Safe railways for Australia

Industry Safety Standards

Nationally applicable safety standards

The commencement of the ONRSR provides the opportunity for industry to obtain a single regulators endorsement or view of an approach to safety, which hitherto has required the agreement of several state based regulators. The ONRSR welcomes industry to engage in the development of approaches to safety that has widespread application. As a consequence, the ONRSR supports the work of RISSB and looks forward to working with RISSB in harmonising rail safety through its standards, codes, rules, guidelines and rail safety strategy.

The ONRSR has limited resources to engage in the development of RISSB products but it will maintain a watching brief and become engaged as appropriate.

Last updated: 30 September 2013