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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Execute train operating contigency plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14655  Execute train operating contigency plan 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-09-05  2009-06-17  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-06-17   2013-06-17  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
264417  Execute train operating contingency plans  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to explain and introduce a company specific contingency plan during disruptions in a rail environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Utilise pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard applies to all employees who wants to obtain any of the Rail Operations qualifications. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain under what circumstances the company-specific contingency plan will be introduced. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The circumstances when the company-specific contingency plan will be introduced are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Explain the individual roles of the various role-players. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the individual roles of the various role-players when introducing a company specific-contingency plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The individual roles of the various role-players when introducing a company-specific contingency plan are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the company-specific procedures to be followed during the execution of a contingency plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The company-specific procedures to be followed during the execution of the contingency plan are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules to perform safe movement on rail. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules to perform safe movement on rail within the colour-light environment. (Principles of save movement on rail). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. POSMOR are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within colour-light signals/indicators/boards environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within colour-light signals/indicators/boards environment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Describe the company-specific procedure when terminating the contingency plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The company-specific procedure when terminating the contingency plan is described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. An individual wishing to be assessed against this standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provided institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.

2. A learner specialising in Rail Operations through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Operations - NQF level 5, which must include this standard.

3. A learner specialising in Train Driving through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Train Driving NQF level 4, which must include this standard.

4. Any assessor and training provider must ensure that the relevant company specific procedures/rules are used as reference material when designing courseware, assessment or when selecting pre-designed assessments.

5. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.

6. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.

7. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
A learner should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
  • Utilisation of signals and systems of train control as well as protection. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving and information evaluation
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to identify problematic situations and implement alternatives to such situations at work and in social life. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organisation and -management
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to plan for alternatives if abnormal circumstances occur and to implement alternatives at work, the work environment and in public life. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Information
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to receive and forward correct information because decision-making rely on correct information flow. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter relatedness of systems
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to evaluate their views about the working environment in a holistic manner and to identify problem areas related to human behaviour within society and the working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced unit standard 264417, which is " Execute train operating contingency plans", Level 3, 2 credits.

    ASSESSMENT PROCESS

    When conducting assessment, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    Each environment/situation will be different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the context in which the assessment will take place.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    During formal training at the provider:
    1. Written tests
    2. Case studies.
    3. Simulation

    During on the job training:
    1. Oral test
    2. Observations
    3. Case studies.

    Integrated final on the job assessment:
    1. Observation
    2. Oral tests
    3. Case studies

    In the Rail Operations environment it will be more effective to assess a number of unit standards together and the assessor must evaluate each assessment request to determine the grouping of the standards for assessment.

    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods. (Example: When equipment, communication and train movements are normal the integrated assessment will be based on normal working. The abnormal working assessment will then be based on a case study (simulation) or when the abnormal working is in operation during the assessment period, the normal working assessment will be a case study (simulation). This will give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes and skills.

    The integrated assessment must take place in the environment where the learner will work independently on completion of final assessment.

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include, inter alia:
    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
    2. Relevant certificates or awards.
    3. Previous assessment records.
    4. Journal (Logbook).

    VALUES
    In addition the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Safety consciousness
  • Decisiveness
  • Co-operation
  • Sense of urgency (within limits)
  • Judgement
  • Assertiveness
  • Responsibility
  • Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Sobriety
  • Quality consciousness

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

    The contingency plan relates to abnormal working during a derailment, accident or any other
    occurence of a serious natur, which disrupts the normal train service.

    The procedures desribe the inter-relatedness between different business units, different services. emergency servies, police and the media.

    Establishing an operations room and the different reporting structures at the scene and at head office. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23893   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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 KwaZulu Natal 
    2. School of Rail: Kimberly 



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