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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble tyres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115058  Assemble tyres 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  48 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the tyre manufacturing field who have to assemble tyres, both first and second stage. The skills, knowledge and values in this unit standard require considerable learning time and practice to develop a high degree of consistency. Hand skills and hand eye co-ordination play a key role in the activity.
This unit standard covers the following range of tyres:
  • Passenger (radial)
  • Truck
  • Earthmoving
  • Tractor

    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Tyre Assembly (NQF Level 3) and related qualifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of an integrated learning programme for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
    All work is performed under minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer's specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Check the condition, safety devices and availability of equipment, tools and components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools includes knife, tape measure, ruler, stillage, template, splicer and slitter 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare tools and equipment for operation and keep work area and equipment clean. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare includes placing tools in the hot box; checking alignment of lights 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble the first stage tyre. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    First stage tyre includes ply, inner liner, beads, sidewalls, side strips 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assemble the second stage tyre. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Second stage tyre includes bandage, breakers, treads 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify defects, take corrective action or mark and place defective product in quarantine area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Corrective action includes reset machine displays and cycles, reset laser lights, replace dropped beads, and remove bubbles 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record and report incidents and problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved

    1. First stage casing is built
    2. Full green tyre is built

    Indicators

    1. Completed product meets all quality and output standards
    2. A range of different sizes and styles of tyre are built
    3. Work is performed consistently and confidently
    4. Tyres are identified by operator codes
    5. Appropriate protective equipment is used
    6. Safety, health and environmental procedures are followed
    7. Working area is kept neat and clean
    8. Equipment is stored appropriately after use
    9. Reports are accurate and clear
    10. All defects are recognised and appropriate corrective action is taken

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss issues related to tyre building, production and safety
    2. Explain issues related to tyre construction and the building of tyres 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names, locations, functions of:
  • Tyre components and component codes
  • Equipment and machinery (digital displays, cycles, touch screens, key boards, programmable logic control units)
  • Cleaning materials
  • Defects
  • Tyre types

    2. Purpose of:
  • Tyre components, equipment, machinery
  • Tyre types, component codes
  • Tracing components

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Tyre sizes, plies, components
  • Cleaning materials, including hazardous materials

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Visual signs of defects
  • Problems of alignment
  • Signs of rolls emptying
  • Centring lights

    5. Processes and events:
  • Startup and shutdown
  • Power failures, emergencies and evacuation
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Housekeeping

    6. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Repairable and non-reparable defects
  • Misalignment
  • Wrong sequences and components
  • Wide overlaps
  • Applying finishes to the incorrect side
  • Effects on eyes of prolonged exposure to laser lights
  • Effects of hazardous materials

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Checking for correct assembly
  • Cutting, splicing and stitching
  • Lifting and transporting
  • Sampling and checking of components
  • Inspection of tyres
  • Recording components and tracing

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Safety, certification, manufacturing standards
  • Specifications
  • Product liability
  • Company policies and rules
  • Bargaining council agreements in respect of tyre assembly
  • Use and disposal of cleaning and hazardous materials

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Machine cycles
  • Principles of tyre construction
  • Lateral, harmonic, conicity and radial
  • Electricity, pneumatics
  • Hazardous materials

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Tyre building, suppliers and users and the defect alert system
  • Production, quality and safety systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify and respond to tyre building problems; Identify and respond to component defects
  • Identify and respond to problems related to tools, equipment and safety 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Communicate and co-ordinate efforts with supervisors, peers and support staff 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Plan my day, check schedules, check for changes
  • Work consistently according to procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Record delays 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Use appropriate terminology related to tyre assembly 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Work with tyre components, measuring tapes, programmable logic controllers, electricity, pneumatics 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Awareness of global tyre markets, end use requirements, company liability and the challenges of building tyres 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information

    Determination of credits

    Activity
    Classroom learning 40 hours
    On-the-job learning 280 hours Requires considerable practice
    Self directed learning 100 hours
    Coaching required 60 hours

    Total 480 hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    5. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    8. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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