The objective of this standard is to provide the Australian rail industry with a set of requirements to be used to define the interfaces with Points and Crossing Systems and control the risks associated with Point and Crossing Systems.

The Standard is intended to –

(a) specify the interfaces with points, including –

  1. safety functions;
  2. interface with track;
  3. interface with track support;
  4. interface with personnel;
  5. interface with traction power system;
  6. interface to other track and signal equipment;

(b) provide a uniform basis for compliance with the Rail Safety National Law;
(c) be able to cover differing rail operations across Australia.