This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to repair timber structures and their components, in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements, and workplace procedures.
It includes determining job requirements; preparing and maintaining components, and performing repairs; cleaning up the site after maintenance activities; and completing documentation.
People achieving competence in this unit will need to fulfil the applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements and to comply with relevant codes of practice and/or guidelines.
Work is performed under minimal supervision, generally within a team environment. It involves the application of routine operational principles and procedures when repairing structures and their components, as part of workplace activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian rail system.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Determine job requirements
Structures are inspected as required to locate defects
Hazards are identified, risks are assessed and control measures are implemented
Job requirements are determined in accordance with workplace procedures, and scope of work and resources required are identified
Prepare component for repair
Components requiring replacement are checked against standards and are measured for preparation of replacement component
Materials required for job are identified and organised as required to enable appropriate replacement of components
Replacement components are cut and shaped to the required standard in accordance with workplace procedures
Surfaces of components are treated using appropriate methods and materials as required
Component is replaced to required standard in accordance with workplace procedures
Connections between timber members are tightened, repaired or replaced using approved material and techniques
External timber deficiencies in components are treated with suitable materials as required to minimise degradation of components
Clean up site
Workplace procedures and environmental regulations and standards relevant to site clean-up are confirmed and clarified as required
Waste is minimised and reused or disposed of in accordance with relevant workplace procedures, and environmental regulations and standards
Cleaning products and materials are disposed of in accordance with relevant workplace procedures, and environmental regulations and standards
Established site restoration practices are followed and problems with these practices are identified and reported
Required documentation procedures and processes are confirmed
Documentation is filled in legibly and proofread
Documentation is processed in accordance with workplace procedures
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least three separate occasions and include:
adapting to differences in tools, equipment and work requirements in accordance with operating procedures
applying relevant workplace procedures
communicating effectively with others
following operational instructions and work sequences when undertaking timber structures repair
identifying defects in accordance with workplace procedures
identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
implementing contingency plans
modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments
reading and interpreting relevant plans and specifications
repairing a range of defect types
repairing existing timber structures using a range of repair techniques
replacing timber components in accordance with workplace procedures
reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
selecting and using relevant tools and equipment
working collaboratively with others.
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
functions of different types of timber structures
hazards that may exist when repairing structures and/or components, and ways of controlling the risks involved
problems that may occur during the repair of structures and/or components, and action that can be taken to report or resolve the problems
relevant rail danger zones
relevant recording and documentation procedures
relevant safety, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental procedures and regulations
safety data sheets (SDSs)/material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and/or manufacturer instructions
timber structures repair methods and techniques
types of timber and their characteristics and features
workplace procedures for the repair of timber structures and/or components.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.
Practical assessment must occur in an appropriate range of situations, techniques and defect types in the workplace.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment include:
a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulated practical and knowledge assessments
relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, rail industry standards, codes of practice and operation manuals.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.
B â€“ Equipment Checking and Maintenance