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Maintainer of railway lines, objects and equipment
A maintainer of railway lines, objects and equipment is an adult who is professionally trained for performing the tasks of a maintainer, who has adequate education and is fit for the job in terms of physical condition and language skills. A maintainer of railway lines, objects and equipment is responsible for:
- implementation, operational control and direct supervision in the maintenance of the substructure and superstructure of the railway line;
- objects and equipment on the railway line, ensuring that the railway line is in a condition allowing for safe railway traffic after works are concluded.
Professional training for maintainers of railway lines, facilities and railway equipment includes theoretical and practical training.
Theoretical training includes:
- knowledge of provisions in the rules on signalling,
- knowledge of provisions in the rules on transport, and
- conduct during serious accidents or incidents.
Practical training includes:
- training on health and safety at work relating to the risk assessment;
- training on fire safety and learning about operative regulations in the safe management system;
- working under supervision, where the candidate under the supervision of an instructor is trained to do all tasks they will perform independently as a maintainer of railway lines, facilities and railway equipment, and becomes familiar with the section maintained and all devices and equipment installed, and
- taking the practical examination before the commission appointed by the employer.
To obtain the next certificate, the maintainer of railway lines, facilities and railway equipment undergoes only practical training, followed by a practical examination.
Certificate of passed examination of theoretical competence
Certificate of completed practical part of the training
A person who wishes to perform the work of a maintainer of railway lines, objects and equipment must have:
- a completed technical upper secondary school educational programme including an optional disciplinary subject of construction or descriptive geometry or
- a completed educational programme for obtaining professional qualifications of a building technician or a geodetic technician.
Copy of evidence of suitable education
A worker who meets special health criteria has the right to work as a
railway operational staff member.
A railway operational staff member must be
physically and mentally able to do work for which the employment contract was
Physical and mental abilities must be checked with regular and
exceptional medical examinations. Medical examinations are conducted and
managed by authorised health care institutions.
A regular medical examination
must be conducted before the expiry of the prescribed deadline.
examinations, a railway operational staff member must submit:
- an employer’s referral and
- official personal identification document.
days after each medical examination, the authorised doctor issues a medical certificate
on the fulfilment of conditions for the safe work of a railway operational
Medical certificate for the assessment of fulfilling special medical
During rail traffic management, railway operational staff members and
operational staff members on industrial sidings communicate in the language
determined by the operator.
The language of the operator in the Republic of
Slovenia is Slovenian.
All railway operational staff members must communicate
actively and efficiently with the infrastructure operator in normal, worsened
and extraordinary conditions.
Certificate of completed theoretical training
Cross-border provisions of profession
Poklic Vzdrževalec prog, objektov in opreme prog ne sodi v poklicno direktivo.