Railways

Online Railway Town Hall Meeting, Fall 2014

10 November 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Contact information:
Email: erin.cardona@safetyauthority.ca

Maximum capacity: 25
# of guests allowed per registration: 0

How to RSVP: Register online to attend.

Details

Training Resources

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Railway 2014 Statistics

This webpage was updated: Sep 24 2014

The following charts and statistics provide details to railway safety activity in the province and identify accidents and incidents and compliance to regulation for 2014.

BC Railways in Operation
BC Railways Accident & Incident Data
BC Railways Injury Data
BC Railways Audit & Audit Recommendations
BC Railways Assessments, Non-Compliances & Assessment Recommendations
BC Railways Enforcement
BC Railways As Found Conditions

British Columbia Railways (in Operation)

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Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.


British Columbia Railways Accident & Incident Data

Railways accident and incidents by railway class 2010 2014 Click to enlarge

Note:
Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.
Does not include non-railway related Accident & Incidents on Commuter Railways.
Industrial & Industrial Sidings and Spurs are reported as a single group


British Columbia Railways Injury Data

Reported Railway Injuries 2010-2014 Click to enlarge

Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.

 


British Columbia Railways Audits & Audit Recommendations

Railway Audits and Recommendations 2010-2014 Click to enlarge

Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.


British Columbia Railways Assessments, Non-Compliances & Assessment Recommendations

Railways Assessments, Non-Compliances & Assessment Recommendations Click to enlarge

Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.

 


British Columbia Railways Enforcement

Railway Enforcements 2010-2014 Click to enlarge

Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.


As Found Conditions

As Found Conditions 2010-2014 Click to enlarge

Note: Covers Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 for all years.

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

Short Title
Interpretation
General

Short Title


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

Interpretation


2. In these Regulations,