Resources

At Operation Lifesaver, it’s our goal to educate Canadians about the hazards surrounding railway property and trains. To do this, we produce a range of educational material that provides the information and tools Canadians need to stay safe. You can download those resources here. 

General rail safety tips
Whether you are on foot, in a car, or riding a bike or off-road vehicle, staying safe around railway tracks and property is all about knowing the rules. Be sure to follow these tips—they could save your life.
 
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Mobility Device Users
Whether you are using a wheelchair, walker or a scooter, you will most likely come across train tracks at some point—and tracks pose particular challenges for people using wheeled mobility devices. Follow these tips to ensure you stay safe the next time you encounter railway tracks—it could save your life.
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Passengers and commuters
Every day, hundreds of thousands of Canadians depend on passenger and commuter rail to get them where they’re going. Regardless of whether you are taking a passenger train across the country, or a commuter train to work, getting there safely is a priority. Be sure to follow these tips—they could save your life.
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Photographers and the media
Capturing the “perfect shot” or getting the footage you need for your story isn’t worth risking your life. Follow these simple tips to safely take railway photos or videos.
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Cyclists
If you’re a cyclist, you are bound to come across train tracks at some point—and tracks pose particular challenges for bikes. Follow these tips to ensure you stay safe on your next ride—it could save your life.
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Professional drivers
Whether you’re driving an 18-wheel truck or a transit bus, getting from point A to point B safely is essential. And knowing your rail safety rules can help you get where you need to go without incident. Follow these tips to ensure that you, your cargo, and your passengers arrive safely—it could save lives.
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Drivers
Whether you are a new driver or a seasoned one, staying safe around railway tracks is all about knowing the rules. Be sure to follow these tips—they could save your life.
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Off-road vehicle operators
Driving an ATV, snowmobile or other off-road vehicle is a great way to enjoy Canada’s outdoors—if you do it safely. But off-road vehicles and railway tracks aren’t a good combination. Be sure to follow these tips—they could save your life.
 
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Emergency responders
It takes teamwork to deal with any incident on railway tracks and property, and emergency responders play an essential role on the front line. Follow these tips to ensure your team stays safe—it could save lives.
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Rail safety for kids: Colouring sheet
Abbey needs your help! Can you help her find the right path to cross the railway tracks?
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Rail safety for kids: Activity sheet
Train your brain with this rail safety activity sheet!
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