TrackSAFE Foundation

UGL is a proud founding member of TrackSAFE: a registered Harm Prevention Charity, established by the Australian rail industry in March 2012.

TrackSAFE was created to endeavour to reduce suicide, trespass and level crossing incidents on the rail network, in doing so beginning to mitigate the trauma caused to train drivers and other rail employees resulting from exposure to one of these incidents.

TrackSAFE is funded entirely by the rail industry with a Board of Directors drawn from CEOs and senior rail representatives including the unions.

Former Deputy Prime Minister and well-known rail advocate, the Hon. Tim Fischer AC is the TrackSAFE Patron.

Excitingly in October 2013 TrackSAFE New Zealand was launched (formerly the Chris Cairns Foundation), a great achievement for rail safety across Australasia!

Education is a key focus of TrackSAFE and as such, the first ever Australian curriculum-based rail safety education resources were launched in 2013. Be on the Safe Side provides teachers with learning resources to teach engaging student-centred lessons within various Australian Curriculum Learning Areas (e.g. English) with a train and track safety theme.

For more information on TrackSAFE including initiatives and projects visit

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