This Standard provides a clear standard for management of System Safety that addresses Australian legislative requirements and is readily scalable for the scope of rail projects undertaken within Australia.

The System Safety Assurance standard is to provide key requirements for the elimination or minimisation of safety-related risks, so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP) associated with the planning, design, build, installation, testing and commissioning, operation, maintenance and disposal of rail assets including rollingstock, track and supporting infrastructure.
This Standard is intended to provide a scalable set of requirements intended to support designers, manufacturers, transport operators and State entities in demonstrating and assuring that new or modified rail assets are safe in accordance with the Australian legislative framework.