National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers - Victoria


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.

The code outlines the standard for Management Systems and 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.

The code also outlines all 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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Act 2006 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Safety Victoria

Contact details

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Rail Safety

Transport Safety Victoria

Department of Transport

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Other: 1800 223 022
Website: Transport Safety Victoria (Opens in new window)