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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the operation of railway on track maintenance machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255954  Manage the operation of railway on track maintenance machines 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the purpose, application and physical working of each type of on track maintenance machines and will be able to ascertain the railworthiness of the on track maintenance machine. Learners will be able to monitor and control the actual output being produced by the on track machine and align this to the contractual requirements. Learners will also be able to explain the relationship between production and cost and ensuring that safety regulations and procedures are followed by all roleplayers.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of railway on track maintenance machines.
  • Explaining the duties and responsibilities of the person in charge of railway on track maintenance machines.
  • Explaining the cost and production implications when using on track maintenance machines.
  • Explaining safety pertaining to on track maintenance machines. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of railway on track maintenance machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of on track machines are identified according to their purpose and specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose and application of different types on track maintenance machines are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The physical working of the different types of the on track maintenance machine is explained in terms of their use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the duties and responsibilities of the person in charge of railway on track maintenance machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning to be done before machines arrive on site is described in order to facilitate the execution of the work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Planning to be done may include but is not limited to physical inspection, site inspection, staging points, pre-maintenance, Technical Officers involvement, contract content and specifications, policies, rail directives, addendums, special conditions, fixed points and unique areas or circumstances.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Meetings with roleplayers are conducted in order to clarify issues surrounding the contract. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roleplayers may include but are not limited to contractor/s, train control, Electrical Department, Signals, Technical Officer and operator.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Railworthiness of machines is ascertained before the commencement of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Railworthiness may include but is not limited to safety compliance, certification, suitability of personnel, and site access certificates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control is continuously monitored in order to ensure compliance to specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control may include but is not limited to rail temperature, rail stress caused with aligning, clearances, protection, communicating with operations, fire hazards, environmental concerns, principle of block working, site diary, and site instruction books.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Final inspection is conducted in order to assess finished product against specifications and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Administration procedures are implemented according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The actual output being produced is monitored in terms of contractual requirements and technical specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the cost and production implications when using on track maintenance machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of using either on track machines or manual workings are explained with examples of the pros and cons. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of organisational specific policies and strategies regarding mechanisation are explained in terms of time frames and priorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship between production and cost is explained in order to optimise decisions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain safety pertaining to on track maintenance machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific safety regulations that must be complied are listed in tabular form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Complied with refers to prior, during and finalisation of the contract.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for ensuring compliance to safety regulations are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions to be taken in situations of non-compliance are explained in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adhering to safety regulations is explained in terms of its impact on the organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the use and quality of the work being produced. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to facilitate the execution of work for railway on track maintenance machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in the planning and monitoring aspects of the contractual requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the managing of the operation of railway on track maintenance machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conducting meetings with roleplayers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to manage and standard of work being produced by the operators of the railway on track maintenance machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the poor management of railway on track maintenance machine can have a negative impact on finance and the relationship with the contractor. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    NONE 



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