Railroad Safety Inspector (Level I)

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
O*Net Code
53-6051.07
Rapids Code
2035HY
Req. Hours
13350
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 55 total skills | 13350 total hours
General Discipline - 2600 req. hrs
Gain a detailed understanding of the structure of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
200 hrs
Gain a detailed understanding of the roles of regional supervisors, specialists, inspectors, and grade crossing managers.
200 hrs
Gain an understanding of the FRA’s ethical requirements.
200 hrs
Gain a fundamental understanding of the FRA’s statutory authority.
200 hrs
Demonstrate an understanding of policy related to personal safety.
200 hrs
Gain a fundamental understanding of Operation Lifesaver (OL) and the FRA’s relationship to this organization.
200 hrs
Gain a detailed understanding of the roles of the regional administrative staff and support staff.
200 hrs
Demonstrate access to and use of the Office of Safety Web Site to obtain summary accident and incident data.
200 hrs
Gain an understanding of the reports used by the FRA for investigations.
200 hrs
Become proficient at using FRA’s MS Outlook Program.
200 hrs
Gain an understanding of personal safety concerns prior to going into a railroad yard, shipping facility, intermodal facility, or tank car shop facility.
200 hrs
Complete the Workplace Safety computer generated training program.
200 hrs
Understand and apply the elements of an On-Track Safety (OTS) job briefing at a work site.
200 hrs
Hazardous Materials Discipline - 5400 req. hrs
Become familiar with all FRA Hazardous Material (HM) Forms.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the HM Table.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the Hazardous Substance & Reportable Quantities (RQ) Table.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the Marine Pollutant Table.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the Segregation Table.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the requirements regarding the Handling of Placarded Rail Cars.
200 hrs
Become familiar with HM Classes/Divisions.
200 hrs
Become familiar with the HM requirements regarding Shipping Papers.
200 hrs
Identify items required on a shipping paper.
200 hrs
Know when shipping paper is required.
200 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad employees who are involved in the transportation of HM.
200 hrs
Define/Identify interdepartmental roles and responsibilities that exist at a typical facility that loads/unloads and ships HM.
200 hrs
Familiarization of Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).
200 hrs
Identify railroad related associations such as the American Association of Railroads (AAR) and the Bureau of Explosives (BOE).
200 hrs
Motive Power & Equipment Discipline - 8400 req. hrs
Become familiar with the CFR Parts enforced by Motive Power and Equipment (MP&E) Inspectors.
300 hrs
Become familiar with all FRA MP&E forms and discipline specific reports.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad safety rules that are particular to Maintenance of Equipment employees.
300 hrs
Describe the various types of locomotives and their primary applications.
300 hrs
Describe the various types of freight cars and their primary uses.
300 hrs
Describe the job titles and functions of each principal employee of the Mechanical Department.
300 hrs
Identify a standard railroad freight car truck.
300 hrs
Describe some of the basic components of a locomotive.
300 hrs
Use the AAR standards to describe certain locations of locomotives and cars.
300 hrs
Describe some of the basic components of freight or passenger cars.
300 hrs
Operating Practices Discipline - 11100 req. hrs
Become familiar with the CFR Parts enforced by Operating Practices Inspectors.
300 hrs
Become familiar with all FRA OP forms and other discipline specific reports.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad safety rules that are particular to Operating Practices employees.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad operating rules.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad operations within a flat switching yard; to include employees, their job functions, how freight is processed through the yard, and how the different departments relate to each other.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of railroad operations within a hump yard; to include employees, their job functions, how freight is processed through the yard, and how the different departments relate to each other.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of main track train operations.
300 hrs
Compare switching operations at hump and flat yards.
300 hrs
Gain an understanding of train dispatching operations.
300 hrs
Signal & Train Control Discipline - 13350 req. hrs
Become familiar with the CFR Parts enforced by FRA S&TC Inspectors.
250 hrs
Brief introduction and understanding of S&TC inspector’s duties.
250 hrs
Become familiar with the S&TC Compliance Manual (Technical Manual).
250 hrs
Draw an organizational chart of a typical railroad S&TC Department and gain a fundamental understanding of signal system installation and maintenance.
250 hrs
Introduction to the various railroad signal systems inspected by S&TC Inspectors.
250 hrs
Introduction into basic electricity and Ohms Law.
250 hrs
Brief introduction regarding the correct usage of a multi- meter.
250 hrs
Introduction of railroad S&TC definitions and terminology.
250 hrs
Brief introduction regarding components commonly used in railroad S&TC systems.
250 hrs