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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor performance of equipment and machinery on locomotives during operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263017  Monitor performance of equipment and machinery on locomotives during operation 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to monitor the condition of equipment and machinery in operation, diagnose faults, perform minor repairs on line and identify major repair requirements. Qualifying learners are required to work autonomously with minimal supervision.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing to monitor and examine equipment and machinery for correct operation.
  • Examining equipment and machinery and perform minor repairs.
  • Completing the monitoring and examination process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Maintaining gearboxes, compressors, bearings, pumps, heat exchangers and pressure vessels, direct and indirect drives, seals, brakes and clutches, pipes systems, lubricating systems and fluid power, pneumatic systems and other locomotive systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Locomotives may include but are not limited to electric motor-coaches, electric locomotives, diesel electric locomotives and diesel hydraulic locomotives.
  • Monitoring the performance of equipment and machinery on locomotives during operation may include but is not limited to daily brake, power/block, sequence and oil tests. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to monitor and examine equipment and machinery for correct operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to examine equipment is obtained in accordance with specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required safety equipment and procedures are selected and implemented according specific worksite requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety equipment may include but not limited to:
  • Warning boards, isolating switches, lock-out systems, 'scotch blocks' and warning lights.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools, material and equipment required are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Workplace hazards are dealt with in accordance with specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The locomotive is positioned and secured in accordance with specific worksite requirements and current accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not preparing to monitor and examine the locomotive in line with specific worksite requirements, and current legislation are explained in terms of their impact on health, safety, environment and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Examine equipment and machinery and perform minor repairs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machinery isolated according to worksite and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and machinery components are examined in order to identify type of repair to be carried out according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Minor repairs and maintenance are done accurately and timeously in order to avoid production problems and delays. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Major repairs identified are communicated to authorised individuals in accordance with specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Actions to be taken to restore the service are explained in accordance with regulatory and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Potential repairs and maintenance problems are explained with examples pertaining to their impact on the operations schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as prescribed are explained with examples of their impact on health, safety, environment and production. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform qualifying tests and release locomotive for operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Qualifying tests are conducted according to specific worksite procedures in order to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Serviceability is confirmed and certified according to specific worksite procedures in order to meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required safety equipment is removed and stored according to specific worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Locomotive is made available for operations according to specific worksite requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the monitoring and examination process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Administration tasks are completed and forwarded according to worksite specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Worksite, equipment, machinery and tools are cleaned in accordance with specific worksite requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, instruments and tools are checked and problems are reported to authorised individuals according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment, instruments, tools and peripherals are stored according to specific worksite requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of equipment and machinery and their component parts.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of common damaged or worn parts, recurrent faults and possible corrective action, common conditions leading to equipment and machinery component failure and replacement parts and materials.
  • Purpose of maintenance and repair on line.
  • Implications of production down time.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws applicable theory related to the causes of defects and worn/damaged parts on equipment and machinery and the maintenance and repair thereof.
  • The relationship between optimum equipment and machinery functioning and the production process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to recognise potential production and maintenance problems and so be able to take corrective action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to determine equipment and machinery operating problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when planning the sequence of maintenance and repair operations based on defect analysis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the production run from production reports and inspections and classify information and determine maintenance and repair requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when recording outputs, incidents, measurements and when reporting incidents and conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology in order to understand the causes of defects and worn/damaged components on machinery and equipment and the maintenance and repair thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in terms of the relationship between optimum machinery and equipment functioning and the production process. 

    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
    Core  66049   Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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