Rail Safe (for years 4-6)

The Rail Safe resources provide learning activities to empower students to move safely and responsibly around trains and rail tracks.

What students will learn

These year 4-6 resources will help students to learn to:

  • identify characteristics of trains
  • explain why people have to take care near trains
  • identify features that make up the rail corridor
  • explain why the rail corridor is out of bounds
  • identify legal crossing places
  • explain why they should use Stop, Look and Listen before they cross the tracks
  • cross the rail tracks using Stop, Look and Listen
  • explain why a person should stand at least 1.5 metres back from the edge of the platform
  • demonstrate safe behaviour on or near a platform
  • explain the possible consequences of unsafe behaviour around trains
  • list some of the consequences of breaking RailSafe Rules
  • model RailSafe behaviour for younger students
  • take positive action to keep students at the school safer around trains.

Three focus areas

Learning activities are arranged in three focus areas.

Focus area 1: About trains

Students learn to identify characteristics of trains and explain why people have to take care near trains.

Focus area 2: About tracks

Students learn about the rail corridor and why it is out of bounds.

Focus area 3: About us

Students learn about the possible consequences of unsafe behaviour around trains, and what they can do to take action to prevent this.