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Our railcar mover safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.
Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2 to 2.5 hours.
Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for railcar movers:
Railcar movers are designed for use on worksites. They can move between tracks and roads and can pull equipment throughout a rail yard. Because of this, they are able to greatly increase the speed of work on any rail yard.
While railcar movers are held to many of the same standards as regular locomotives, their operation is very different. Railcar movers are able to travel on railroad tracks as well as public roads. This makes them very useful but it also makes them more complex. In order to operate one safely, workers will need to be specifically trained to do so.
There are several different types of risk assessment including qualitative, quantitative, generic, site-specific, and dynamic risk assessments. The type of risk assessment found in the training is a robust quantitative risk assessment as it is the most effective and least biased type of risk assessment.
Whenever a railcar mover travels on a road using its road tires, it is considered a vehicle. It is subject to all standard traffic laws wherever it is driving. When a railcar mover travels on railroads, it is also subject to any laws regarding railroad operation.
Our railcar mover training is designed to teach operators how to be safe when working on a rail yard. This means that they will learn how to operate the railcar mover as well as how to be a safe employee when moving through the worksite. Employee’s will be trained in proper communication and even learn how to move across tracks safely and efficiently.