SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform fault-finding and repairs on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116880  Perform fault-finding and repairs on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to perform fault-finding and repairs on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system by applying signalling engineering practice. This will restore the functionality of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system, which will contribute in part to a reliable railway signalling system, safe road-rail level crossings, safe and efficient train operations, road safety and effective rail transportation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF L3
  • Mathematics NQF L3
  • Knowledge of the principles of electricity.
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical principles.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electronics.
  • Knowledge of the relevant statutory requirements related to performing faultfinding and repairs on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system.
  • Knowledge of the company rules and regulations applicable when performing infrastructure maintenance in the vicinity of or near exposed "live" high-voltage overhead track equipment.
  • Apply train working rules as applicable to railway signalling maintenance personnel when working on or in the vicinity of operational railway lines.
  • Principles of train operating methods and railway signalling.
  • The ability and knowledge to use engineering hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge and ability to use electrical measuring instruments.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assemble, wire and install parts and components of a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform RPM on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform CPM on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform CPM on an apparatus case. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • In a controlled environment.
  • Within a specific time.
  • At a field site (might or might not include overhead traction equipment).
  • Under simulated and/or actual operational conditions.

    When overhead traction equipment is present, the learner must have a valid certificate related to high voltage equipment, which certifies the incumbent to work under specific conditions and within a specified area.

    Fault-finding on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system comprises the complete system, including all electrical components and the related equipment in the apparatus case.

    This standard excludes the fault finding and repair on train detection systems 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and procure the resources required to perform fault-finding and repair tasks on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system safely and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job order is interpreted to establish the relevant resources required to perform fault-finding and repair tasks on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct plans and/or diagrams for the fault-finding and repair tasks are utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct resource requirements are determined and obtained to perform fault-finding and repair tasks on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The resources are verified against material specifications and sub-standards rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job order is interpreted to establish the relevant resources required to perform fault-finding and repair tasks on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The correct plans and/or diagrams for the fault-finding and repair tasks are utilised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The correct resource requirements are determined and obtained to perform fault-finding and repair tasks on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The resources are verified against material specifications and sub-standards rectified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Diagnose and locate a fault on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information relevant to the fault-finding task is gathered by 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • Observing and/or obtaining control and display panel indications
  • Reading and interpreting circuit diagrams, plans and manuals
  • Measuring and testing relevant equipment
  • Visual observation of the condition, status and operation of equipment
  • Referring to previous equipment repair/maintenance records
  • Communication with relevant role players. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct diagnostic techniques are used, by applying signalling engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The gathered information is logically interpreted and analysed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fault is timeously and correctly located. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant safe working procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Company-specific specifications and instructions are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unforeseen circumstances related to the fault diagnosing and location process are addressed effectively. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Repair the faulty flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Repair tasks are correctly prioritised and planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Repair tasks are completed timeously, safely and according to signalling engineering practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The repair techniques are according to signalling engineering practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The preparation and execution of repair tasks are supervised effectively when applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant safe working procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Company specific specifications and instructions are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unforeseen circumstances related to the repair of the faulty flashlight and boom level crossing warning system, and operational changes, are addressed effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Correct resource requirements are determined and obtained to perform the repair tasks on the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Resources are verified against material specifications and sub-standards rectified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform relevant functional tests to verify the correct operation of the repaired equipment according to company specific specifications and re-instate the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functional testing procedures according to company specific specifications are applied to prove that the repaired flashlight and boom level crossing warning system and any other potentially affected equipment is functioning correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from standards are correctly identified, prioritised and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unforeseen circumstances related to the functional testing and re-instatement of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system, are addressed effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Re-instatement of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system is done as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant safe working procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Company-specific specifications and instructions are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Communicate with control and/or relevant role players before, during and on completion of the fault-finding and repair process and complete all applicable documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant documentation related to the fault-finding and repair process for the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system is completed according to procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions related to the fault-finding and repair process on the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system are communicated clearly and concisely to subordinates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fault-finding and repair process of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system is communicated and co-ordinated with all relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Specific communication protocol with relevant role players is adhered to when applicable (e.g. Operating and protection personnel). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant communication media is used according to company policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication is clear and concise. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Restore the site as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The site is restored as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All equipment housing lids, doors, covers, locks etc. are replaced and secured as per company-specific procedures policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazardous and waste material is safely disposed of as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Material, equipment and tools are returned for storage or repair as per company-specific procedures, policies and instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be certified as competent against this unit standard and registered as an assessor to assess this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners can understand and explain the following related to fault-finding and repair procedures on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system:
  • Planning and procurement
  • Station layout plans
  • Plans, circuit diagrams and symbols
  • Various types of boom drive mechanisms
  • Identification, purpose, function and operation of the parts and components of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system
  • Function of the specific flashlight and boom level crossing warning system in the signalling installation
  • Operation of a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system
  • Impact of flashlight and boom level crossing warning system failures on operational efficiency/safety
  • Fitting methods
  • Fault-finding and repair procedures
  • Use and function of electrical test and measuring instruments
  • Identification and handling of materials required for fault-finding and repair procedures
  • Principles of hydraulics
  • Restoration of site
  • Relevant extracts from:
    OHS Act and regulations
    Safe working procedures
    Company-specific policies, procedures and instructions 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving
    Learners can solve problems with regard to:
  • The correctness, quantity and quality of material, parts and components
  • The suitability and functionality of equipment and tools
  • Fault-finding and repair procedures on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work
    Learners can work effectively in teams when:
  • Implementing safe working procedures
  • Performing fault-finding and repair procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management
    A learner can organise and manage himself by:
  • Executing the task responsibly
  • Maintaining a high level of discipline
  • Adherence to time frames
  • Adherence to safety and company-specific policies and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation
    Learners can interpret and evaluate the contents of:
  • A job order
  • Plans
  • Electrical circuit diagrams and symbols
  • Fault-finding and repair procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication
  • Learners can communicate effectively with relevant role-players related to the fault-finding and repair process on a flashlight and boom level crossing warning system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology
    Learners can use science and technology by using:
  • Test instruments
  • Electric tools
  • Communication media 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems
  • Learners can understand the role of the flashlight and boom level crossing warning system in a railway signalling system and road traffic ordinance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development
    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Safety in the workplace as well as in the whole environment
  • Being a team player in the work environment and in society
  • Communicating effectively in the work environment and in society
  • Their responsibility for the safety and well-being of fellow-workers and society at large 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values:
    In addition, the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Safety consciousness
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Quality consciousness
  • Time consciousness
  • Sobriety
  • Decisiveness

    Supplementary information:

    Terminology

    Job order refers to:
  • Job card
  • Job instruction
    Diagram refers to a drawing or plan.
    Site refers to field location.
    Communication can include, but is not limited to:
  • Personnel structures, e.g. supervisors and subordinates
  • Verification of messages/instructions
    Communication media can include, but is not limited to:
  • 2-way radios
  • Cellular phones
  • Trunk radios
  • Hand-held emergency telephones
  • Hand signals and coloured flags
  • Hand-held lamps
    Overhead traction equipment (OHTE) refers to the high-voltage equipment used to power electric locomotives.
    Operational changes refer to changes in circumstances under which the work is performed.
    A typical flashlight and boom level crossing warning system consists of:
  • Two sets of flashlight units and mounting poles
  • Two boom assemblies

    Certification
    The learner will be certified as competent when fault-finding and repairs was successfully performed on a typical flashlight and boom level crossing warning system.

    Credits
    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcomes:

    Activity-Hours
    Theory-20
    Practical-24
    Self-directed learning-6
    On-the-job learning -12
    Assessment-4
    Total-66
    Credits achieved: 7 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49067   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Signalling: Fault-finding and Repair of Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.