Safe railways for Australia

Guidelines


The ONRSR provides further guidance for duty holders on legislative requirements and ONRSR policies.

  • Annual activity statement guideline
    30 June 2015

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to rail transport operators on the preparation and submission of Registration Annual Activity Statements as required under the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
  • Asset management guideline
    4 March 2019

    The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (the ONRSR) has prepared this guideline to promote the ongoing safety of rail infrastructure and rolling stock assets.
  • Data loggers code of practice guideline
    8 January 2013

    This compliance code was originally approved by the NSW Minister for Transport under Section 167 of the NSW Rail Safety Act 2008. Under Clause 34(1) of the NSW Rail Safety (Adoption of National Law) Regulation 2012, this compliance code continues to have effect and section 167 of the former NSW Act continues to apply. In addition, under Clause 34(2) of the NSW Rail Safety (Adoption of National Law) Regulation 2012 sections 168 and 169 of the former NSW Act continue to apply to this code. A failure by a person to comply with a compliance code may be used as evidence that a person has failed to comply with their duty in section 52 of Rail Safety National Law (NSW) No.82a to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of their railway operations.
  • Identifying rail safety work under the RSNL
    5 December 2016

    This rail safety worker guideline provides guidance on the term rail safety work, and outlines how RTOs can identify rail safety workers as part of their risk management processes.
  • Major projects guideline
    5 July 2016

    The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) has prepared this guideline in order to promote the safe and timely delivery of rail infrastructure and rolling stock assets through major projects.
  • Rail Locomotive Boilers Guideline
    26 April 2018

    Provides rail transport operators with guidance on ONRSR’s expectations for demonstrating the safety of rail locomotive boilers. It also includes some guidance on the operation of reciprocating steam engines.
  • Rail resource management guideline
    8 August 2013

    Guidelines designed to provide information to Accredited Rail Organisations (AROs) on the process for implementing and supporting Rail Resource Management training.
  • Road Rail Vehicle Management and Operations Guideline
    23 April 2019

    The purpose of this guideline is to assist Rail Transport operators (RTOs) in understanding ONRSR’s expectations for the safe operation of Road Rail Vehicles (RRVs, also known as Hi Rail or High Rail Vehicles) as part of an effective safety management system (SMS), consistent with the requirements of the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
  • Safety Management System Guideline
    23 April 2019

    Guideline to provide accredited rail transport operators,and those seeking accreditation, with guidance on the legislative requirements for safety management and what the National Rail Safety Regulator (NRSR) looks for when assessing the safety management system, and how to prepare a safety management system that complies with the legislative requirements.
  • Safety performance reporting guideline
    15 December 2015

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Rail Transport Operators on the preparation and submission of safety performance reports as required under the Rail Safety National Law (RSNL).
  • The ONRSR Way
    23 February 2018

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