Air Brakes Course (NT, NU, YT)

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A crucial aspect of any commercial vehicle’s safety system is the air brake system. Designed to provide reliable and efficient braking, the air brake system is a complex mechanism that requires proper understanding and training to operate effectively. Training will prepare students to take their knowledge test and earn their air brake or “Q” endorsement.

Arctic Response Canada’s comprehensive training course has been meticulously crafted to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle commercial air brakes with confidence and expertise. Whether they are a seasoned professional looking to refresh their understanding or a new entrant to the transportation industry, this course will provide students with valuable insights into the
operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of air brake systems. Throughout this course, students will delve into the fundamental principles that govern air brake systems, exploring the components, functions, and interplay of various parts to ensure a comprehensive understanding. Our expert instructors will walk students through step-by-step procedures, practical demonstrations, and interactive exercises to reinforce learning and enhance hands-on abilities.

Course Content

  • Legal and technical aspects
  • Introduction to air brake systems
  • Air brake fundamentals
  • Brake system components
  • Brake system operation
  • Pre-trip inspection
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Emergency procedures
  • Disk brake introduction
  • In-yard automatic slack adjuster adjustments
  • In-yard pre-trip air brake inspections

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