Individual performing Groundman duties is wearing PPE properly

Manager conducting evaluation
Employee being evaluated

Track being worked by employee

01. Hard hat

02. Reflective devices. (Lime green, breakaway vest)

03. Steel toed safety boots.

04. Safety glasses with side shields. (Clear color must be worn at night)

05. Means of communication, either hand signals or radio.

06. Gloves.

Daily Briefing

07. Attended shift briefing.

08. Performed daily inspection of equipment, I.e. PPE, radio, etc...

09. Remains in visual or radio contact with the loading person he/she is working with.

10. Prior to beginning unloading or loading operations, ensure that all securement devices have been inspected.


11. Prior to unlocking securement devices, ensure that all securement devices have been inspected.

12. If securement defect is noted, had the supervisor released the unit for unloading.

13. Use of proper tools for unlocking securement devices

14. Grounding trailers or chassis, rear wheels on on the ground prior to adjusting the landing gears.

15. Unloading stack cars, remained clear while top container was removed.

16. Removed IBC's and placed them in the storage box on the rail car.

17. During the unloading operations, visually inspect the securement devices for maintenance problems.


18. Prior to loading trailers, chassis with containers, ensure the hitch is properly locked and positioned.

19. Place all unused pedestals in the down position, if they interfere with TOFC loads.

20. With the rear wheels on the ground, adjust the landing gear. After loading on car, check clearance of sand shoes.

21. Direct the loading of the trailer/chassis (with container) on the railcar.

22. After loading, ensure the hitch is properly locked.

23. After the bottom container is in place, insure the bottom container is on the pins in the bottom well and correctly position the IBC's in the 40 foot position.

24. After the top container is in place, lock the IBC's.

25. Ground person signs off loading of train.

Note: if deficiencies are noted and are not corrected, automatic failure.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.