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Training Requirements for Industrial Railways

Employees designated as being in a safety critical position  require training as noted in items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 below.

Employees directly involved in the movement of rail equipment  require training as noted in items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 below.

Employees not directly involved in the movement of rail equipment require training as noted in item 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 below.

Item

Required Courses

Description

1

Industrial Railways Operating (IROR) including Railway Radio Communications Rules

 

Applicable operating rules as per schedule 1 of the Industrial Railway Operating Rules

2 Dangerous Goods (only required when handling dangerous goods) As per the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canada)

 

3 Car Air Brake Systems Identify and explain the purpose of each major component of a freight car air brake system and how it works

 

4 Car Securement Identify and apply the rules that apply to the testing of hand brakes in securing equipment

 

5 Equipment Handling and Switching Strategies Identify the operating conditions that will affect the selection of the safest and most effective equipment handling and switching strategies, and apply these strategies safely

 

6 Freight Car Inspection Schedule 4 of the Industrial Railway Regulations

 

7 Core Safety Rules Explain and apply basic safety rules for working in and around rail equipment, including but not limited to the following:
  • on or about tracks
  • 3-point protection
  • handbrake operation
  • entraining / detraining / crossing over / riding equipment
  • hand operated switches (throwing swiches)
  • operating derails
  • coupling / adjusting misaligned couplers
8 Engine Operation Identify and apply the rules and procedures for:
  • safe starting the equipment
  • considerations and steps for initiating a movement
  • considerations to be made while operating
  • engine brakes
  • safety control systems
9 Engine Inspection Identify and apply the steps to taken in inspecting the equipment:
  • develop and implement a plan for equipment inspection for the equipment being used
10 Basic Core Safety Rules Explain and apply basic safety rules for working in and around rail equipment, including but not limited to the following:
  • on or about tracks
  • entraining / detraining / crossing over equipment
  • operating derails
  • use of blue flags