This Guideline contains a collection of informative guidance. It is not normative but informative. It promotes good industry practice for the management of continuous welded rail track, in particular, as one aspect of track stability thus it supports elements of AS 7643 – Railway Infrastructure: Track Stability. It is intended to help support the creation of work instructions, process procedures etc.

The Guideline Continuous Welded Rail Management includes guidance on the management of rail thermal and other stresses, including guidelines for stress management, welding, repairing, adjustment in straights and curves, creep monitoring and control.