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   TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

 ADVANCED DRIVING
       DANGEROUS GOODS
       DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
           SHUNTING

       RIGID HEAVY VEHICLE
       TIP TRUCK
       VEHICLE COMBINATION
       WATER CART

 LIFTING OPERATIONS
       CRANES
           HEAVY
           MOBILE
           MOBILIFT
           OVERHEAD (CAB)
           OVERHEAD (PENDANT)
           SINGLE GIRDER HOIST
           TRUCK MOUNTED
           TOWER
       LIFT TRUCKS (FORK LIFTS)
           ADPLTs
           COUNTER-BALANCED
           DPLTs
           SIDE LOADERS
           RTLTs
       OPERATIONS
           BASIC RIGGING
           BANKSMAN
           LIFTING EQUIPMENT
              INSPECTION

           SAFE LIFTING

 EARTHMOVING
       CONCRETE DUMPERS
       DUMP TRUCKS
           ARTICULATED
           RIGID
       EXCAVATORS
       FACE SHOVELS
       FRONT END LOADERS
       GRADERS
       SCRAPERS
       SKID STEER LOADERS
       TLBs
       TRACK TYPE DOZERS
       TRACTORS
       WHEELED DOZERS

 CONSTRUCTION
       ASPHALT PAVER
       MEWPs
       PERCUSSION DRILLS
       ROCK BREAKERS
       ROLLERS
       TYRE HANDLER ATTACH
       SCAFFOLD ERECTION
       SCAFFOLD INSPECTION

  HEALTH & SAFETY
       ACCIDENT/INCIDENT
           INVESTIGATION

       FIRE FIGHTING I
       FIRE FIGHTING II
       FIRST AID I
       FIRST AID II
       GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING
       HANDLING HAZMAT
       HEALTH & SAFETY REP
       LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
       OHS ACT OVERVIEW
       OHS ACT IN-DEPTH
       SITE SAFETY AWARENESS
       WORKING AT HEIGHTS
       WORKSHOP SAFETY

  POWERTOOLS AND MACHINES
       BOILERMAKING
       BRUSH CUTTERS
       CHAINSAWS
       CUT-OFF SAWS
       LAWNMOWERS
 
FULL TITLE: SIDING/SHUNT RAIL VEHICLES
FIELD: Services
SUBFIELD: Transport, Operations and Logistics
UNIT STANDARD: 256195 [SAQA]
NQF LEVEL: 03 (16 credits)
DESCRIPTION: This course is available to employees involved in shunting rail vehicles during loading, unloading or maintenance operations in their own private sidings, and is conducted on-site at the client’s premises where shunting operations take place involving vehicles and motive power units or devices that are normally used on site and may be peculiar to that site. Course content includes off the job theory and on the job practical shunting.
DURATION: Full Training (Novice): 5 Days
Recertification Training: 1 Day
COURSE CONTENT: Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993
    We look at the legal responsibilities and OHS Act 85     of 1993.
Brands and types of diesel locomotive hauling units
    and component identification
    Visual identification of various brands of hauling units     and unit types.
Basic mechanical appreciation
    We look at systems identifications, diesel engines, the     alternators, motor blower, air intakes,     rectifiers/inverters, control stand, cab, batteries, traction     motor, pinion/gear, fuel tank, air reservoirs, air     compressor, drive shaft, gear box, radiator and fans,     turbo charging, sand box, the truck frame etc.
Identification and understanding motive controls
    We outline the basic standard control panel elements.
Diesel locomotive checks and safe operating
    procedures
    We show the learners example of a standard procedure,     driving instructions, normal driving, stopping and     shutdown, inspections, rules for the locomotive driver     and shunters, records, logs and operational planning     log examples.
Hand signals and radio communication
    We describe hand signals and radio communication.
Faultfinding and corrective action
    On the cooling system, engine, hydraulic system,     transmission, torque converter, differential, electrical     system and warning lights.
Rail traffic procedures
    We discuss an example of a siding plan and shunting     operations.
Shunting procedures
    We outline procedures before shunting, procedures     before entering a building/loading zone, points,     interpretation of shunt heads, derailers, derailing shunt     shunt points, warning notice boards, derailing shunt     points, abnormal loads, offloading of trucks, coupling     and uncoupling.
Protection
    We take the learners through protection at rail     crossings, on approach of a rail crossing, accidents and     and driving disturbances, road users, emergency     vehicles, red banners, the loco’s hooter/whistle and     coloured lights.
Typical truck types
    We describe pressurised tank-, general service tank-,     high-pressure tube-, cryogenic liquid tank-, hopper-,     box-cars and frame types.
Compulsory notice boards
    Confined space, compulsory stop, pedestrian warning     and approaching notice boards at night.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

 
 
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