Safe railways for Australia

Engineering safety management

In April 2013 the international handbook on Engineering Safety Management (iESM) was published. This guideline has been developed by an international working group of railway safety professionals and provides guidance on the principles of international good practice in Engineering Safety Management. The guideline contains a lot of the guidance previously included in the UK Rail Safety and Standard Board’s “Yellow Book” which was withdrawn in early 2012.

ONRSR encourages the industry to review and consider how this guideline may be applied, particularly in relation to the delivery of major projects.

The iESM handbook is available from the INTESM website

Last updated: 28 November 2017