Rail safety work covers most aspects of railway infastructure and operations.  The definition of rail safety work is extensive and as you can see below, the definition covers a vast range of areas. 

According to the Rail Safety National Law (South Australia) Act 2012, rail safety work includes : 

  1. driving or despatching rolling stock or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;
  2. signalling (and signalling operations), receiving or relaying communications or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;
  3. coupling or uncoupling rolling stock;
  4. maintaining, repairing, modifying, monitoring, inspecting or testing—
    1. rolling stock, including checking that the rolling stock is working properly before    being used; or
    2. rail infrastructure;
  5. installation of components in relation to rolling stock;
  6. work on or about rail infrastructure relating to the design, construction, repair, modification, maintenance, monitoring, upgrading, inspection or testing of the rail infrastructure or associated works or equipment, including checking that the rail infrastructure is working properly before being used;
  7. installation or maintenance of—
    1. a telecommunications system relating to rail infrastructure or used in connection with rail infrastructure; or
    2. the means of supplying electricity directly to rail infrastructure, any rolling stock using rail infrastructure or a telecommunications system;
  8. work involving certification as to the safety of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock;
  9. work involving the decommissioning of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock;
  10. work involving the development, management or monitoring of safe working systems for railways;
  11. work involving the management or monitoring of passenger safety on, in or at any railway;
  12. any other work that is prescribed by the national regulations to be rail safety work.

Project Management

Project Management

A number of the rail operators, including MTM and ARTC, require individuals who are managing railway specific projects to be formally assessed. 

Competency Australia is approved to carry out these assessments.  We use our custom-built, standardised assessment tools to ensure that our assessments are valid, reliable, fair and flexible. Please contact us for more information or to request a quotation.

Signalling & Control

Signal Sunset

Due to the level of risk involved in railway signalling, telecommunications and control systems, individuals must go through a rigorous formal assessment prior to performing this work. 

Competency Australia is approved to assess against rail operator standards, and can help you achieve a Statement of Competency (SoC) in your area of expertise. Find Out More

 

Electrical & ICT Design

Electrical Design

Competency Australia assessors are approved by ARTC to conduct assessments for electrical and ICT designers.  We offer discounts for groups from the same organisation.

Contact us for a quotation or click here to Find Out More

 

TfNSW RSW

Railway Station

Competency Australia is on Transport for NSW's Safety & Quality Support Resources Panel. 

We conduct Rail Safety Worker assessments for a range of disciplines who work on the railway including architects, civil engineers and structural designers.

Our assessors are experienced rail professionals - we understand the industry and the rail operator requirements. 

If you would like straight forward, compliant, ecomonic Rail Safety Worker assessment - contact us!