This course will introduce learners to the Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) that governs federally regulated railway operations in Canada, the railways main infrastructure aspects (track, freight railcars, locomotives and their maintenance), and basic concepts and principles used by freight Conductors (Yard Foremen) to ensure safe and efficient switching and marshalling.
High visibility vest, work gloves, safety glasses, and CSA approved footwear required. Footwear must be green equilateral triangle, steel-toed, lace-up, ankle covering boots with a defined heel of minimum 9 mm (3/8 inch) and maximum 25 mm (1 inch). This course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Introduce the Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) that governs federally regulated railway operations in Canada.
Introduce railways main infrastructure aspects (track, freight railcars, locomotives and their maintenance), and the safety aspects observed in a railway yard.
Introduce basic concepts and principles used for safe and efficient switching and marshalling of freight equipment.
Effective as of Winter 2017
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