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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the quality of manufactured tyres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115060  Monitor the quality of manufactured tyres 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  24 
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 
Learners who are involved in monitoring the quality of manufactured tyres require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
Qualifying learners can operate a range of testing equipment to monitor the quality of manufactured tyres. This is a critical skill as it forms the final check and approval of the tyre for end-use. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components (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.
The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Determine type of test and the size and type of tyre and select appropriate test specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

Results achieved

1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

Indicators

1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
2. Applicable procedures are followed
3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

Understanding confirmed

1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and load tyres on quality testing equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment includes tyre uniformity optimisers, x-ray machines, force variation testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
    2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
    2. Applicable procedures are followed
    3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
    4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set operating parameters and start and run the quality testing equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Operational parameters include speeds, weight monitoring, lengths, widths, pressures and temperatures.
  • Set includes running first off tests to verify machine settings, different depths and angles in x-ray equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
    2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
    2. Applicable procedures are followed
    3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
    4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor testing process and unload tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
    2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
    2. Applicable procedures are followed
    3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
    4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Collate and summarise data and compile reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
    2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
    2. Applicable procedures are followed
    3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
    4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Report, discuss and explain incidents and problems related to the quality testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Manufactured tyres meet quality standards
    2. Defective tyres are identified and separated

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures
    2. Applicable procedures are followed
    3. Testing equipment is maintained, calibrated and cared for appropriately
    4. Problems are identified and reported immediately
    5. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Defective product not being identified
  • Routine monitoring of equipment function and output
  • Effects of radiation and safety precautions
  • Interpreting force variation results 


  • 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:
  • Types and styles of tyres
  • Production, inspection and measuring equipment
  • Various controls
  • Cleaning, lubricating, corrosion inhibiting agents
  • Inspections performed
  • Routine operations

    2. Purpose of:
  • Testing processes
  • Routine monitoring of rubber manufacturing process
  • Making minor operational adjustments
  • Product quality inspections
  • Cleaning, protection and lubricating agents
  • Documents related to the manufacturing process

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Types and styles of tyre
  • Typical product non-conformances

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) used to identify problems during operation of rubber manufacturing equipment

    5. Processes and events:
  • Setting equipment
  • Testing process
  • Nature and sequence of operations

    6. Causes and effects, implication of:
  • Implications of overlooking product quality
  • Causes and effects of tyre non-conformances
  • Impact of equipment malfunction on testing process
  • Implications of not performing routine operations and causing stoppages

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Loading and feeding input material
  • Starting and stopping equipment
  • Loading and unloading tyres
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Emergency procedures
  • Inspecting product quality
  • Collecting and reporting on equipment condition

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation
  • Applicable company policies and procedures

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable scientific principles and techniques, e.g. curing principles, concepts related to the activity e.g. friction, abrasion, torque, moments of force, oxidisation, corrosion, contamination
  • Rubber and tyre construction principles

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between manufacturing equipment, manufacturing process, input material and quality product 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Related to monitoring rubber manufacturing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to operate rubber manufacturing equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for operating testing equipment.
  • Manage resources and my time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Interpret information off job instructions to produce required rubber product quantities.
  • Make decisions based on that information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Report equipment functioning and product quality.
  • Communicate equipment defects to maintenance specialists. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use rubber manufacturing equipment to produce quality product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understand and explain the impact of my actions on my upstream and / or downstream customers.
  • Relate the process I am involved in to the broader manufacturing process. 

  • 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:

    Activity
  • Classroom learning 60 hours
  • On-the-job learning 120 hours
  • Self directed learning 36 hours
  • Coaching required 24 hours

    Total 240 hours 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  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) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.