National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are a rail transport operator. You must conduct a health and fitness program for rail safety workers who carry out rail safety work that complies with this standard.

This standard comprises of two volumes:

  • Volume 1: Management Systems provides accredited rail organisations with practical guidance for implementing systems to monitor rail safety worker health and fitness. It includes a Guideline for Health Risk Management which provides a method for performing risk assessments of rail safety tasks and assigning risk categories, and is an advisory document developed to provide assistance with implementation of the Code.
  • Volume 2: Assessment Procedures and Medical Criteria is intended for use by examining health professionals and outlines procedures for conducting assessments as well as medical criteria for judging fitness for rail safety duty.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Act 2006 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Rail Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria


Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Toll Free:

1800 223 022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

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