Oliver Fried

Independent Metro and Rail Advisor.
Oliver Fried

BEng (Hons), CEng, FIMechE, CPEng, FIEAust, EngExec.

Oliver is a career proven Engineering leader with over 40 years of practical international experience and a unique understanding of Metros. He is an Independent Metro and Rail Advisor.

At Sydney Metro Oliver led an expert Engineering team to define technical requirements and performance for Metro, ensuring outcomes met need. Directing on whole of Metro issues and supporting operations. The Engineering authority and Chair of the Network Assurance Committee.

Previously Oliver led the Waratah train fleet introduction in Sydney, independently verified rail systems and operational readiness for the Taiwan High Speed Railway, and in Hong Kong was part of MTR’s construction leadership team for two new Metro lines and major rolling stock fleet replacement programs.

His wide expertise is underpinned by a London Underground cadetship and early career in rolling stock engineering, railway performance, rail systems, operations, maintenance and major asset renewals.

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AusRAIL Custom Stand Venue guidelines

All temporary structures will be professionally designed, structurally sound and will contain reasonable provision for:

  • Safety of persons to be accommodated in the event of fire including means of egress
  • Prevention of fire
  • Suppression of fire
  • Patrons must give consideration for wheelchair access to the Stand (NCC – Section D3.3) The reduction of the existing level of fire protection is not permissible.

Designers and builders have an obligation to design and construct to these principles and any relevant standards or legislation while meeting the special needs of their client. Parts of these principles include:

  • Stands over 18m2 where roofing is fitted must have a “Smoke Detection Device” and have a fire extinguisher installed. The recommended material for the roofing is “shark tooth” type material that allows water penetration from sprinklers and fire cannon.
  • Audience chairs within a temporary structure must be secured in groups of not less than 4 and not more than 16. Maximum seats in each row must not exceed 8 where there is an aisle at one end only or 16 where there are aisles on both sides of the row. (NCC NSW H101.11.1).