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RAIL 0125 - Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Railway Recertification

Railway Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course will give those working in the railway industry (mainly conductors, locomotive engineers, yard supervisors) an overview of Canadian federal legislation regulating the transport of dangerous goods. Content will include a review of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations with a focus on the impact to Canadian railways. Successful students will receive a BCIT Statement of Completion, and a card stating: "This student has met the certification requirements of BCIT Railway in Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Railway." According to Canadian Rail Operating Rules (Rule A, i and vii), recertification is mandatory every three years.


Previous Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Railway certification.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe training requirements, classifications, and carrier responsibilities when working with dangerous goods.
  • Identify placard information and location on railcars.
  • Describe shipping documentation, its location during transit, and importance.
  • Describe the operation of a dangerous goods train.
  • Describe the inspection of cars carrying dangerous goods.
  • Describe the emergency response related to dangerous goods train.

Effective as of Winter 2017


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