This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to clip and unclip points in accordance with safeworking and workplace requirements.
It includes applying network owner procedures and protocols for clipping points within the rail network to protect a worksite or to confirm a route prior to moving a rail vehicle over points. It also includes unclipping points after activities are completed.
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.
Clip and secure points
Location and identification of points to be clipped and secured is confirmed
Normal or reversed position for points to be clipped in is confirmed
Equipment to be used to clip points is checked for availability and suitability for the task
Points are placed in correct position as required, in accordance with network owner procedures
Points clips are fitted in correct position and locked and/or tagged as required, in accordance with network owner procedures
Relevant personnel are notified points are clipped and secured, as required
Remove points clip
Advice is confirmed as to location and identification of points to be unclipped
Relevant personnel are contacted and informed as required, in accordance with network owner procedures
Equipment is removed from track, secured and stowed appropriately
Points are restored to correct position as required, in accordance with network owners procedures
Relevant personnel are notified as required that clip and where used, lock/tag has been removed
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 one occasion and include:
communicating effectively with individuals and/or groups
identifying job hazards and taking required action to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards
identifying position of points and adjusting them in accordance with workplace requirements
placing points clip in accordance with workplace procedures
reading and interpreting relevant organisational and/or network owner procedures for placing and removing points, clips and safety devices
removing points clip in accordance with workplace procedures
restoring points to correct position in accordance with workplace procedures
working within timeframes typically expected for the work function and industrial environment.
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:
organisational and/or network owner procedures for placing and removing points clips and lock/tag
relevant rail danger zones
relevant sections of applicable state/territory legislated rail safety requirements, codes of practice and/or guidelines.
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.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations or, where this is not available, in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate rail corridor workplace conditions.
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 simulations
relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment currently used in industry
applicable documentation with terminology as defined by the relevant Rail Infrastructure Manager safeworking system including workplace procedures, regulations, rules and codes of practice.
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.
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