With adherence to procedures and network rules so critical to safety in the industry, the competency of rail safety workers is of paramount importance. Incident analysis reveals that both a lack of worker competency and the poor management of systems designed to record qualifications and knowledge, can lead to an increased risk of hazardous events.

Via this new national priority, ONRSR will devote significant regulatory resources to ensuring that rail transport operators have appropriately skilled, trained and experienced rail safety workers on their staff and suitable competency management systems that can be applied appropriately and thoroughly when engaging contractors.

Last updated: Apr 28, 2022, 2:36:42 PM