On Board Trains Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (SOR/87-184)

Regulations are current to 2015-09-30 and last amended on 2015-09-14. Previous Versions


 These Regulations are prescribed for the purposes of sections 125, 125.1, 125.2 and 126 of the Act.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 2;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 4.


 These Regulations apply to any person who is not an employee but who performs for an employer to which these Regulations apply activities whose primary purpose is to enable the person to acquire knowledge or experience, and to the employer, as if that person were an employee of the employer, and every provision of these Regulations must be read accordingly.

  • SOR/2015-211, s. 2.

 These Regulations apply in respect of employees on trains while in operation and in respect of all persons granted access to such trains by the employer.

  • SOR/95-105, s. 4.

Records and Reports

 An employer’s keeping and maintenance of health and safety records and records of exposure to hazardous substances shall be done in such a manner that the records are readily available for examination by the Minister and by the policy committee or, if there is no policy committee, the work place committee or the health and safety representative for the work place to which they apply.

  • SOR/88-200, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-105, s. 4;
  • SOR/2014-148, s. 16;
  • SOR/2015-143, s. 4.

Inconsistent Provisions

 In the event of an inconsistency between any standard incorporated by reference in these Regulations and any other provision of these Regulations, that other provision of these Regulations shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

 [Repealed, SOR/2015-143, s. 5]



 In this Part, “elevating device” means an escalator, elevator or other device for moving passengers or freight and that is installed on rolling stock. (appareil de levage)

  • SOR/95-105, s. 5(E).

Use and Operation

 No elevating device shall be used or operated with a load in excess of the load that it was designed and installed to move safely.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no elevating device shall be used or placed in service while any safety device attached thereto is inoperative.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), no safety device attached to an elevating device shall be altered, interfered with or rendered inoperative.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to an elevating device or a safety device that is being inspected, tested, repaired or maintained by a qualified person.

Inspection and Testing

 Every elevating device and every safety device attached thereto shall be inspected and tested by a qualified person to determine that it is in a safe operating condition and is capable of carrying any load that is likely to be imposed on it

  • (a) before the elevating device and the safety device attached thereto are placed in service;

  • (b) after an alteration to the elevating device or a safety device attached thereto; and

  • (c) once every 12 months.