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AMOG Consulting Safety and Risk Engineering for the Railway Sector

AMOG Consulting has been providing expert risk and safety engineering services to the rail sector, across a number of assets and safety-critical environments, for more than a decade.

Our highly qualified Masters, TÜV FSE certified professional engineers specialise in:

  • Systems engineering
  • Systems assurance
  • Risk management
  • Software assurance
  • Project management
  • Quality management
  • Competence and training

Our risk and safety engineering expertise includes:

  • Safety case development
  • Hazard identification, analysis and risk assessment
  • Independent verification and review
  • Independent safety assessments
  • RAMS requirements
  • Functional safety assessments
  • Safety requirements determination
  • Safety in design
  • Reliability and availability analysis
  • Safety integrity level (SIL) assessments, hardware and software
  • Safety management system development (compliant with iESM)
  • Workshop facilitation (HAZID, HAZAN, HAZOP, CHAZOP, SIL, ALARP, FMECA, DFMEA)
  • Technical risk assessments, fault trees, event trees, LOPA
  • Expert working knowledge of compliance and safety standards such as IEC/AS61508, EN50126, EN50128 and EN50129
  • System safety engineering training, from management to application of safety systems

AMOG Consulting is externally audited and certified to the following standards: ISO9001-2008, AS/NZS14001-2004, OHSAS18001-2007, AS/NZS4801-2001

Below is a selection of some of our rail projects.

Initial scoping of safety case

Client: Department of Transport Energy & Infrastructure

AMOG conducted a review of existing safety management activities within the public transport services branch, reviewing existing safety documentation, processes, procedures, data such as hazard logs, risk registers, and safety management structure as part of a gap analysis. Studies also included reviewing policy documentation and an assessment of how the operational system level interfaced with senior management.

Software SIL assessment

Client: Downer EDI Rail

AMOG undertook a software SIL Assessment for the design of a new internal emergency door release (IEDR) system being developed for the Millennium trains in New South Wales. A combination of desktop assessment and on-site evaluations were used in the role of independent software assessor, in accordance with the requirements of AS61508 and against the objectives of SIL 1 as defined in the standard.

Safety assurance and SIL verification

AMOG was engaged to conduct the safety assurance aspects of the power control system (PCS) element of the overall design, and the tunnel ventilation system, for a large metropolitan rail client. This included conducting preliminary hazard analysis (PHA), developing the hazard log, conducting SIL allocation and determining safety functions, developing the safety requirements specification (SRS), developing the safety test specification (STS), conducting SIL verification (hardware) to determine compliance with EN50126/EN50129, as well as conduct SIL verification (software) to determine compliance with EN50128.

System safety support

Client: Rail Corporation NSW (RailCorp)

Based on our successful delivery of methodology and safety change plan for the $450M OSCAR Project as the project safety assurance manager, AMOG also provided and implemented a safety change plan and design / concept safety assurance report for design / construction / delivery phase.

Services included:

  • Independent safety assessment
  • Review of FMECA
  • Conducting software Functional failure mode assessments
  • Review of OEM safety data
  • Verification and validation of controls
  • Facilitation of workshops
  • Review of configuration change proposals
  • Development of the safety GSN
  • Identification / production of evidence to support the safety argument.

AMOG undertook system safety support to rolling stock public-private partnership, engaged by RailCorp to support the safety and certification assistant director in the delivery of the interim Waratah trains. AMOG maintained the testing hazard log and produced a number of safety assurance statements for their testing programme, as well as the IEDR safety case, which was adopted by RailCorp-wide modification for their existing Rolling Stock.

Tunnel safety and train whistles evaluation

Client: Sydney Trains

AMOG was engaged to evaluate the change is residual risk associated with the potential removal of mandatory train whistle use upon entry to and exit from tunnels. We conducted an international industry review, stakeholder consultations, and risk assessments into the safety risk implications of the change.

Independent safety assessor of IEDR

AMOG was engaged as an independent safety assessor (ISA) for an IEDR software system and the associated lifecycle environment, in accordance with the requirements of AS61508. We undertook desktop assessment and on-site evaluations, including format guidance on the differences between AS61508-3 and ENS0128 for SIL1 software.

SIL assessment and independent safety assessor for NSW’s Tangara Trains

Client: OEM Technologies

AMOG was selected as the ISA for the Tangara Technology Upgrade Project, in accordance with ASA document T MU MD 00003 GU ‘Guide to Independent Safety Assessment’ and EN50126-2. Conducted across the full lifecycle of the project, AMOG developed an ISA plan and manage progressive submissions of ISA reports through to Transport for New South Wales Asset Standards Authority Configuration Control Board. AMOG also worked with OEM Technologies to conduct SIL verification of the hardware and software systems in accordance with EN501126, EN 50128 and EN50129.

AMOG was also contracted to assist in the SIL allocation process across the Tangara Technology Upgrade, including the evaluation of safety functions, construction of fault trees, development of LOPAs and determination of SILs.

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19 Business Park Drive

Notting Hill, Victoria

Australia 3168

+61 3 9542 3700 +61 3 9542 3790 www.amog.consulting

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Australian Head Office, Melbourne

Sea Technology House

19 Business Park Drive

Notting Hill, Victoria

Australia 3168

+61 3 9542 3700 +61 3 9542 3790 www.amog.consulting
Australia Office, Perth

Level 3, 28 Kings Park Road

West Perth

Western Australia

Australia 6005

+61 8 9212 1800 +61 8 9212 1801
US Head Office, Houston

770 South Post Oak Lane

Suite 310

Houston, TX 77056

United States of America

+1 713 255 0020 +61 3 9542 3790
Latin America Office, Bogota

KRA 7bBis No 126-36

Bogota DC

Colombia

+571 486 6632 +57 313 255 8865
Malaysia Representative, KL

F803 Phileo Damansara #1

Off Jalan Damansara

Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Malaysia

UK Representative, London

Hilltop, Malprits Lane

Ninfield, East Sussex

TN33 9LD

United Kingdom

+44 20 3289 9542

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