
or hearing protection!!!
Vision for Australian rail safety……..
Vision for Australian Rail Safety
Ø  Regulator
•  C&E and Safety Improvement
•  Velvet glove and iron fist
•  Consistent ...
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Rob Andrews - National Rail Safety Regulator Project Office - Reflection of Australian rail safety and risk based regulation

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Rob Andrews, CEO, National Rail Safety Regulator delivered this presentation at the Rail Safety Conference 2014. Rail Safety 2014 brought together the key national decision-makers to deliver new ideas and develop innovative ways to leverage technology for safer outcomes.

For more information, please visit http://www.railsafetyconference.com.au/rs14

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Rob Andrews - National Rail Safety Regulator Project Office - Reflection of Australian rail safety and risk based regulation

  1. 1. Rail Safety 2014 Reflections on a year of ONRSR – Rob Andrews
  2. 2. Overview Ø Safety Regulation prior to ONRSR Ø The journey of ONRSR so far Ø The journey ahead Ø The lessons learned and achievements Ø The vision for Australian Rail Safety
  3. 3. Safety regulation prior to ONRSR Ø 7 State Regulatory Bodies Ø Rail Safety Regulators Panel Ø Some good collective decisions Ø Some inconsistent approaches taken Ø Petition that Standards harmonisation was difficult Ø Multiple accreditations for operators – different conditions Ø Burden of multiple Regulators Ø Recognition that a National Regulatory Office was needed. Ø Preparatory work for ONRSR led by State Governments Ø RSNL (SA) Drafted
  4. 4. The Journey of ONRSR so far Ø Law enacted in SA,NSW,TAS,NT -January 2013 Ø 145 Accreditations now 95 Accredited operators Ø 110 Staff in 4 locations Ø Stakeholder Forums – CEO Industry, National and Branch Operations, Union and RISSB Ø Over 100 national Policy, Processes and Procedures •  Regulatory Approach, •  Safety Improvement Policy, •  C&E Policy Ø NOC – improving efficiency
  5. 5. The journey ahead Ø Transition of remaining States - Crucial Ø Continue cultural change and driving consistency Ø Deliver Corporate Plan •  Targeted Compliance and enforcement •  Safety Improvement initiatives •  D&A Review •  Cost recovery review •  Fatigue management review •  Working with RISSB on Standards development •  Supporting SISAR and SRM Development •  Etc
  6. 6. The journey ahead Ø  Priority Compliance and Enforcement Areas •  LX’s •  Safe systems of work •  RRVs •  Major Projects •  Underground safety •  Track worker safety Ø  Safety Improvement initiatives •  RRV •  HF integration •  Fatigue management •  SMS maturity
  7. 7. Lessons learned Ø  Difficult for Project to anticipate Regulators needs Ø  IT Systems always take longer than you think Ø  Change Management is a long process Ø  Service Level Agreements are difficult to get right Ø  Data quality poor Achievements Ø  Corporate Plan Ø  Annual report Ø  Annual Safety Report Ø  Fees Regulation Ø  Consolidation of Registrations and Accreditations Ø  Team largely built Ø  Excellent relationship and support from industry Ø  Vision established
  8. 8. Vision for Australian rail safety……..
  9. 9. I know, I saw it right away too.... No safety glasses or hearing protection!!! Vision for Australian rail safety……..
  10. 10. Vision for Australian Rail Safety Ø  Regulator •  C&E and Safety Improvement •  Velvet glove and iron fist •  Consistent contextual regulation Ø  Industry •  Live up to co-regulatory regime – Approach under development •  Industry Standards should be: ─  All inclusive -Driven nationally ─  Be risk based ─  Clear on what represents good practice •  National risk profile(s) must be generated ─  Appropriate risk model and data collected & analysed. The prize sought by industry for harmonisation needs to be worked
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