Keeping safety on track

Founded by passionate transport infrastructure experts, Plan Safe is a bespoke rail safety consultancy offering safety assurance, systems, human factors, risk management and training to get your stock rolling sooner.

Why Plan Safe?

With over a decade of experience in the development of complex and high-risk infrastructure, we bring together extensive project, communication and safety methodology to deliver safe rail operations to workers and users.

Our Plan Safe consultants have delivered safety assurance programs for some of Australia’s most recent rail projects – including the Waratah ETCS upgrade in Sydney CBD - and offer a profound understanding of the needs and complexities inherent in the design, build and implementation of transport infrastructure.

We will work closely with your team, stakeholders, Independent Safety Assessors, clients, government bodies, unions and regulators to meet the assurance, accreditation, risk and training requirements of all parties.

Safety assurance for onboard signalling and safety systems including ETCS and CBTC

An eye to the future

Plan Safe has an intimate knowledge of both the current and emerging rail landscape with our team delivering some of the most exciting innovations in the field.

We are focused on user-centred design and the implementation of safety systems that protect people and freight while ensuring our industry is ready for changing consumer behaviour.

Plan Safe experts on demand

Our essential services include system engineering and safety assurance, safety accreditation, human factors and training for complex, high-risk projects. Our team of leadership, operational and technical experts will work with you to:

  • Understand and define your requirements and deliverables
  • Create targeted work plans and timing
  • Identify the critical skills required for success

From there, we grow on demand. Plan Safe offers a project-based talent pool of engineering, assurance and project professionals (at all levels) who are passionate about putting their rail expertise to work. No matter the challenge you bring to us, we are able to optimise our resourcing to meet your needs.

Our essential rail services

Systems engineering and safety assurance

Working in partnership with your design team, we will build your safety plan, systems safety reports and safety case.

Our team is highly experienced at developing safety arguments using goal structuring notation, successfully delivering tailored programs for modern rail signalling systems including onboard and lineside signalling projects.

  • Plan Safe delivers world-first fully redundant integrated ATP (ETCS)/TCMS Driver Workstation

While traditional ETCS installations usually involve compromises between safety and availability, Plan Safe has delivered systems safety for the world’s first fully redundant integrated ATP/TCMS Driver workstation.

The delivered ETCS workstation includes redundant displays with a first-of-its-kind manually selected Day/Night mode colour palette applied to the entire Driver Machine Interface.

Construction safety and safety in design services for complex projects

Rollingstock and signalling safety expertise

Rail Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Accreditation

To ensure your system addresses all regulatory and operational requirements requires specific expertise. We are experts at creating tailored and effective SMS for rail industry organisations. Our integrated management systems address safety, risk, quality, environment and human factors.

A qualified Plan Safe auditor will provide your leadership team with a detailed analysis of your current compliance to relevant standards and legislation and provide you with a roadmap to system improvement.

Human Factors

With advanced capability automation on the rise, the reliance on thorough and comprehensive human factors approaches is set to increase. Our human factors experts are leaders in the research and management of user-centred design and human-in-the-loop analysis to improve your operational performance.

  • Transforming raw data into risk intelligence

Plan Safe consultants established innovative research programs that harness the latest eye-tracking and physiological sensing technology to gain key safety insights into operational workload and fatigue, using real-time human performance data to support operational and strategic safety, resourcing and change management decisions.

Learn more about us

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+61 417 694 095