Rail Safety Week (RSW) is happening this week in Queensland from August 15 until August 21!
RSW is an Australasian Railway Association / TrackSAFE initiative that has been running since 2006. RSW aims to improve education and awareness around railway level crossing and track safety. Over the years, more and more rail organisations have become involved in this community education initiative by visiting schools, holding competitions, running advertising campaigns, and ultimately increasing awareness of the importance of rail safety.
To kick off the week, officers from the Queensland Police Railway Squad and staff from Queensland Rail attended a number of schools.
First up, was Beenleigh State High School where we spoke to the students at morning assembly to raise awareness and knowledge about the potentially devastating consequences of not exercising caution or obeying the rules around the railway network.
Up next, the prep kids from Wynnum State School were given a less formal, but no less educational talk about rail safety.
For more information on RSW head to Track Safe Foundation’s website by clicking here.