Railroad Safety Training Programs Fact Sheet

FRA Safety Training Programs

FRA Safety Training Programs

The US FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) is a highly data-driven government transportation agency in which every regulation, Safety Advisory, and Emergency Order issued is based on facts and research utilizing their advanced statistical methods and modeling. AQT Solutions is one of their biggest fans and has created its ATMS railroad training system specifically designed to meet US and international railroad safety and compliance training standards and regulations. The FRA closely monitors transportation safety and compliance data and trends to eliminate risk.

There have been two consecutive years of record-breaking safety performance in the railroad industry, along with significant reductions in all types of accidents since 2008, proves that FRA’s approach to oversight and enforcement is effective. To ensure the railroad industry’s continued progress, railroad companies must implement modern railroad safety training programs built on a foundation of modern systems and process.

“The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.” – John Moody

But we owe it to the public and rail workers to do better, and are focused on leading the next generation of safety improvements.

FRA emphasises that continuous safety improvement require a comprehensive strategy designed to eliminate risk on railroads. ATMS Railroad Management System can help companies develop a strong foundation of organized training curriculum, course scheduling, testing and grading, and sound recordkeeping.

The keys to accomplishing continued safety is found in merging proven safety approaches (FRA.gov), “such as rail safety inspections and oversight programs – with performance-based safety measures that improve safety culture, harness technology and research, then apply the best of what we’ve learned to establish benchmarks, develop and ensure adherence to best practices, and implement new safety management programs.”

Sources cited: FRA.dot.gov

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