1
May 2014
The role of the
Asset Standards Authority
Toby Horstead
Principal Manager,
Network and Asset Strategy
2
Outline
• What and who is the ASA
• TfNSW Rail Assets
• ASA Activities
• Whole of Life, Assurance and Configuration
• In...
3
What is the ASA?
• ASA is an independent body within TfNSW
• Design authority for defined transport assets
• Technical a...
4
ASA within TfNSW
David Stewart
Secretary
Toby Horstead
5
NSW Transport Reform (Rail)
• 1 July 2013: new arrangements went live.
• RailCorp was restructured:
– Sydney Trains and ...
6
Who is in the ASA?
A balance recruitment from Government and Industry
7
Who is in the ASA?
8
Role of ASA
• Accountability for all rail engineering standards
• Assuring companies providing asset services have
quali...
9
Role of ASA
10
Role of ASA
11
Rail asset highlights
Metro
2,008 electric and diesel
fleet cars
1,604 km (approx) main
line track
Approx 83 route km o...
12
ASA Activities
13
A new procurement
paradigm
14
Authorisation update
• Two types of authorisation
– Project and Direct
• Authorisations issued to date
– 15 project
– 5...
15
AEO status - Note
• AEO status does NOT cut across legislative and
regulatory boundaries
• AEO status does not guarante...
16
Standards activities
• 1 Jul 13 - began with identified
RailCorp standards (more than
1,400 standards)
• Program develo...
17
Working with RISSB
Rail Standards
• Working in concert with RISSB to align standard
development plans and ensure greate...
18
Assurance through the whole
asset lifecycle
• Positive declaration to give confidence, a promise
• Confidence or certai...
19
Whole of Life - consider
• Capital – install the latest
and greatest?
• Integration – available
time to build, system
a...
20
Configuration governance
21
Do not forget Disposal
First of 24 Turnouts being removed at Ashfield June 2013
22
Working with Industry
• ASA here to collaborate with industry
• AEO’s:
– required to compete for work through the TfNSW...
23
Industry engagement
Industry
Briefings
Round Tables
Assurance Asset Management
Lifecycle
Intervention &
Assurance
Stand...
24
The customer is at the
centre of everything we do
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Toby Horstead delivered the presentation at 2014 RISSB National Rail Turnouts Workshop.

The RISSB National Rail Turnouts Workshop gives all those involved an in-depth forum for discussion and the sharing of expertise. A key element of this workshop is participation and knowledge sharing from audience as well as the workshop leaders. It is a chance for you to bring your experience and to take away new approaches for best practice.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/railturnoutsworkshop14

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Toby Horstead - Transport for NSW - The role of the Asset Standards Authority

  1. 1. 1 May 2014 The role of the Asset Standards Authority Toby Horstead Principal Manager, Network and Asset Strategy
  2. 2. 2 Outline • What and who is the ASA • TfNSW Rail Assets • ASA Activities • Whole of Life, Assurance and Configuration • Industry Engagement
  3. 3. 3 What is the ASA? • ASA is an independent body within TfNSW • Design authority for defined transport assets • Technical authority for Asset Management • Currently heavy rail - metropolitan, country and North West Rail Link • Working to expand coverage into Light Rail and Ferry assets • Dual reporting - DDG TPD and Secretary TfNSW
  4. 4. 4 ASA within TfNSW David Stewart Secretary Toby Horstead
  5. 5. 5 NSW Transport Reform (Rail) • 1 July 2013: new arrangements went live. • RailCorp was restructured: – Sydney Trains and NSW Trains as operator maintainers. – Residual RailCorp asset owner (subject to change). • TfNSW as planner, procurer and Design Authority for assets • ASA established to exercise Design Authority over all TfNSW heavy rail assets • ASA to grant Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) status
  6. 6. 6 Who is in the ASA? A balance recruitment from Government and Industry
  7. 7. 7 Who is in the ASA?
  8. 8. 8 Role of ASA • Accountability for all rail engineering standards • Assuring companies providing asset services have quality processes • Setting requirements for asset information and reporting on asset integrity • Promote whole of life view, support asset planning • Maintaining configuration control of rail network • Ensuring long term skills and knowledge are developed and maintained
  9. 9. 9 Role of ASA
  10. 10. 10 Role of ASA
  11. 11. 11 Rail asset highlights Metro 2,008 electric and diesel fleet cars 1,604 km (approx) main line track Approx 83 route km of tunnels Approx 1,148 bridge structures 376 stations (includes country and Hunter line stations) 92 traction sub-stations and 68 sectioning huts 3,957 signals 6,831 track circuits 2,042 km optic fibre 2,500 km copper cable More than 1,900 turnout assets Country rail 2,386 km track 1312 level crossings (300 active) 984 bridge structures NWRL 36 km track (incl. 13km ECRL) 8 stations with platform screen doors 30 km tunnels (15km twin) 4 km viaduct 20 mass transit trains – Phase1 SWRL 11.4 km track 2 stations
  12. 12. 12 ASA Activities
  13. 13. 13 A new procurement paradigm
  14. 14. 14 Authorisation update • Two types of authorisation – Project and Direct • Authorisations issued to date – 15 project – 5 organisational • Authorisations in progress – 15 project – 6 organisational • 103 organisations expressing interest
  15. 15. 15 AEO status - Note • AEO status does NOT cut across legislative and regulatory boundaries • AEO status does not guarantee work – normal procurement/tendering processes apply • AEO status does not take away from the normal project management activities between Principal and Contractor relating to the management of scope and time
  16. 16. 16 Standards activities • 1 Jul 13 - began with identified RailCorp standards (more than 1,400 standards) • Program developed to review standards • Website access to suit industry • Close engagement with industry • Opportunity to open up market to bigger competition and supply options eg rolling stock Review or create new Standard Existing Internal Standard (where available) New or altered requirements International Standard Suitable National Standard Suitable Publish Standard, Reference and Context Material Process Complete Create Set of Requirements No Yes Yes Standards Creation Process
  17. 17. 17 Working with RISSB Rail Standards • Working in concert with RISSB to align standard development plans and ensure greatest benefit and efficiencies • Focusing on developing performance based standards across the full asset life cycle • ASA utilise peer review and consultation that supports RISSB processes • ASA performance based standards may be used as draft for developing a national standard
  18. 18. 18 Assurance through the whole asset lifecycle • Positive declaration to give confidence, a promise • Confidence or certainty in one’s abilities • Story of what has been done to ensure right asset/outcome is delivered • Argument with evidence
  19. 19. 19 Whole of Life - consider • Capital – install the latest and greatest? • Integration – available time to build, system adjustment, compatibility • Maintenance – has xing been protected, refurbish instead of renew • But first, Operation – is the xover really needed, what is the criticality? Facing TO on a diamond Xover
  20. 20. 20 Configuration governance
  21. 21. 21 Do not forget Disposal First of 24 Turnouts being removed at Ashfield June 2013
  22. 22. 22 Working with Industry • ASA here to collaborate with industry • AEO’s: – required to compete for work through the TfNSW procurement process. – Non-AEO’s are still able to provide engineering services for TfNSW; however, these engineering services need to be assured by an AEO. • Work always with a whole of life view • Provide TfNSW with safe and assured solutions
  23. 23. 23 Industry engagement Industry Briefings Round Tables Assurance Asset Management Lifecycle Intervention & Assurance Standards Management – Performance Approach, Type Approvals & Concessions Challenging Standards AEO Progress & ASA/Industry Reform Update Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec 1stIndustry Briefing 1stRound Table 2ndRound Table 3rdRound Table 2ndIndustry Briefing 3rdIndustry Briefing 4thIndustry Briefing Benefits Realisation Assurance 4thRound Table Technical Forums, Standards working groups and Technical Committees are held every month throughout the year – look out for expressions of interest requests
  24. 24. 24 The customer is at the centre of everything we do

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