Operate Rail Vehiles
Training Course

TC3045

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance. See also Foundation Skills Companion Volume

Skill Description 
ReadingIdentifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations
NumeracyUses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1 Perform pre-operational equipment checks
1.1 Pre-operational equipment checks are conducted in accordance with manufacturer specifications or local maintenance schedules and operational procedures
1.2 Logbooks are checked and accurately completed as required
1.3 Deficiencies with equipment are identified and rectified in accordance with workplace procedures
1.4 Relevant people are notified of problems and/or documentation is completed

2 On track and operate road/rail vehicle
2.1 On-tracking location is identified and appropriate on-track permission/authority is obtained
2.2 Vehicle is placed on track and set up to operate in accordance with manufacturer specifications and organisational requirements
2.3 Vehicle is operated in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with relevant codes of practice, safeworking systems, and manufacturer and local working instructions
2.4 Vehicle is operated in accordance with prevailing operating conditions to ensure safe working and to minimise/eliminate potential hazards or accidents
2.5 Warning systems are monitored and responded to appropriately during operation to maintain correct functionality of vehicle

3 Off track road/rail vehicle
3.1 Off-track location is identified and appropriate permissions to off track vehicle are obtained as required
3.2 Front/rear rail wheels are retracted in accordance with manufacturer specifications
3.3 Vehicle is driven not less than three metres from running rails, and safety locks are applied to rail wheels
3.4 Vehicle is confirmed with Network Control Officer as being clear of all running lines

4 Perform post-operational equipment procedures
4.1 Vehicle is left stored in appropriate manner and location to ensure security and protection of equipment
4.2 Post-operational vehicle checks are conducted in accordance with manufacturer specifications or local maintenance schedules to identify defects and maintenance requirements
4.3 Deficiencies with equipment are identified and rectified in an appropriate manner to maintain equipment in correct functionality
4.4 Relevant people are notified of problems and/or documentation is completed in accordance with instructions and relevant codes of practice
4.5 Required documentation is completed in a timely, accurate and complete manner in accordance with workplace procedures