Plant & Equipment

This page refers to all RIW Plant and Equipment roles.

Plant and Equipment incorporates specific rail industry equipment

NOTE: ARTC now uses the RIW roles identified on the ARA National Track and Civil matrix. You can find these roles on the Matrix found at the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) website: www.ara.net.au

STEP 1

ARTC now uses the RIW roles identified on the ARA National Track and Civil matrix.

Any additional competencies required by ARTC for National roles are located in the ARTC – Operator role in Onsite.

NOTES:

  1. Any Rail Bound Plant Operator or Road Rail Plant operator impacting on ballast conditions must also have the Unit of Competency TLIC2030 “Carry out track ballasting”. Eg required for Ballast Cleaner, Ballast Regulator, Road Rail Excavator, etc. where ballast disturbance may occur.
  2. Any Rail Bound Plant Operator or Road Rail Plant Operator is to complete the competency: “Access rail track to run track vehicle within defined worksite”.
    iii. Matrix identifies minimum requirements. Compliance with these requirements
  3. Matrix identifies minimum requirements. Compliance with these requirements does not mean competence across the entire network. Local requirements may still be required

STEP 2

Add your role to your Onsite profile: www.railindustryworker.com.au

STEP 3

Upload into Onsite evidence to meet the role requirements. Plant and Equipment roles include:

Role Description
Travel Rail Bound Plant – Track Machine Operations Medium/Heavy Requires the skills and knowledge to travel a medium or heavy self-propelled track vehicle on a rail network in accordance with the network owner’s policies and procedures.
Propel and Operate Rail Bound Plant – Track Machine Operations Light Requires the skills and knowledge to propel and operate light on-track equipment. Light on-track equipment is considered to be less than 10 tonnes that may be lifted on or off track mechanically.
On track Plant Operator – Metal Ballast Wagon Requires the skills and knowledge to carry out track ballasting both manually and mechanically in accordance with safeworking and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures.
On Track Plant Operator – Hi-Rail Requires the skills and knowledge to operate road/rail vehicles, specifically Hi-Rail, on track including: performing pre-operational and post-operational checks, on tracking and off tracking vehicles, operating the equipment, and completing required documentation.
On track Plant Operator – Pettibone Requires the skills and knowledge to operate road/rail vehicles, specifically Pettibone rail crane, on track including: performing pre-operational and post-operational checks, on tracking and off tracking vehicles, operating the equipment, and completing required documentation.

Important Information:

  • If you are a mobile Plant operator and undertake work outside your cab – you may require further roles and competencies. Refer to front page that lists other matrices.
  • Refer ARA National for other mobile plant and trade roles at www.ara.net.au
  • If the grinder to be use is rail bound. It falls into one (1) of two (2) categories:
    1. Light – The categorisation for light as per TLIC2059A is: “Light on-track equipment is considered to be less than 10 tonnes that may be lifted on or off track mechanically.”
    2. Medium/heavy – If the grinder is greater than 10T gross mass then they will need the Heavy qualification and hence the added operator qualification of TLIS2030A Carry out track ballasting.

If further Clarification is required contact an ARTC Representative here: RIWplantandequipment@ARTC.com.au

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