Rail Security Plans

ERAC can develop rail security plans and associated training for Plan Participant members.

A railway loader must implement a security plan under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail Security Regulations SOR/2019-113. More information is available on Transport Canada's Enhancing the security of the transportation of dangerous goods by rail site.

A railway loader is defined as

  • any person that operates a handling site, or
  • any manufacturer or producer of dangerous goods that has possession of dangerous goods at a handling site for the purposes of loading them prior to, or unloading them after, transportation by rail.

The content of a written plan includes items such as

  • identifying responsible persons,
  • organizational structure,
  • security risk assessment and 
  • prevention.

There is also a security awareness training component to these plans.

For more information, please contact Don Merriam, Emergency Response Planning Manager,
514-714-1075, or fill out the form below.

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