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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Balance a wheel 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15120  Balance a wheel 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119746  Balance a wheel  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.
The learner is capable of removing, balancing, refitting wheels and identifying tyre and rim damage so that suspension and tyre damage is eliminated. This will contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in servicing vehicles 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 servicing vehicles in the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner has already learned the process of workshop procedures, the use of hand tools, power tools and equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment. 

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 the supervision and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare work area and vehicle for wheel balancing task. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning includes interpreting task instructions, identify tools and equipment and arrange for vehicle to be parked in demarcated area
  • Preparing includes raising vehicle, remove wheels and inspect rims and tyres for damage 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and vehicle are prepared
  • Wheel balancing machine is prepared
  • Wheel is balanced
  • Work area and vehicle are restored

    Indicators
  • Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected
  • Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures
  • The rim and tyre is inspected for damage
  • Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established
  • Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out
  • Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim
  • Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements
  • Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement
  • Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures
  • Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications
  • Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away
  • All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained
  • Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels
  • Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare wheel balancing machine. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparing includes mount wheel to balancing machine, pre-calibrate and adjust machine to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and vehicle are prepared
  • Wheel balancing machine is prepared
  • Wheel is balanced
  • Work area and vehicle are restored

    Indicators
  • Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected
  • Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures
  • The rim and tyre is inspected for damage
  • Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established
  • Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out
  • Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim
  • Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements
  • Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement
  • Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures
  • Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications
  • Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away
  • All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained
  • Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels
  • Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Balance wheel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Wheels include alloy and steel rims
  • Balancing excludes on vehicle wheel balancing 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and vehicle are prepared
  • Wheel balancing machine is prepared
  • Wheel is balanced
  • Work area and vehicle are restored

    Indicators
  • Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected
  • Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures
  • The rim and tyre is inspected for damage
  • Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established
  • Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out
  • Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim
  • Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements
  • Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement
  • Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures
  • Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications
  • Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away
  • All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained
  • Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels
  • Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety procedures relating to wheel balancing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety procedures includes raising the vehicle, removing the wheels, balancing the wheels and replacing the wheels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and vehicle are prepared
  • Wheel balancing machine is prepared
  • Wheel is balanced
  • Work area and vehicle are restored

    Indicators
  • Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected
  • Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures
  • The rim and tyre is inspected for damage
  • Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established
  • Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out
  • Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim
  • Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements
  • Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement
  • Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures
  • Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications
  • Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away
  • All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained
  • Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels
  • Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Restore vehicle and work area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Restoring vehicle includes refitting wheels, tightening wheel nuts and lowering vehicle
  • Restoring work area includes tools and equipment stored and work area cleaned 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
  • Work area and vehicle are prepared
  • Wheel balancing machine is prepared
  • Wheel is balanced
  • Work area and vehicle are restored

    Indicators
  • Vehicle is raised in accordance with appropriate lifting procedures
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are selected
  • Wheel is removed in accordance with workshop manual procedures
  • The rim and tyre is inspected for damage
  • Safety and operational condition of wheel balancing is established
  • Pre- calibration of wheel balancing machine is carried out
  • Wheel mounted to wheel balancing machine without damage to tyre and rim
  • Wheel balancing machine is adjusted according to wheel requirements
  • Value and position of balancing weight is determined and fitted according to requirement
  • Wheel is balanced according to workshop manual procedures
  • Wheel is fitted to vehicle following specified tightening sequence and final torque to specifications
  • Work area is cleaned, tools and equipment stored away
  • All SHE procedures are followed during balancing task

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Workplace and wheel balancing machine preparation explained
  • Reasons and procedures explained for balancing wheels
  • Wheel tightening sequence and reason/s for torque wheel nuts explained 


  • 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 and functions of:
  • Tools and equipment and balancing machine
    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Damage to tyres and rims
    3. Sensory cues:
  • Visual, feel
    4. Purpose of:
  • Balancing wheels
    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Company policies and procedures
  • SHE procedures
    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Theory of balancing wheels
    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of unbalanced wheels 

  • 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 wheel balancing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • When preparing work area, vehicle and balancing machine 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • When working according to workshop time schedule 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • When deviations and defects are identified and reported 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • When operating a wheel balancing machine 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • When explaining the consequences of unbalanced wheels 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119746, which is "Balance a wheel", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 



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