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Feeling sleepy? Not functioning as well as you usually would? These could be signs of mental or physical fatigue. It may be surprising, but fatigue is four times more likely to contribute to workplace impairment than drugs or alcohol. Pro-Visual Publishing, in partnership with The Rail Track Association of Australia (RTAA) and the Office of the National Rail safety Regulator (ONRSR), has released the latest interactive edition of the Rail Industry Guide to Workplace Safety, to help raise awareness and curb the issue of fatigue and other issues rail workers are presented with on a daily basis.   

This year’s Guide not only provides solid guidelines on driver fatigue and management, it also offers information on drug and alcohol management and testing types, as well as safe work on tracks. This information is crucial to transport operators in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for their workers.

A distinctive aspect of the Guide involves Augmented Reality (AR), an interactive digital feature that contributes to workers and management engaging and retaining information on a whole new level. By simply downloading the free Pro-Vis AR app, workers in the Rail Industry can use their smart device to gain access to further resources, adding to their interactive experience of staying safe in the workplace.

“I would like to thank all the sponsors of the Rail Industry Guide to Safety 2018. Their support has made it possible for the Guide to be distributed free of charge.”

– John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene, and wellbeing information resource guides. Each guide is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s guides are vital resources to ensure workers return home exactly the way they came to work.

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Guide, please call (02) 8272 2611, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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As part of the “week” that surrounded International Women’s Day, RTAA along with co-hosts Engineers Australia, RTSA, TAS and sponsors GHD joined forces to bring our Perth members a celebratory breakfast!

We were joined by three leading women in transport;

Nicole Lockwood - Taskforce Chair, Westport

Jamie Mullins - Rail Planning Manager, Public Transport Authority - METRONET

Heather McPherson - Principal Professional - Rail, GHD

Each shared their personal experiences and the challenges we face in transport.

The breakfast was a sell out and each guest received a copy of the RTAA Women in Rail Publication - In her words Stories from women in rail.

Already planning the next one!

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Michelle Homa
Coach & Co. Pty Ltd

Michelle Homa

Michelle Homa has worked and studied broadly and extensively across Psychology, Business, Executive and Life Coaching, Innovation, Disruption and Business Strategy. She holds a portfolio of business interests and became an inaugural recipient of the $60million LaunchVic Innovation Fund in 2016 to improve business innovation outcomes for Australians locally and globally. Michelle established Coach & Co Pty Ltd in 2005 to deliver quality, and strategic, leadership, workplace and lifestyle coaching throughout Australia. She supports businesses during times of growth, change, challenge and opportunity on their most significant and urgent goals.

Michelle provided some practical strategies in maintaining a healthy work/life balance.


 Loulou Hammad

Head of Communications, Australia
Bombardier Transport

Loulou Hammad commenced with Bombardier Transportation in 2015 and today holds the position of Head of Comunications for Australia. Loulou is an outspoken, passionate advocate for the rail transportation and manufacturing industry, and a key ambassador for Bombardier in Australia and Asia Pacific. She is accountable for strengthening and protecting the strategic identity and positioning of the organisation, with a focus on aligning Bombardier’s business capabilities with the needs of customer and industry.  

Loulou Hammad will share her personal story about the need to ‘work smarter’, not harder. In particular, she reflects on a difficult period in her career prior to joining rail where an anxiety attack sent her to hospital, only to see her back at work 4 hours later. Loulou discovered when moving to Bombardier, and seeing the demands of the rail industry and her role within it, that her biggest challenge would be to not burn out. The rail industry needs the best versions of everyone. 

Loulou provided some useful tips on career development and leadership - things she has learned the hard way and highlight the need to look after yourself in order to excel at your job.