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Training Modules

These modules are intended to be instructor-led courses provided by the RAC to member companies. The modules can be used for onboarding new employees or requalifying employees. The RAC will not be responsible for participants pass/fail marks, nor will the RAC keep records of modules completed.

These courses are offered through the RAC’s members-only page and will require a login and password to access. Please do not disseminate outside of the RAC core membership.

All courses and modules are free of charge to RAC core members.

Security Awareness

Welcome to the RAC Railway Security Awareness training. Please click the link and follow the instructions.

This course should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and there are “checkpoints” in the course to ensure understanding.

This security awareness course satisfies the Transport Canada Security regulatory requirement (Section 14) to provide railway employees with Security Awareness training.

It is also the responsibility of the employer to keep a record of this training under Section 15 of the Regulations.

Please speak to your supervisor or RAC representative if there are any questions or concerns.

To take this module, please go to : https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/rail-security-awareness/index.html

Securing Unattended Equipment (Rule 112)

For questions, contact Janet Greene

This module provides a more in depth look at the Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR) Rule 112 / car securement.

It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this module. You can leave and return to the module as you wish. There are knowledge checks throughout the module to help you remember this important information.

To take this module, please go to : https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/securing-unattended-equipment-2019/presentation.html

Freight car inspection

For questions, contact Janet Greene

This module describes freight car inspection procedure and related Transport Canada as they apply to operating train service employees in the normal course of their duties.

You can leave and return to the module as you wish. There are knowledge checks throughout the module to help you remember this important information.

To take this module, please go to: https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/freight-car-inspection-2019/presentation.html

Track inspection

For questions, contact Janet Greene

This module is a high level overview of basic track structure and is designed to provide an introduction to Track Inspection.

It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this module. You can leave and return to the module as you wish. There are knowledge checks throughout the module to help you remember this important information.

To take this module, please go to: https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/track-inspection-2019/presentation.html

Car air brake

For questions, contact Janet Greene

This introductory rail car air brake course will help you to understand what a car air brake system consists of, how air is used to apply and release braking pressure on the wheels of a car, what is involved in operating the rail car brake system in order to effectively and safely manage the speed of a rail movement.

It should take you 60 minutes or less to complete this module. You can leave and return to the module as you wish. There are knowledge checks throughout the module to help you remember this important information.

To take this module, please go to: https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/airbrakes-2018/index.html

Reflectorization

For questions, contact Janet Greene

RAC – Reflectorization Training.pdf

RAC – Reflectorization Training_FR.pdf

 

Mechanical Services

For questions, contact Janet Greene

The RAC Mechanical Group promote safe car loading procedures and practices on Open Top and Closed cars.

The loading of open top and closed cars is governed by rules and regulations developed by the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR).  Compliance with RAC loading circulars and AAR loading rules is mandatory as per Transport Canada’s Freight Rules under the Railway Safety Act of Canada.

The RAC Mechanical Group training session consists of:

  • Review AAR General Rules for loading and securing products on open top cars, which is applicable on all products
  • Review approved RAC and AAR loading and securing figures on various types of products
  • Weight & Load distribution on different type of rail cars
  • Calculating load restraint
  • Type of material use for securing product, such as; wood, chains, metal and non-metallic straps, nails, etc.
  • Procedures for measuring loads and calculating Combined Center of Gravity
  • Loads having end overhang(s); idler cars, load clearance, etc.
  • Various items for general requirements and compliance to AAR, RAC rules and regulations

The approximate duration of this training session is 3 hours for theory and 1 hour for on-site car inspection in yard (optional)

To take this training course, please contact Kevin Ouimet, Director, Mechanical Services, at (438) 827-5110 or kouimet@railcan.ca

How to properly load a Box Car

Courtesy of the Association of American Railroads and BNSF Railway.
For questions, contact Janet Greene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkzv2HmoOe4&feature=youtu.be

Dangerous Goods Services

For questions, contact Janet Greene

Railway Employee – Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

This includes:

  • Canadian TDG Regulations
  • TDG training requirements
  • Classes of Dangerous Goods
  • Safety Marks
  • Documentation
  • RAC Circular DG-01
  • Incident Reporting
  • Operations Safety
  • Railway Equipment

This training is a TDG regulatory requirement under TDGR Part 6.

Emergency Response Plan Template (PERP Template)

This includes:

  • Regulatory Requirements for Reporting (TDGR Part 8)
  • Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAPs, TDGR Part 7)
  • Regulatory Amendments
  • ERP template introduction and customizing

PDF or PDF with Notes

Incident Command System 100 (ICS100)

For questions, contact Janet Greene

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a recognized model for command, control and coordination of response at an emergency site. This course will enable you to swiftly respond to emergencies and disasters, effectively liaise with outside agencies and site support levels, and ensure your team is properly trained and speaks a common language.

To take this module, please visit: https://railcan.ca/wp-content/rc-courses/incident-comment-railroad-responders/story.html