ABS SafeCom’s Air Brake Adjustment

Course Description: This course is intended to provide information on the laws, regulations and correct procedures for checking and performing Air Brake Adjustments. The Trade Qualification & Apprenticeship Act-amended by Reg.269/96, allowed drivers to adjust air brake chamber push rod stroke on trucks and trailers. so equipped, provided that they had successfully completed an approved course of study. This course is presented by the Ontario Safety League on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Training, Ontario.
Prerequisites: Drivers must hold a valid licence with ‘Z’ endorsement 
Topics included:
  • Importance of good driving techniques 
  • Components of S-CAM foundation brakes 
  • Identifying defects 
  • Checking brake adjustments
  • Performing brake adjustment
  • Other components & brake types
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to performing Air Brake Adjustments.
  • Be proficient in checking the proper condition and functioning of an air brake system. 
  • Deliver cargo safely and on time.
  • Reduce maintenance costs and downtime.
  • Identify defects in the air brake components.
  • Check and adjust pushrod travel.
Format Classroom: Interactive workshop with formal instruction, video, discussion and hands-on training on working brake assembly- in-class and on actual vehicle.
Resources: Supplied: Driver’s manual, Brake Adjustment Limit laminated Card and handouts.
Evaluation: Full attendance, class participation, written and practical test or successful completion.
Duration: 6 Hours
Certification: M.T.O. approved Wallet Card from ONTARIO SAFETY LEAGUE.