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The following Rail Yard Safety Products are designed to enhance your rail crew’s safety awareness. The documentation that will be generated can now be placed into your training files that OSHA and others will want to see following a rail incident. 

This class will be held online using a Zoom meeting protocol. It will be presented using a PowerPoint presentation consisting of text, pictures, and videos. The presentation will last about 2 hours, followed by a question and answer period.

Limited seating – 20 per class.

After the class, FREE handouts:
Safety Audit Form
How-To List (Hand Brake)
General Safety and Operating Rules (GSOR)

As an introductory experience to our Executive Class, we are offering an alternative class structure:

The original 2 hour class will be split up into 4 equal segments, of 30 minutes each. Each segment will be held at 10 am (PT) Tuesdays, with the first segment starting on the first Tuesday of each month and the last segment being held on the 4th Tuesday. Then repeated each month.

The cost for this Alternative Executive Class will be as follows:

First class – FREE

The following 3 classes are a total of $750.

A remote safety audit could be done in about a day without any need to travel to the site. The client would video their crew working and then upload the video to an internet Dropbox. We would review it and provide a voice-over critique on the video, pointing out both good and bad moves. The client would retrieve the critiqued video from Dropbox. We would also include a write-up of our observations.

The video should be kept to about 30 minutes.  (1GB)

 

GSOR Preview   The GSOR rules are intended to enhance rail yard safety. The rules cover employee responsibilities, procedures for safe rail car movement, and dealing with other topics that directly affect railroad safety.

 

Use the Hotline when you need clarification of a railroad switching move or concept. The Expert Hotline will be available to our clients during a subscription period.

 

A library of How-To videos will be available to review the proper operation of a switch, a derail, a hand brake, getting on and off equipment, working around the yard, and riding rail cars.

Some videos will even cover what NOT to do.

 

There is a group of How-To lists available to you. The lists provide step-by-step instructions to complete each task. Some of the individual tasks are, How-To: Operate a switch, a derail, and a hand brake. Getting on and off equipment. Protecting shoves. Securing rail cars, etc.

Using these lists and the Safety Audit form, you can now perform a safety audit, understanding if your rail crews are working safely or not.

These documents can now be placed into your training files that OSHA and others will want to see following a rail incident.

 

The client can send us a copy of their current railroad SOP. It will be reviewed and a list of recommendations for improvement will be sent back to them. The time could vary, but it should take approximately 8 hours.

 

The Safety Audit Form is a great tool to determine the safety level that your rail crew is working at. The items in the form cover from the beginning of the shift right on through to the end.

Using the Safety Audit form and the How-To lists, you can now perform a safety audit, understanding if your rail crews are working safely or not.

These documents can now be placed into your training files that OSHA and others will want to see following a rail incident. 

 

This is a 3 day class (classroom and field) plus add travel expenses. 

Our standard on-site Rail Yard Safety Class is currently suspended during this COVID-19 pandemic. We will make an announcement when it is safe to resume on-site classes.

 

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A la cart Prices:

 Remote Safety Audit ($2,100)
 Expert Hotline ($350/hr.)
 Video Library ($5,000)
 How-To Lists ($1,200)
 SOP Review ($2,800)
 General Safety and Operating Rules (GSOR) ($250)
 Safety and Operating Rules Compliance Quizzes (7) ($700)
 Internal Safety Audit Form (Free)
 Newsletter (Free)
 10 % off all classes

 

ABOUT US

Our experience in the railroad industry include; accident investigation, safety and operating rules training and enforcement, safety audits, efficiency rules check teams, training and ensuring compliance with the Federal Railroad Administration regulations, as they apply to engineers and brakemen operating locomotives and trains.

CONTACT US

Thomas Railroad Consulting, LLC
Office: 760.822.6250

Don Thomas – Master Instructor
Don@railroadconsulting.com

Scott Thomas – CTO
Scott@railroadconsulting.com

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