Rail locomotive boiler guideline
29 June 2018
The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator's (ONRSR's) Rail Locomotive Boilers Guideline is now available. It will help rail transport operators understand what is required and what evidence to provide to demonstrate compliance with both the Rail Safety (Local Operations) Law and the Rail Safety National Law.
The Guideline focuses on the competence of boiler operators, maintainers, repairers and independent inspectors. It clearly sets out the rail regulator's expectations for demonstrating that risks to safety have been eliminated or minimised so far as is reasonably practicable.
It doesn't change the expectation that operators will follow industry best practice (such as the RISSB Code of Practice for inspection maintenance and repair of rail locomotive boilers and relevant Australian Standards).