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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate road rail vehicles and associated hydraulic equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119983  Operate road rail vehicles and associated hydraulic equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03  18 
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 
The qualifying learner is capable of:

Understanding the purpose and application of road rail vehicles and hydraulic equipment in rail track operations, as well as executing the on/off-tracking of the road rail vehicle.The learner will also be able to operate the road rail vehicle on track and to utilise the equipment on the vehicle. Furthermore the learner will be capable of ensuring that the road rail vehicle is utilised in an effective manner, by the team and in accordance with all relevant regulatory requirements and organisational specifications and procedures.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of a professional community of Rail Construction and Maintenance workers.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this Unit Standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Rail Construction and Maintenance environment. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level.
  • Applicable of train working rules.
  • Educational and Competency Certificate in overhead track equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:

    Competency must be demonstrated:
  • In different weather and environmental conditions
  • Day and night time
  • In different yard layouts/mainline/sidings/private sidings/shed/workshop (might or might not include overhead traction and Railway signalling)
  • Within a specific time span
  • Different site conditions, e.g. cuttings, embankments, multiple lines, tunnels, sites with restricted accessibility etc

    Relevant role-players include, but are not limited to:
  • Operating department
  • Signals department
  • Electrical departments
  • Planning department
  • Technical support department
  • Planning and execution departments

    Equipment includes:
  • Hydraulic cranes and lifting equipment
  • Hydraulic tools, including hydraulic hose reels
  • Hand tools

    The functionality of the hydraulic system includes, but is not limited to:
  • Oil temperature
  • Oil cooler
  • Filters
  • Flow and pressure of hydraulic oil

    Applications of RRV include, but are not limited to:
  • Permanent way maintenance
  • Maintenance and filling of Lubricators 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and application of road rail vehicles (RRV), as well as hydraulic equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and application of road rail vehicles within track operations is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types, capacities and properties of road rail vehicles are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of equipment on road rail vehicles are listed according to their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Hydraulic principles impacting on the operation of road rail vehicles and equipment are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Execute on- and off-tracking of road rail vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    On-tracking and off-tracking locations comply with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arrangements are in place with relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Occupation is taken correctly and afford the appropriate protection in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pre- and post-operation inspections are performed in accordance with specifications and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    On- and off-tracking procedures are adhered to at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate road rail vehicles on track. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The functionality of the hydraulic system is continuous during the operation of the road rail vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compliance with operational requirements and specifications is continuous and the relevant train working rules are applied at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The road rail vehicle is operated in accordance with technical specifications, instructions, procedures and track conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health and Safety regulations and safe working procedures are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Repair and maintenance requirements and procedures are adhere to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Emergency procedures applicable to the on-track operation of the RRV are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Utilise equipment on road rail vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre- and post-operation inspections in accordance with procedures are performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is utilised in accordance with safe working procedures and technical specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repair and maintenance requirements and procedures are adhered to at all times. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure effective and safe utilisation of road rail vehicles and equipment by team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources are utilised timeously and optimally. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Requirements for the operation of road rail vehicles are complied with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rail vehicle and equipment are utilised in a cost effective and productive manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Storage and securing requirements of road rail vehicle and equipment are adhered to at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safe working procedures are adhered to at all times. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Code of Practice 29
  • The purpose and application of road rail vehicles in track operations
  • Types and capacity of different road rail vehicles
  • The application of equipment on road rail vehicles
  • Hydraulic principles impacting on the road rail vehicle
  • Emergency procedures applicable to the road rail vehicle
  • Arrangements to be made with role-players regarding the operation of road rail vehicles
  • On/ off tracking procedures with regard to road rail vehicles
  • Maintenance and repair requirements and procedures for road rail vehicles
  • Regulatory requirements pertaining to the operation of road rail vehicles
  • Storage procedures pertaining to road rail vehicles
  • Relevant environmental regulations and legislation
  • Health, Safety and Housekeeping procedures and regulations
  • Reporting and documentation requirements and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Learner and societal development

    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Safety in the workplace.
  • Being a team player in the work environment, organisation and in society.
  • Economic impact of rail track operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners can solve problems with regard to:
  • The correctness, quantity and quality of tools and equipment.
  • Repair, failure and maintenance requirements of vehicle and equipment.
  • Availability of resources.
  • Emergencies with regard to road rail vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners can work effectively with others and in teams when:
  • Relevant role-players are informed and available.
  • Occupation is taken and cancelled correctly.
  • Executing on- and off-tracking of RRV.
  • Handling emergencies with regard to road rail vehicles.
  • Complying with operational requirements and applying train working rules. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage one self:
  • When informing team members of hazards in the work area.
  • When ensuring that resources are timeously available.
  • By utilising the capacity and properties of the road rail vehicle and equipment to execute the work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners can collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Performing pre- and post-operation inspections of road rail vehicles and equipment.
  • Operating the road rail vehicle and equipment in accordance with specifications, train working rules and operational procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively by:
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Communicating with relevant parties for example, subordinates, technical personnel, etc.
  • Making arrangements for occupations, as well as the on/off-tracking of the road rail vehicle.
  • Handling emergencies with regard to road rail vehicles and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners can use science and technology by:
  • Operating the road rail vehicle, as well as the equipment on the vehicle. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter relatedness of systems

    Learners can understand:
  • Regulatory requirements for the operation of the road rail vehicle.
  • The importance of utilising the road rail vehicle to ensure reliability, affordability, availability and safety.
  • Impact of road rail vehicles on Health & Safety regulations, as well as on the environment. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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