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Safety guidelines

Safety is a core value and a key contributor to the success of Transport for NSW.

Transport for NSW is committed to creating a working environment that enables proactive safety management which strives to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, consultants and contractors, and assures the safety of our visitors and members of the public.

Transport for NSW’s commitment to safety is outlined in the Safety Policy (pdf 58KB)
Safety at Transport Projects is managed through the Safety Management System (pdf 266KB)

The Safety Management System includes:

  • Safety policy
  • Safety culture
  • Accountability
  • Risk management
  • Safety occurrence reporting, recording and investigation
  • Security
  • Safety assurance of rail related projects
  • Emergency and crisis management
  • Safety change management
  • Rail safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Safety inspections
  • Safety related procurement and contract management
  • Safety audit and compliance management

Safety results

The Transport for NSW Safety Policy and Safety Management System drives us to continuously improve our results in relation to safety.  To measure our results we use one of the main indicators of safety performance and lost time injury frequency rate.

We have consistently achieved a lost time injury frequency rate across all of our projects significantly lower than the construction industry average.

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Last updated: 2 November 2016