Safety Topic – Cardinal Safety Rules and Procedures

We at Rail Safe Training believe all rules and procedures we teach are important. There are however certain rules and procedures that, if not followed have predictable and dire outcomes.


  1. Getting on or off moving equipment.
  2. Standing or walking foul of tracks.
  3. Proper distance around the end of standing equipment. (minimum of 25 feet)
  4. Separating equipment the proper distance to work between. (minimum of 50 feet)
  5. Proper red zone protection.
  6. Proper blue flag protection.
  7. Securing unattended equipment.
  8. Stopping in half the distance if no further communication is given while shoving equipment.
  9. Conducting a job briefing.
  10. No running.