Because you're a conscientious employer, safety is one of your paramount concerns. Keeping the work environment safe includes regular inspections and proper maintenance of your tracks and sidings to ensure against potentially dangerous situations.
In 1998, in a move to guarantee regular safety inspections and reduce accidents, the Federal government established a rigid schedule of inspections of Class 1, 2 and 3 tracks and related equipment according to strictly mandated guidelines. Trackmasters, Inc. is certified to perform those inspections according to the Code of Federal Regulations as issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration - Department of Safety.
• For Class 1, 2 and 3 track on main track and sidings, the required frequency is: "Weekly with at least 3 calendar day's interval between inspections of before use, if the track is used less than once a week, or twice weekly with at least 1 calendar day interval."
• For Class 1, 2 and 3 on other than main track and sidings, the required frequency is: "Monthly with at least 20 calendar day's interval between inspections."
• Switches, track crossings, lift rail assemblies and other transition devices on moveable bridges are also subject to mandatory inspections.