This Guideline is designed for the Australian rail industry and meant primarily for drivers, health and wellbeing coordinators, and middle-management staff in rail operating organisations.

The Guideline commences with first-hand accounts from Australian rail drivers on issues related to their health and wellbeing. Section 2 provides important background information. In Section 3, health barriers specific to rail driving are given.

While rail safety workers comprise a range of different roles, the scope of this Guideline is targeted to rail drivers. Despite this, the general guidance is likely to be highly applicable to other rail driving modes as well as workers in broadly analogous industries that involve shift work. It should be noted that while the content of this Guideline is evidence-based, it is by definition, a guideline, therefore not enforceable or mandatory.