Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails

​The purpose of the Inspection and Maintenance of Switches and Derails course is to assist the participant in demonstrating safe inspection and maintenance of switches, derails, and their associated components.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Training Duration: Not Listed
  • Training Resources: Instructor Guide, Participant Guide, PPT Printouts, Activity Handouts

Provider

Transit Training Network

Transit Type

Rail

Target Audience

Not Listed

Learning Objectives

  • Identify trip, slip, and fall hazards related to inspection and maintenance of switches and derails
  • Identify pinch points related to inspection and maintenance of switches and derails
  • Describe how to manually throw a switch
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize secondary protection in order to stop switch from being thrown
  • Describe procedures for working in electrified territory
  • Identify proper PPE to be used during inspection and maintenance of switches and derails
  • Identify and describe tools specific to inspection and maintenance of switches and derails
  • List Tests Mandated by the FRA
  • List pertinent timing for each test (monthly, quarterly, etc) as per your authority
  • Demonstrate ability to complete proper documentation

Assessment of Learner Performance

Quiz after each module of the training

National Standards

APTA

Delivery Method

Not Listed

Point of Contact

Transportation Learning Center

Phone

301-565-4713

Restrictions for Use

Not Listed

Fee

Not Listed

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