Communication Power System Maintenance

Implement preventive and corrective maintenance activities of communication power system



Competency Area

Rail Systems Maintenance


Carry out scheduled maintenance work

Follow organisational procedures, WI and/or OEM technical manuals to carry out preventive maintenance on communication power system

Perform serviceability checks on communication power system and equipment according to organisation procedures, WI and/or OEM technical manuals

Identify and respond to fault indicators on various communication power system

Adhere to safety guidelines and operating instructions when using tools and equipment during maintenance activities

Record communication power system maintenance activities and report occurrences of faults identified

Conduct corrective maintenance

Prepare Permit to Work (PTW) to conduct maintenance on communication power system

Interpret work orders and prepare for corrective maintenance

Test and check equipment performance and serviceability

Interpret wiring and schematic diagrams of communication power system and equipment

Apply power isolation procedures

Dismantle communication power equipment for corrective maintenance

Carry out rectification, repair and/or replacement faulty components

Reassemble and reinstate communication power system and equipment Perform functional tests on communication power system

Apply operating and safety measures in operating tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record and collate documentation of communication power system maintenance


Troubleshoot, locate faults and recommend rectification

Use troubleshooting tools and equipment to locate and analyse causes of communication power system faults

Apply fault identification procedures to determine causes of communication power device and equipment faults

Recommend corrective actions for identified faults on communication power system

Implement procedures on safe usage of tools and equipment during maintenance work

Analyse maintenance work documented for communication power system to identify possible workflow improvements

Diagnose root causes of failure and prevent recurrence

Establish structured failure investigation and specify functional testing requirements

Perform fault tree analyses to diagnose root cause failure of communication power system

Review organisational communication power system maintenance procedures and/or WI

Propose new and/or enhanced maintenance plans and/or WI in reference to OEM technical recommendations

Monitor overall maintenance progress of communication power system to ascertain effectiveness of maintenance plan

Develop solutions by analysing diagnostic data to prevent faults and failures recurrence Develop troubleshooting, rectification and fault analysis methods

Develop test procedures for system performance checks

Coordinate communication power system maintenance with other rail systems maintenance needs