Improve Rail Yard Safety with Railserve Technology

Better Communication and Training Improves Safety while Lowering Costs

Railserve is continuously improving safety methods and technology for the industrial rail yard. Railserve’s connected rail yard is a safer rail yard. The following is a partial list of technology and safety procedures we employ at Railserve operations.

Technology

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Yard Tracker

Yard Tracker is Railserve’s web-based software that helps you keep track of rail cars and their contents. Yard Tracker helps increase efficiency and capacity with detailed reporting features.

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REAct Device

REAct is a safety device used at all Railserve operations. It enables employees to stop the train without communication to the engineer.

Dual LEAF Locomotive

LEAF® Locomotive

The LEAF Genset switching locomotive saves fuel and emissions, and is easy to maintain. Learn more about the Railserve LEAF locomotive at railserveleaf.biz

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Collision Avoidance

Collision Avoidance radar system prevents accidental impacts in the rail yard.

GPS Technology

GPS technology provides real-time monitoring of locomotive speed and impacts, throttle control, REAct Alerts/Reports, and crew tracking.

Locomotive Cameras

Locomotive Cameras record continuous audio & video of the front, rear and inside the cab.

Dome Wedge

Dome Wedge keeps tank car domes fixed and stable.

LOPC Device

LOPC Device prevents leaks from the bottom outlet valves on tank cars during active loading.

Sill Step Extenders

Sill Step Extenders alleviate fatigue and reduces potential slips when riding on the side of certain types of cars.

Smart Hat

Smart Hat is a GPS tracker worn by switching personnel. This puts walking assets and fixed assets on the same map.

Halos

Halos is a 360º personal safety and task light worn by switch persons. It provides better visibility of those who are working in the yard.

Safety Methods and Training

Interactive Web Training

Interactive Web Training is used to standardize our new employee orientation. It provides a real life simulation for the employee to learn in a safe, interactive environment. Trainees must safely navigate a rail yard without violating safety rules.

Recognition Programs

Recognition Programs maintain a safe work environment by creating an engaged workforce. Our management systems reward targeted behavior at every level.

Quarterly Score Card

Quarterly Score Card (KPI) measure how “we’re doing” for our customers. These KPI’s are maintained at the location level and emailed to our customers each month.

Dynamic Testing

Dynamic Testing is designed to validate the hazard awareness of Railserve’s switching personnel. Dynamic testing is performed several times per month.

Innovative Tools from Focused Technology Solutions

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Spike Ease

SpikeEase and other innovative railroad maintenance tools from Focused Technology Solutions help us safely and efficiently maintain plant railroad track.

Derail Light

Derail Light

Derail Light, also from Focused Technology Solutions, is a device that helps to prevent accidental derails caused by human error. Derail Light includes a cloud-based interface to allow for automatic reporting to any smart device.

Focused Technology Solutions
For more information about Railserve’s approach to safety, please call 1.800.345.RAIL, or send us a message.