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    Title: Dangerous Goods Through Tunnels Presenter: Debra Kirk, Group Dangerous Goods Hazardous Substances Manager, Toll Group Description: Just how would our tunnels cope with a dangerous goods event? This session will discuss the hazards and engineering in place for such scenarios. With the increasing use of tunnels to address our transportation problems, there is an increasing need to consider the age-old risk of transporting dangerous goods and their exclusion from tunnels. Just how would our tunnels cope with a dangerous goods event? This session will detail the hazard, the engineering in place and the possible scenarios. About the presenter: Debra is the Group Dangerous Goods Manager for Toll, one of the Asia Pacific region’s leading providers of integrated logistics. Debra also represents the Australian Logistics Council on the Dangerous Goods Transport Maintenance Advisory Group providing input to the National Transport Commission’s changes to the ADG Code and model laws. Debra has extensive experience in both health and safety governance and the management of chemicals. She has worked in various industries including construction, logistics and the steel industry as well as for WorkSafe Victoria. Having worked for both industry and regulator, Debra is driven to bridge the gap between regulator and duty holder to deliver safe and compliant outcomes.
  2. Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Application Category > Maintenance. You can also view a list of all recordings. To be notified of upcoming webinars please register on this website. To get webinars free and bypass the registration process for each individual webinar, please join the Risk Engineering Society. Title: Risk-based maintenance revisited Description: Risk-based maintenance was developed at the same time as risk-based inspection but has not enjoyed the same popularity. There have been numerous scholastic articles written and even a standard developed which has now been withdrawn. However, with the latest developments in ‘Asset Management Systems’ and the ISO 5500x series, there is new interest being shown. Risk Based Maintenance is considered as a key strategic approach for maintenance within Asset Management. A Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) approach determines the most economical use of maintenance resources with the end goal of minimizing any risk of a failure. Assets that have a greater risk and consequence of failure are maintained and monitored more frequently while assets that carry a lower risk are subjected to less stringent maintenance monitoring, covering the risk/ cost/ performance criteria required by the Asset Management System. This presentation will cover the development of a Risk Based Maintenance system, from criticality analysis through risk-based maintenance strategy development and maintenance planning to using risk-based spares and repairs to meet the requirements of optimising cost, risk and performance. About the presenter David Finch MMaintMgt MIEAust CEng CMarEng MIMarEST CFAM CAMA An experienced asset, maintenance, operations and engineering manager with over 40 years’ industrial experience. He started his career in operations and moved into commissioning, maintenance and projects, working in the nuclear, oil & gas, petrochemical and LNG industries. He has specialised in Operational Readiness of new facilities and Asset Integrity Management of ageing facilities, including offshore platforms, FPSOs, pipelines, refineries, petrochemical and LNG plants. He currently working as an engineering consultant, in asset, integrity and integrated management assessments, maintenance, reliability and integrity training. He has worked in the UK, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Southeast Asia, India and Australia. He has led his teams to Maintenance Engineering Excellence Awards and was presented with the MESA Leadership Award in 2004. David is currently working as the Principal Consultant for Maintenance Integrity Solutions.
  3. Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Overview > Introduction to Risk. You can also view a list of all recordings. To be notified of upcoming webinars please register on this website. To get webinars free and bypass the registration process for each individual webinar, please join the Risk Engineering Society. Title: Engineers, frameworks and new ways of thinking Presenter: Warren Black, Principal and Founder, Complexus. Panelists: Geoff Hurst, Director, ENGENEOHS and Chair of the Risk Engineering Society of Engineers Australia Richard Robinson, Director, R2A Peter Flanagan, Lead Consultant, Capital Insight Description: This webinar is the first in a series to set out the fundamentals of risk management for engineers and examine the range of approaches in the engineering context. In this webinar, five major approaches to risk are introduced and the common elements of a risk management framework are identified. Every engineer needs to understand risk and how to manage it. Yet the application of risk management principles is subtlety different in every engineering context, which is as varied as the profession itself – spanning disciplines, industries, career stages and organisational applications. While there are some fundamental principles underpinning risk engineering, there are also a huge range of competing perspectives and approaches. If you think risk engineering is just the application of the ISO 31000 standard, you will be surprised at how the discipline has developed. A panel is included to introduce different perspectives and discuss frequently asked questions from the audience. This webinar series is suitable for engineers seeking to understand their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and challenge those with a basic understanding of the subject. It is an exceptional opportunity for continuing professional development in a practice that is relevant to every engineer at every stage of their career. This webinar series is part of multi-year project by the Risk Engineering Society to develop a Risk Engineering Body of Knowledge, capturing the diversity of perspectives and linking to international best practices. To be notified directly of all webinars in this series email your name, EA membership number, and RES membership status to [email protected] . About the presenter: Warren is a qualified Project Engineer and Risk Professional who also holds a Masters in Business (MBA) degree. He specialises in helping the broader stakeholders of complex projects & programs to embed governance, risk and assurance practices which may better reflect the degree of investment at risk. Prior to founding Complexus, Warren was programme risk and assurance lead at QGC, director of business risk and project assurance at Deloitte, VP of strategic consulting at Marsh & McLennan and a senior consultant at MAC Consulting.
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    Title: Cost Risk Analysis and Project Risk Presenter: John Hollmann, Owner, Validation Estimating Description: Precise and effective decision making during development and delivery of major projects deeply depends on timely and reliable information including the range of possible project schedule/cost estimates due to possible risks and uncertainties. For preparing accurate and consistent plans, especially at the early stages of project development, estimators and risk analysts need to select a suitable quantitative risk analysis (QRA) method, or a combination of methods, for their decision on a reasonable and appropriate schedule/cost contingency allowance. In the selection of suitable methods of cost risk analysis (CRA) and depending on the project requirements, the presenter will discuss and highlight a number of key aspects of the cost risk models which need to be considered by practitioners to increase the quality and reliability of outcomes, including: use of empirical research and actual historical data; applicable to all projects - simple and complex, large and small, conceptual or detailed, and good or bad quality estimates and schedules; and simple enough that consultants are not needed except for an outside view of strategic projects. The presenter will also discuss recent research on cost growth, schedule slip and accuracy while providing his experience and recommendations on an integrated set of cost risk analysis approach for both owners and contractors. About the Speaker: John is the author of “Project Risk Quantification”, owns Validation Estimating, LLC (VE), works with capital program managers to improve cost estimating, project control and cost/schedule risk quantification practices. John regularly reviews major international estimates and conducts risk analyses in support of investment decision making and contingency setting. John is a frequent speaker at international conferences, has written many papers and was the lead author of the AACEi text; the Total Cost Management (TCM) Framework. John is an Honorary Life Member of AACEi and recipient of their Award of Merit. Prior to founding VE, John led the Cost Engineering Committee metrics and research efforts at Independent Project Analysis, Inc. John is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Cost Professional, a Certified Estimating Professional and Decision and Risk Management Professional.
  5. Recording: This webinar has now passed. https://vimeo.com/manage/316481282/general# Members of Engineers Australia and the Risk Engineering Society can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Industry Applications > Manufacturing. Others can purchase the recording on EABooks (coming). The list of all recordings can be viewed here. Description: Aerospace safe design principles have been based on over 100 years of aviation experience since the Wright brothers’ experiments, and strong regulatory governance to protect the airborne crews and public transport users. Design and failure experience accelerated during the War years and became enshrined in Airworthiness Codes with international mutual agreements. The first formalised concepts of ‘Engineering for Safety’ were presented in 1946 to the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences using post-accident analysis to inform design and reduce error, that should as be a specialised discipline within engineering, requiring a place along-side the structures and aerodynamics groups. The need for quantitative methods was recognised early on, and gained acceptance as a tool for objectifying engineering judgements throughout the 60’s. A fundamental starting point was the concept of “risk budgets” for entire systems and attributing a 50/50 allocation between ‘performance’ and the accumulation of equipment ‘failures’. Historical evidence at the time, from civilian transport category aircraft, was that the frequency of serious accidents due to operational and airframe related causes was approximately one per million hours of flight. Further budgeting logic resulted in a civil certification quantitative system safety standard being established, as supplemental to the strict design rules. Other fundamental principles accompany the system safety requirements such as: established structural factors of safety, design requirements throughout the airworthiness codes, fail-safe design concepts, and the fact that no single point of component failure shall have the possibility to cause a catastrophic event. Airworthiness relies on these principles and underlying assumptions by continuing to underpin protective and corrective decisions made in-service, when aircraft defects or previously hidden or poorly understood failure modes arise – including those involving human performance. The probability of risk exposure and the level of safety owed to 3rd parties on the ground, in the air sharing the airspace (and on the road for Autonomous Cars) must now be a driving factor in deciding in “certification”. This interactive presentation will explain the background detail to these principles and the idea of a quantitative vs qualitative vs process basis for acceptable safety management, to support a discussion about these future risk based decisions. Short bio of first speaker – BJ Martin: BJ Martin is an accomplished senior aerospace engineer, initially serving 15 years in the Air Force, and now accumulating over 30 years broad experience in the fields of: aerospace & systems engineering, system safety, airworthiness certification in the capital acquisition project management environment. BJ is the Nova Capability Lead for Safety and Certification covering all of Nova’s regulatory domain exposure – responsible for related knowledge development, maintenance and deployment across the Nova Group in support of services and products. He represents Nova on the Defence Aviation Regulatory Reform industry consultative forum, has led and contributed to safety assessments for all significant UAS to enter ADF service, as well as regulatory framework development and related studies. Recently guiding Nova’s proposed Safety Assurance System and regulatory options for introduction of Autonomous Vehicles onto Australian Roads for the National Transport Commission. From 2011-until the present has been the organising Chairman of the Australian System Safety Conference and in 2015 he adopted the position of National Chair of the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association. BJ has been an instructor on various introductory courses for system safety and airworthiness for almost 15 years and is currently focussing on Nova’s developing opportunities in Safety Assurance and Certification for UAS, Rail and Seaworthiness. Short bio of second speaker – Kevin Yates: Kevin has over 31 years’ engineering experience in rail, aviation in Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. Prior to entering the rail industry, Kevin was in the military and civil aviation industries for 26 years. For 21 years he worked in the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm culminating in his final role as Test and Evaluation Manager for the $2Bn Tiger Helicopter acquisition program. Following his retirement from the ADF, he worked in PNG as Australia’s Aviation Safety Advisor advising on the whole aviation regulatory environment change program before taking up a position as Safety Systems Manager for Air Niugini. Most recently, he has worked as a Safety Assurance Manager and Senior Risk Advisor for Transport for New South Wales (Sydney Trains), which included Digital Train Radio System, Wynyard to Waverton re-signalling and the Newcastle Interchange projects. Over the last four years Kevin has worked closely with TfNSW, UGL, LORAC, Downer and ONRSR on multiple rail infrastructure projects.
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    Recording: This webinar has now passed. Members of Engineers Australia and the Risk Engineering Society can view the recording for free on MyPortal. Logon and navigate to Industry Applications > Services. Others can purchase the recording on EABooks (coming). The list of all recordings can be viewed here. With the likelihood of the increased prevalence of conditions conducive for wild fires. It is an imperative that engineering solutions keep pace with the need. Gary Weir will present the processes CFA uses for the introduction into service of new firefighting equipment. Tim Procter will present on balancing electricity network reliability, safety and economic efficiency when dealing with bushfire risk. Speakers Gary Weir Operations Manager, Wildfire Planning & Forestry Industry Brigades, CFA Gary has worked for CFA as an operational officer for over 30 years, serving in both the field and in their headquarters. He has operational experience with firefighting during the Ash Wednesday and Black Saturday fire emergencies, and most other Victorian major campaign fires since 1980. Gary has had leadership roles with emergencies such as the Longford Gas Explosion and Hazelwood mine hazmat fire. In 2000, Gary had the opportunity to be part of the first ever Australian and New Zealand firefighting team invited over to the United States to lead US firefighting teams in the wilderness areas of Montana. Gary’s current role is part of a team which provides 24/7 coverage as the CFA’s State Duty Officer and involves strategic management of bushfire and planned burning. He is also the Manager for all of CFA’s privately operated plantation company industry brigades. Tim Procter Partner, R2A Due Diligence Engineers Tim is one of Australia’s leading due diligence engineers. With wide-ranging industry experience, Tim shares his knowledge and expertise through postgraduate lecturing, seminars, books, academic papers, and with some of Australia’s largest organisations. He regularly presents on the advantages of adopting the precaution based approach to risk instead of the hazard based process, which has been dominant in Australia in recent times. Tim is also a member of Engineers Australia Victorian Committee for the College of Leadership and Management.
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