RAIL CAR MOVER

GeneveaEQUIPMENT TRAINING

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INSTRUCTION

TRACKMOBILE/SHUTTLE WAGON

(2 day course with a maximum occupancy of 8 students)

The following topics are covered in the Rail Car Mover Course:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations related to powered mobile equipment
  • Specific components and terminology
  • Inspection procedures
  • Operating techniques including:
    • Circle checks and start up
    • Road travel
    • Mounting and dismounting the rail
    • Coupling and uncoupling cars
    • Braking systems
  • Track inspection
  • Rail car loading
  • Rail car securement
  • Communication
  • 3-point protection
  • Blue flag protection
  • Derails and switches
  • Pedestrian safety

Rail Car Mover training is 16 hours in duration and begins with a classroom theory component that is followed by a written exam. The remainder of the session includes practical training which gives the students an opportunity to practice newly acquired skills prior to completing a practical evaluation.