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 Railway Operating Rules (Rule A, i and vii), recertification is mandatory every three years.
A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001.
Prerequisite: A minimum of three years’ railway experience, or prior Railway Conductor training, or RAIL 1001. This course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.
Upon successful completion of this course, 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 Spring/Summer 2018
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