About Safety


The safety of our customers, our people and our communities is our top priority.

Safety comes first at all levels of our Country Regional Network (CRN) operations, from our CEO to our supervisors, right through to the contractors and suppliers who work with us.

We care deeply about the safety of everyone who relies on our network, those who work on it and the regional communities surrounding it.

John Holland is a member of the Level Crossing Strategy Council, a cross-agency group committed to improving safety around level crossings.

Rail Safety

Rail Safety (reducing risk to many people from high-consequence, low-frequency events) includes: 

Contractor Management

Our experience tells us that injury exposure comes from a consistent set of high risk activities that have the potential to cause harm. That is why we developed our Global Mandatory Requirements (GMRs). The GMRs are evidence-based requirements that set the minimum standard required for our workplaces when planning, managing and undertaking these activities.

We expect all our contractors to work with us to make our workplaces as safe as they can be.

Contact us with safety enquiries or if you have any questions for us.

Proud supporter of the TrackSAFE Foundation

At John Holland we recognise that the responsibility of rail safety extends beyond rail organisations to educational and community service groups, governments, road user groups and the broader community.

That’s why we are a proud member of the TrackSAFE Foundation; a harm-prevention charity dedicated to reducing near collisions, injuries and fatalities on the rail network resulting from suicide, reckless behaviour and human error.

Established in 2012 by the Australian rail industry, TrackSAFE offers trauma-related support to rail workers and specialises in rail suicide prevention, as well as level crossing and track safety.

The Foundation encourages an environment of ongoing support and encouragement through its major initiative Rail R U OK?Day. The Foundation has partnered with R U OK? to deliver the annual event –Rail R U OK?Day– and is striving towards an industry where everyone cares to ask “are you ok?” each and every day.

TrackSAFE also coordinates the annual community awareness initiative –Rail Safety Week– held in August each year, designed to engage the community in safe rail practices. 

Learn more about TrackSAFE’s initiatives by visiting the Foundation’s website.