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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, use and maintain perway tools and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120035  Select, use and maintain perway tools and 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 2  NQF Level 02  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:
  • Utilizing an understanding of the types, properties and application of Perway hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment, in order to select the appropriate tool/equipment for a specific job and/or site conditions.
  • The learner would also be able to use such tools in accordance with manufacturer specifications, job and safety requirements, whilst ensuring that maintenance procedures are adhered to.
  • 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 1
  • Communication at NQF Level 1
  • Understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Perway hand tools include:

    > Tamping tools include but are not limited to ballast forks, beaters and shovels.
    > Carrying tools include but are not limited to rail tongs and sleeper carrying rods.
    > Drilling tools include but are not limited to Augers and drill bits.
    > Cutting tools include but are not limited to axes, chopping knife, two hand saw hand saw, adze, hacksaw, sickles, cold chisel.
    > Moving and pulling tools include but are not limited to slewing bar, tommy bar, rail hand slewing bar, claw bar, creep pulling machine, slewing jack and mini rollers.
    > General tools include but are not limited to screw drivers, combination pliers and hammers.
    > Lifting equipment include but are not limited to perway jack, destressing jack, sighting boards, optical sighting instrument and track gauge.
    > Tightening and loosing tools include but are not limited to fish bolt spanner, shifting spanner, socket spanners, fist levers and Pandrol levers.
    > Straightening and bending tools include but are not limited to jim-crow.
    > Liquid and fuel containers include but are not limited to oil cans, jerry cans and water cans.
    > Clamping tools include but are not limited to joggle fish plates, g-clamps, points and clamptie bars.
  • Hand tool maintenance includes, de-rusting, oiling and replacing.
  • Basic units of measure include length, mass, temperature and angle.
  • Measuring equipment includes but are not limited to tapes, rules, feeler gauges, thermometers, rail wear gauges, try square and centre punch.
  • Damaged or faulty measuring equipment includes deformities, breakages, stickiness, not zeroing, missing parts and expired calibration.
  • Maintenance of measuring equipment includes oiling, setting and calibration.
  • Perway power tools include but are not limited to: rail drills, rail cutting machines, disc cutters, Pionjärs, sleepers drills, stumec machines and impact wrench.
  • Power tool maintenance includes lubrication. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and use Perway hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of Perway hand tools are identified and the properties and application of such tools are explained for correct usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate hand tools are selected for the job and specific site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand tools are correctly used in accordance with manufacturer specifications, job and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unsafe and/or faulty hand tools are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and use Perway measuring equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic units of measure, symbols and derived units of measure are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate measuring equipment is selected for the job and specific site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement is accurately taken, revalidated and recorded using the appropriate symbols and units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measuring equipment is correctly used in accordance with manufacturer specifications job and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faulty measuring equipment is identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and use Perway power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of Perway power tools and attachments are identified and the properties and application of such tools and attachments are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate power tools and attachments are selected for the job and specific site conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Power tools are correctly used in accordance with manufacturer specifications, job and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unsafe and/or faulty power tools are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure tools and equipment are maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are stored in accordance with prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are cleaned in accordance with prescribed procedures and manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with prescribed procedures and manufacturer requirements. 


    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 for "The National Certificate in Construction: Rail Construction and Maintenance", at NQF Level 3.
  • 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 qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic concepts of leverage, force, pressure and torque.
  • Types, properties and application of Perway hand tools, measuring equipment and power tools.
  • Storage and maintenance requirements with regard to Perway hand tools, measuring equipment and power tools.
  • Basic units of measure, symbols and derived units of measure.
  • Types and application of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Health, Safety & Housekeeping procedures and regulations.
  • Reporting requirements and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Learners can understand the importance of:
  • Safety in the workplace.
  • Being a team player in the work environment, organisation and in society. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners can solve problems with regard to:
  • The quantity and quality of tools and equipment.
  • Failure of tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners can work effectively with others and in teams when:
  • Ensuring that maintenance and storage procedures are adhered to with regard to tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners can organise and manage one self:
  • By observing and assessing job instruction and site conditions, in order to select the appropriate tools and/or equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners can collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Taking and recording accurate measurements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners can communicate effectively by:
  • Communicating with relevant parties for example, subordinates, technical personnel, etc. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners can use science and technology by:
  • Utilizing tools and equipment in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners can understand:
  • Impact of incorrect and/or faulty tools and equipment on the rail construction and maintenance operation.
  • Importance of adhering to safety requirements when using tools and equipment and the consequences of unsafe work practices, in terms of possible harm to self, others and 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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