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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide on-track protection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262445  Provide on-track protection 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14623  Afford on-track protection  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be able to afford on-track protection according to company-specific train working rules applicable to specific circumstances to contribute to safe movement on rail for staff, commuters, trains, machinery and infrastructure.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Mitigating the impact of hazards and risks in railway operations.
  • Responding to an emergency situation.
  • Affording protection in applicable area of operation.
  • Conducting post protection procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Mitigate the impact of hazards and risks in railway operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of hazards and risks are identified in applicable area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Impact of hazards is explained in relation to the nature of the hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preventative measures are explained in relation to the nature of the hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective measures are explained in relation to the nature of the hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Respond to an emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The situation requiring protection is analysed according to organizational procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Emergency situation is secured and protected to limit further injury or damage according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency situation is communicated to the relevant role players according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Afford protection in applicable area of operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of protection are explained in terms of the desired outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of rail operations personnel within own area of function is explained according to organizational procedures and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not following the rules when offering protection are explained using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Protection is provided using the appropriate equipment according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct post protection procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information that relates to the specific circumstances about the protection is communicated to the relevant role-players in accordance with the relevant organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information that relates to the specific circumstances about the protection is recorded according to the organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Protection is discontinued according to the relevant organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Discontinuation is communicated to the relevant role-players and recorded when applicable. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Specific situations that require protection.
  • Methods of providing protection.
  • The communication process a specific situation.
  • Safety rules and regulations related to protection that include detonators.
  • Relevant elements of POSMOR and specific company rules related to protection.
  • Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the provision of on-track protection during railway operations in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a railway team to prevent the occurrence of accidents by following the safety procedures during on track protection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in the application of on-track protection procedures within own area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about specific circumstances and conditions under which on-track protection is provided. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to successfully provide on-track protection. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14623, "Afford on-track protection", Level 3, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  61670   Further Education and Training Certificate: Railway Construction and Maintenance  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.
     
    1. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    2. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 
    3. R and H Rail (Pty) Ltd 
    4. School of Rail Wentworth 
    5. School of Rail: Bellville 
    6. School of Rail: Bloemfontein 
    7. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    8. School of Rail: Koedoespoort 
    9. School of Rail: Parkhill 
    10. School of Rail: Port Elizabeth 
    11. Sheltam Proprietary Limited - Randfontein 



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