This Standard outlines the minimum requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) when accessing in the rail corridor. This Standard aims to establish standardisation of PPE within the Australian rail industry.
PPE includes any personal clothing or equipment that is used to minimise risk to a persons’ health and safety when accessing railway tracks and other areas including yards, workshops and sidings.
This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the following classes / types of PPE:
(a) High visibility outer clothing.
(b) Protective footwear.
(c) Protective eyewear.
(d) Sun protection.
This Standard does not specify requirements for specialised PPE.
This Standard applies to all work which involves accessing or undertaking work in the rail corridor. It does not apply to those personnel whose roles do not normally require them to access operational areas.