The Rule Book

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) publish a rulebook with guidelines and processes that all of us in the industry must follow to make sure we work safely. Information contained in the Rule Book supersedes any information that is published on this site.

For the latest version of all the Rule book modules please refer to the


The following RSSB document lists the Rule Book modules that should be issued who is competent to carry out the duties of the job title or the role:

For certain roles, keypoint cards have been produced, to cover the key safety responsibilities and requirements of the track safety roles.

August 2017 Briefing

December 2017 will see changes to the Rule Book around Possession Speed Changes. A comprehensive briefing has been produced to assist your onward briefings to your relevant staff. The slides have audio commentary and speakers notes with additional information to complement the slides.

The briefing can be found under attached documents. In order to benefit from the audio commentary, open the power point in slideshow, ensure your devices sound is on and not muted, and press the speaker icon to hear each page.


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