OL’s new Rail Safety Ambassador training: 30 Minutes could save a life

Operation Lifesaver’s mission is simple: to save lives by educating Canadians about the hazards associated with railway tracks and trains. But we can’t do it alone. We depend on our Rail Safety Ambassadors to share our rail safety message with Canadians of all ages.
Rail Safety Ambassadors are Canadians who share our belief that every railway trespassing or crossing-related death or injury can—and should—be prevented. They help get our message out to the public through social media and by taking part in Operation Lifesaver events. 

This month, Operation Lifesaver unveiled a new educational tool to help support our Ambassadors. The new online Rail Safety Ambassador training takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete and provides them with the key messages and content they need to make presentations or volunteer at events on OL’s behalf.

The training can be accessed from a desktop or smartphone, and also provides:
  • a brief introduction to Operation Lifesaver
  • an overview of railway signs, devices and other safety warnings
  • a rail safety quiz to test Ambassadors’ knowledge
  • tips and techniques for getting the rail-safety message across to different audiences and age groups
  • links to OL’s new campaigns and refreshed outreach materials.  
If you’re an existing Ambassador who needs a rail-safety refresher, you can sign into the training here using your Ambassador portal credentials

Start 2020 off right: Become a Rail Safety Ambassador today
If you aren’t a Rail Safety Ambassador yet, why not start off the New Year right and join today? Everyone has a role to play when it comes to preventing collisions at railway crossings and reducing the number of railway trespassing incidents in Canada. Whether by sharing OL’s blog posts and tweets on your social media networks, giving presentations in classrooms or volunteering at events, you can help—and we need you!

So, sign up to be a Rail Safety Ambassador today and start helping Operation Lifesaver save lives.