We are proud to announce that RGB Assurance has been selected to develop a safety risk model for the Australian Rail Industry. The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) selected RGB Assurance through an open tendering process against some very strong competition. The project involves developing a risk model for Australia’s Rail Transport Operators that will allow them to estimate their safety risk and benchmark their risk against other Operators. The risk model will also be used by RISSB and ONRSR to estimate national rail safety risk. As part of the project, RGB Assurance will deliver a web application that will allow users to access the model and a report on the safety risk profile for the Australian Rail Industry. Please see RISSB’s announcement of the project.
ETCS North Coast Line
Queensland Rail have engaged RGB Assurance in the role of Independent Safety Assessor and Auditor (ISAA) on the ETCS North Coast Line project. This project will improve the provision of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems for passenger rail services between Caboolture and Gympie North. This is in addition to the ISAA work already being performed by RGB Assurance for upgrades to the WESTECT ATP system at Queensland Rail.
Brisbane Office Expanding
We welcome three new staff, who have joined us in October and November 2016.
Ashlea Laundess has joined as a Senior Safety Engineer. Ashlea is a Chartered Professional Engineer, with extensive experience in process safety engineering and process engineering, including for nitrate plants and water treatment facilities. Ashlea will be applying her skills and experience to RGB's projects in the process industry and other industries.
Andrew Whalley and Mitchell Savell have joined as graduate engineers. Mitchell graduates in 2016 from The University of Queensland, but has been working with RGB for some time already, part-time, in the area of software verification. Andrew graduated in 2015 from The University of Queensland and joins us from a software development role.
Australian System Safety Conference 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Tim McComb for receiving the prize for Best Talk at the Australian System Safety Conference (ASSC 2016) this year. His talk was on the topic of "How Small Errors in Precision Can Lead to Big Problems in Safety and Security Critical Systems (and what to do about it)". Dr. McComb is a Principal Software Safety Engineer with RGB Assurance.
The conference also featured a talk by Dr. Holger Becht on "Human Factors in Safety and Security", and a tutorial by Principal Systems Engineer Dr. Phil Cook on "What Every System Safety Engineer Should Know About Cryptography".
RGB Assurance has partnered with Streten Masons Lawyers to launch SiG-IT, a new way to protect your hand-written signatures and signatures being made on behalf of your organisation.
Visit http://sig-it.co to learn more.
Selected on DSTO Panel
RGB Assurance has been selected for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Scientific, Engineering and Other Technical Services Standing Offer Panel.
This is recognition that RGB Assurance is capable of providing services as Pre-Eminent Specialists in Systems Engineering and Analysis.
Positions based in Perth and Brisbane are available.
Software Development for Lockheed Martin
RGB Assurance has been engaged by Lockheed Martin to develop a high-integrity tool for validating safety properties of configuration data.