This Code of Practice describes the configuration and operation of trains that are fitted with electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes for use in the Australian rail industry.

It is applicable to locomotive hauled trains that are equipped with ECP brakes and that are to operate in a network. Passenger trains that operate in dedicated consists and trains operated on light rail, cane railways and monorail networks are not covered.

The practices described are recommended but not mandatory for captive unit train operations or for operations where rolling stock operators, vehicles or locomotives do not interchange across functional boundaries.

The primary focus of this Code of Practice does not include the use of distributed power in captive unit train operations however the use of this equipment is discussed.