1 Prepare to manage rail yard/terminal 1.1 Purpose of rail yard/terminal operations is identified and explained

Unit Sector

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Prepare to manage rail yard/terminal 

1.1

Purpose of rail yard/terminal operations is identified and explained

1.2

Principal factors involved in rail yard/terminal operations are identified and explained

1.3

Methods by which rail yard/terminal operations can be measured are identified and implemented

1.4

Functionality and operability of rail yard/terminal layout is explained

1.5

Interfaces between rail transport operators who access or connect with the rail yard/terminal are explained

1.6

Chain of responsibility requirements are explained

2 

Oversee rail yard/terminal operational requirements 

2.1

Factors that contribute to optimal rail yard/terminal capacity and operational requirements are identified and communicated to appropriate personnel

2.2

Strategies for developing and maintaining optimal rail yard/terminal operational requirements are developed and implemented

2.3

Methods by which optimal rail yard/terminal operational requirements can be measured are developed and applied

2.4

Factors that could impact on scheduled activities are outlined and optimal rail yard/terminal operations and strategies to manage them are developed and implemented

2.5

Relevant communications systems and protocols are identified and implemented

2.6

Protocols for rolling stock arrivals or departures from the rail yard/terminal are developed and applied

3 

Oversee rail yard/terminal resourcing requirements 

3.1

Equipment required for rail yard/terminal operations is identified and obtained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.2

Contractor/external service requirements are documented and their work is supervised as required, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.3

Rail yard/terminal maintenance requirements are identified, arranged and supervised in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.4

Responsibilities at interfaces with other rail transport operators are defined and allocated in accordance with regulatory and organisational policies and procedures

4 

Implement the organisational safety management system 

4.1

Organisational safety management system (SMS) local safety requirements are identified and managed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.2

Rail yard/terminal safety plans are identified, confirmed as appropriate and communicated to relevant personnel in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.3

Required safety equipment is confirmed and arranged in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.4

Movement of vehicles within rail yard/terminal is monitored to ensure compliance with SMS

4.5

Integrity of vehicles programmed for movements is monitored and suitable risk controls are applied to enable movements to proceed

4.6

Individual worksite areas within rail yard/terminal are protected to ensure they can be isolated safely

4.7

Stabling of vehicles within rail yard/terminal is monitored to ensure compliance with SMS

4.8

Contractor/visitor access protocols are implemented and communicated to relevant personnel in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.9

Security systems and protocols are identified, implemented and monitored in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5 

Develop and implement rail yard/terminal emergency procedures 

5.1

Rail yard/terminal emergency equipment requirements are confirmed and documented

5.2

Rail yard/terminal hazards are identified, risks are assessed, and risk controls are developed and documented

5.3

Rail yard/terminal emergency response procedures are communicated to relevant personnel in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5.4

Evacuation drills and debriefings are arranged in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

5.5

Issues arising from evacuation drills and/or debriefings are identified and addressed


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