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Engineering: Track Maintenance Crews

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The following are videos produced by Canadian Pacific to train their employees in proper equipment operation and best practices.

Using the Spike Maul

This 1 minute and 16 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees on how to use and drive spikes. Key movement safety guidelines highlighted in this video when using a spike maul are:

    • Ensure the spike is straight before striking
    • Do not straddle the rail when spiking
    • Let the spike maul do the work
    • Work well away from others and do not swing the spike maul until you have checked your surroundings


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Using the Claw Bar

This 1 minute and 8 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees on how to safely use a Claw Bar to remove/pull spikes out of the ground. Key movement safety guidelines highlighted in this video when using a Claw Bar are:

    • Do not carry it over your shoulder
    • Keep your top hand below the indentation to avoid pinching your fingers on adjacent rail
    • Ensure that you have both feet on one side of the bar and that you have good footing


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Using the Track Wrench

This 1 minute and 22 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees on how to safely use the track wrench to tighten or remove nuts and bolts. Key movement safety guidelines highlighted in this video when using a track wrench are:

    • Always use the correct size of wrench for the job
    • Do not strike a track wrench with a spike maul or a sledge hammer: it is difficult to control and metal pieces could chip off
    • Never straddle the rail when using a track wrench
    • Never use a pipe extension on a track wrench


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Using Hydraulic Tools (Spiker)

This 1 minute and 16 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees about the movement guidelines when using the hydraulic spiker. In this video you will learn the keys to:

    • Task Planning
    • Body Positioning
    • Good Handling


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Using Hydraulic Tools (Bolter)

This 1 minute and 29 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees about the movement guidelines when using the hydraulic bolter. In this video you will learn the keys to:

    • Task Planning
    • Body Positioning
    • Good Handling


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Movement Safety Guidelines: General Maintenance

This 1 minutes and 58 second video was developed by Canadian Pacific to inform employees about the general maintenance movement guidelines. In this video you will learn body positioning and good load handling.

    • Body positioning means how you position yourself relative to your work
    • Good load handling considers the physical efforts that you make to handle objects and to support your own body weight


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