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Meet Senior Decision Makers From


  • U.K. Rail Operators
  • European Rail Operators
  • Global Rail Operators

With The Following Job Titles


COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of...

  • Rolling Stock
  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Asset Management
  • State Of Good Repair
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • High Speed Rail
  • Fleet
  • Systems
  • Shops
  • Revenue Equipment

Day Two: Thursday 19th November 2020

POST COVID19 RESET OPPORTUNITIES FOR RAIL MAINTENANCE

Successfully Implementing Organisational Cultural Change, Optimising Core Skills Training & Controlling Human Factors To Ensure Efficiency & Accuracy

08:00  Virtual Conference Platform Opens. Login and familiarize yourself with the platform features and introduce yourself to other participants

08:50 Day 2 Of Virtual Conference Starts & Chairs Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE PANEL 

09:00 Human Factors: Leadership Strategies For Controlling The Wildcard In Rail Maintenance 

  • Best practices on controlling human factors in rail fleet maintenance
  • Learn how to overcome barriers and win consensus to deliver human factors training into your servicing operations
  • Reducing common errors in maintenance to lower cost, increasing safety and reliability
  • Moving away from a culture of blame and developing a culture that self manages employee mindsets 
  • Effective operational structures to support employee training and development  

Neil Robertson, CEO, The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)

Andrew Cook, Fleet Project Manager, Former Human Error Prevention Lead, Piccadilly and Jubilee Fleet Departments

Lisa Hunter, Continuous Improvement Manager, Chiltern Railway

Falco Mooren, Project ManagerNS

10:00 Audience Questions & Discussion 

EUROPEAN CASE STUDY 

10:10 Best Practice On Core Skills Training For New Engineers 

  • What are the key challenges in training new engineers to deliver reliable maintenance on new digital trains
  • Embedding training with real world experience to increase experience and knowledge in delivering maintenance
  • Examine strategies for optimizing training on key components including boogies, gears and doors to reduce costly incidents
  • Promoting continuous development to increase competency and embed learnt skills

Richard Flint, Fleet Technical ManagerChiltern Railway

10:40 Audience Questions & Discussion 

10:50 Coffee Break & Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area

PANEL: HUMAN FACTORS BEST PRACTICES 

11:20 Changing Organisational Culture & Employee Mindsets To Control Human Factors In Maintenance - Experiences From Automotive & Aerospace

"Organisational culture change is one of the hardest things you can possibly try and change within any business, never mind engineering cultures with core roots dating back to the 19th century"

Fleet Project Manager, European Urban Rail Network

  • Learn how to win buy-in from senior management and allocate budget to deliver a successful training implementation
  • Setting up training groups and choosing the right stake holders in your organisation to participate
  • Investigating and identifying initiating actions that lead to mistakes in maintenance servicing
  • Balancing individual and organizational culprability to deliver culture change and improved safety 

Lisa Hunter, Continuous Improvement Manager, Chiltern Railway

11:50 Audience Questions & Discussion 

HUMAN FACTORS AND TECHNOLOGY CHANGE 

12:00 Managing Non-Engineering People Skills In Relation To Technology Change 

  • Raising awareness of non-technical engineering skills relating to new technology coupled with a bigger picture awareness of what's important to get right 
  • Examine the benefits on non-technical training and how to introduce it into fleet maintenance training strategy
  • Using training to adapt mindsets and improving maintenance of digitally controlled trains
  • How are other industries implementing non-technical training to deliver improved maintenance performance

Andrew Cook, Fleet Project Manager, Former Human Error Prevention LeadPiccadilly and Jubilee Fleet Departments

12:30 Audience Questions & Discussion

CASE STUDY 

12:40 Combining Quality Hands On Training For Maintenance Engineers With Social Distancing Measures 

  • Success Stories on delivering practical hands-on training to improve engineer competency with social distancing in place at the depot
  • Learn how operators adapted existing training infrastructures to ensure employee safety and meet social distancing guidelines
  • Introducing On-line training to support overall training development and increase competencies
  • Examine how operators are protecting staff with PPE to minimize face to face contact in small training environments

13:10 Audience Questions & Discussion 

13:20 Lunch Break And Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area 

PANEL: INCENTIVISING SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION

14:20 Identifying Quality Technology Vendors, Incentivizing Greater Collaboration Between Rolling Stock Maintainers & Suppliers To Improve Standardization of Platforms And On-Board Systems

  • Identifying best practice in due diligence to ensure technology partner accreditation for safety & risk assessment
  • Learning what parameters can be set between manufacturers, technology vendors and fleet operators to optimize use of operational data in maintenance servicing
  • Incentivising research and collaboration the reduce cost and increase durability of on-board sensors technologies 
  • Setting the agenda for standardization of on-board systems and electronics to reduce cost and prevent in-built obsolescence
  • Improving the overall informational output of data interfaces and providing informational clarity to enhance servicing

Nicholas Kay, Operations Director - Europe, Wabtec Control Systems Pty Ltd

Richard Flint, Fleet Technical Manager, Chiltern Railway

Justin Southcombe, Commercial DirectorPerpetuum Ltd

Neil O'Connor, Head of Fleet Control, Performance and Planning, Govia ThamesLink

15:20 Extended Audience Questions & Discussion 

15:30 Coffee Break And Visit The Virtual Exhibition Area

POST COVID19 RESET OPPORTUNITIES FOR RAIL MAINTENANCE

Aligning Cost Reduction With Emissions Reduction & Decarbonising Fleets & Rail Maintenance Process

UK CASE STUDY - ALIGNING COST REDUCTION WITH CARBON REDUCTION 

16:00 Issues And Opportunities For Efficiently Reducing Emissions And Decarbonising A Rail System, Infrastructure, Trains, Depots - What Are The Implications For Maintenance?

  • Delivering a greener transportation system to reduce the impact on the environment and make rail more attractive than road or air
  • Examine the opportunity for decarbonisation to deliver long term cost savings for fleet maintainers
  • Assess available low cost technologies to upgrade legacy fleets and  manage reduction of emissions
  • Understanding the implication to the depot and infrastructure in introducing new and modified rolling stock to reduce carbon foot print

David Clarke, Technical Director, Railway Industry Association

16:20 Audience Questions & Discussion 

16:30 Innovating Maintenance Of Shinkansen Rolling Stock

  • Roles of maintenance in Shinkansen rolling stock
  • Introduction on our system to integrate maintenance and operational data
  • Use of tablets for checking maintenance procedures to eradicate chances of error while going paperless. Voice recognition functions are also incorporated
  • Introduction on Shinkansen N700S (Supreme), N700S has millimetre wave communication to drastically enhance bandwidth
  • Innovation realised by N700S and the integrated system

Mr Naoyuki Ueno, General Manager, London Office, Central Japan Railway Company

16:50 Audience Questions & Discussion 

17:00 Re-Thinking Depot & Maintenance Process To Comply With Emerging Emissions Reduction Standards

  • Considering the cost implications associated with upgrading the depot to maintain modified rolling stock
  • Examine best practice for training engineers to deliver maintenance on the modified rail fleets to increase reliability
  • Optimizing collaboration between depot and infrastructure to deliver successful low carbon initiative and meet emission targets

Brian Licence, Depot Planning And Operational Readiness Manager, Greater Anglia

17:20 Audience Questions & Discussion 

17:30 End Of Day 2 and Close of Conference 

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