Basic Industrial Railway Operations Training 2017-06-25T22:02:24+00:00

Basic Industrial Railway Operations Training

Alberta Industrial Railway Regulations require that employees that work around rail cars in an industrial rail yard require a minimum of training in safe railway practices to enable them to perform their tasks safely as well as be able to proactively play a role in safe rail operations.

In these situations, the service provider does the spotting and lifting of the rail cars. The industrial railway employees work on and around the rail cars loading, unloading, or cleaning rail car but are not in any way involved in switching of rail cars.

This course is a one-day session that combines classroom and on-the –job training. Many clients couple this with the track inspection training. The following subjects are covered in the classroom training:

Module 1 – Core Safety

  1. Introduction
    • Carry a positive attitude towards
    • Explain the personal responsibility and accountability for
    • Assess and mitigate potential hazards
  2. Conduct an effective job
  3. Yard Safety
    • Explain the basic safety and IROR precautions to be taken in a rail
    • Demonstrate a commitment to safe practices in everyday
    • Use hand signals to stop a movement if required or
  4. Handling Derails
    • Identify the type of
    • Place the derail non-derailing
    • Place the derail in derailing

Module 2 – Freight Car Inspection

  1. Introduction
    • Explain why freight car inspections are
    • Identify, assess, and mitigate potential hazards associated with inspecting freight
  2. Reporting Defects
    • Identify the “B” end of a freight
    • Identify the right and left sides of a freight
    • Correctly number the wheels on a freight
    • Identify the components of a rail
    • Explain how to report a
  3. Freight Car Inspection Checklist
    • Perform a freight car
    • Correctly identify a
    • Correctly report a

Module 3 – Car Securement

  1. Introduction
    • Explain and follow the rules and policies that pertain to applying
    • Identify, assess, and mitigate the potential hazards associated with securing
    • Apply the correct number of hand brakes on any given cut of freight
  2. Vertical Wheel Hand Brake
    • Correctly apply a Vertical Wheel Geared Hand
    • Correctly release a Vertical Wheel Geared Hand
  3. Car Braking Systems

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