Air Brake Instructor- Z Endorsement

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Prior to this course students must attend and qualify from the one week Techniques of Instruction course.
Please register early to avoid disappointment. A waiting list on first come basis will operate.
Note! The Maximum number of students for this course is 14.
Registration for July 13 to 17 course will be reviewed when OSL staff return to work.
There is a likelihood that under post Covid-19 rules we may have to restrict the class size to 8 students. Should this create a back log we will likely offer an additional course between July and October. Registration acceptance will be on a first come basis.
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Course Description
Instructors with a background in driver training and air brake operation are eligible to take this one week MTO Approved course
(Air Brake ‘Z’ Endorsement). Hands-on instruction and practice teaching sessions provide students with a thorough understanding of how to both operate and explain an air brake system.
Course Content
Air brake Z Endorsement instructor training programs involve practical demonstration, instruction & testing on an air brake board and vehicle; i.e. the week  is focused upon the workings of the Air Brake system.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to:
  • Explain, demonstrate and teach the functions of the air brake system
  • Demonstrate air brake adjustment.
Format
Classroom: formal instruction, workshops and hands-on training with an air brake board and home preparation each evening.
Field: hands-on demonstration with a vehicle (full safety & Covid-19 PPE  gear is required).
Certification
Instructor Certificate: Successful candidates receive an instructor certificate to accompany an application to the Ministry Transportation of Ontario Driver Certification Program for Signing Authority as an air brake instructor for a carrier holding recognized authority. (Our Registrar will pass you along to the appropriate member of staff)
Prerequisites
  • Techniques of Instruction (1 week course) Check dates for ToI as it usually starts one week prior to ABI
  • Solid knowledge of fleet operations & experience in driver training
  • Valid commercial class licence & endorsement held for 3 years or more
  • Driver abstract, ZERO demerit points
Duration
5 days: Classroom 8.30 am to 4 pm daily homework is assigned.
Course Dates
2020: Jan 13-17, May 25-29, Jul 13-17 & Oct 5-9
Fee
$1,375 +HST.