Safe railways for Australia

Safety alerts & bulletins


Safety alerts are issued as needed to inform accredited rail transport operators and the broader rail industry of current and emerging safety issues.

  • RSA-2014-02 Thermal spraying
    3 April 2014

    This Safety Alert states a major passenger operator recently suffered an axle failure on one of its electric multiple unit fleet.

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Safety bulletins are published by ONRSR periodically and are designed to focus on areas of rail safety concern. Bulletins provide detail on specific safety topics, share information between the regulator and the rail industry, and identify positive steps to enhance rail safety.

  • Safety Bulletin: Accreditation scope
    14 December 2017

    ONRSR is reminding all rail transport operators of the fundamental safety risk posed by either deliberately or unintentionally working outside the scope of accreditation.

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