Railways

Railway Townhall 2012

Safety issues and polices that affect railway operations are discussed through regional meetings and other processes.

2012 Townhall Meeting: Audit Presentation
2012 Townhall Meeting: Practical Approach to Risk Management
2012 Townhall Meeting Notes

Railway Education

Here are educational materials that we have developed to ensure safety around Railways. Some resources are meant for people who work in and around railways, while other resources are to help educate the general public when they are around railways and railway lines.

Check back on this page as we will develop more reference materials over the coming year.

Resources:

Railway Safety Handbook

The purpose of this handbook, developed by the British Columbia Safety Authority: Railway Safety Program, is to make managers and employees of railways operating in the province of British Columbia aware of the consequences of unsafe acts and conditions that can affect the safety of railway employees, the public and the environment.

Please make this handbook available to all railway employees so they may understand and follow the safety principles and recommended best practices for safe railway operations.

The Safe Rider program

√ Don’t Rush
√ Respect The Edge
√ Hold on

Click on the above link and learn more about riding our commuter railways safely.

RESPECT program

RESPECT is a multi-year safety awareness program aimed at reducing the number of injuries and fatalities associated with unsafe crossing and trespassing around railway tracks. Learn how you might become a part of this program.

SMS Templates:

Siding & Spurs SMS Template
Industrial SMS Template
Industrial Railway SMS Audit Template

Respect Program

Railway Education Safety Program: Examining Crossing & Trespassing

RESPECT is a multi-year safety awareness program aimed at reducing the number of injuries and fatalities associated with unsafe crossing and trespassing around railway tracks.

The program is co-developed and delivered by BC Safety Authority, Operation Lifesaver, and Rail Line Operators in BC.

Learn more about the RESPECT program in the RESPECT program manual.

Semi-truck crossing railway crossing with approaching train.

Objective:

The objective of the RESPECT is to support Rail Line Operators in taking proactive steps to increase safety in their communities and on their sites.

Through RESPECT, the BC Safety Authority will partner each year with Rail Line Operators on safety projects that will create greater railway safety awareness and bring together other safety system stakeholders to reinforce ongoing safety messaging and railway safety practices.

Part 13 Railway Prevention of Electric Sparks Regulations for Common Carrier Railways

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Interpretation
General

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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Railway Prevention of Electric Sparks Regulations

Interpretation


2. In these Regulations,