This Rail Safety Investigation Code of Practice has been produced to define industry “good practice” for anyone in the Australian rail industry who is involved in, or likely to be involved in, the investigation of rail safety occurrences. It also provides guidance in the application of the code and a suite of tools to assist investigators.

The aim of the code is to establish a consistent approach to the collection and analysis of investigation data. It builds on the best practices already used by various organisations in the industry and promotes a ‘just culture’ approach for all investigations. No matter which rail organisation is involved or where the occurrence took place, the code provides a simple, standard method of investigation.