Rule Book app

Get 24/7 access to the Rule Book via your phone, tablet, desktop or laptop with the Rule Book App. It’s easy to use, search, personalise and update, and you can acknowledge amendments with one touch.
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Note - only companies who have signed up to use the app can be granted access. So if your organisation hasn’t signed up, while you will be able to download the app from the app stores, you won’t be able to login and use the app.


The Rule Book contains sets of clear instructions which rail staff must follow in certain safety critical scenarios in railway operation.

If you or your teams work on the track, on trains, on platforms, on railway worksites and possessions, or if you're a train driver, shunter, signaller, you'll use the Rule Book. Now there's an app that gives you access to the Rule Book 24/7, making it easier to consult on-the-go.

The app is available under licence – this means you can only access the app if your company has formally signed up to adopt it. This means that although the app is available via the iOS App Store, Google Play as well as on internet browsers, you will only be able to login and access the app if your company has an agreement in place.

Find out how your company can sign up to get the app - arranging a licence agreement to access the Rule Book App is easy, so we can arrange access to the app for you and your colleagues.

The app is available on Android or iOS – ideal for smartphones and tablets, and through internet browsers such as Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox if you’re using Windows or need to access it from a laptop or desktop PC.

Rule Book app on a tablet


Rail staff can:

  • Access the Rule Book on their phones or tablets, even when offline
  • Search and navigate the whole Rule Book quickly and intuitively
  • Personalise their Rule Book, selecting only the parts that they need
  • Bookmark bits of the Rule Book as “favourites”
  • Add personal notes to capture their own thoughts
  • Be notified of future amendments via the app, giving them immediate access and allowing them to acknowledge the updates

Rail companies can:

  • Save money and paper
  • Maintain Rule Book access centrally using the admin control
  • Check who has acknowledged updates
  • Improve their briefing process

Organisations currently using the Rule Book App

Currently the Rule Book App is only available to RSSB members who have formally signed up to use it. The organisations currently using the Rule Book App are:

Rule Book app member logosDiscussions are underway with a range of other member organisations who are likely to adopt the app shortly, and the list above will be updated.



If you're the lead decision maker in this area or have a say in the way your teams use the Rule Book, and you're interested in adopting the app, please get in touch with Phil Hibberd at RSSB:

If you’re not the lead decision maker, but think that the app could benefit you and others like you in your company, talk to your line manager or other colleagues involved in deciding how you get the Rule Book.


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Phil Hibberd
Tel: 07801 605 257
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