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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Remove and replace wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9865  Remove and replace wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 
Qualifying learners are capable of demonstrating knowledge of industrial tyres; removing wheels from industrial machines and/or equipment; removing industrial pneumatic tyres from wheels and replace them; removing and fitting industrial cushion solid type (resilient) tyres; and refitting wheels to industrial machines and/or equipment. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Context
  • wheel lifted without risk of personal injury, nuts tightened diagonally and torqued to machine and/or equipment manufacturer`s specifications, machine lowered to the ground and rendered safe, inflation pressure to machine and/or equipment manufacturer`s specifications for pneumatic tyres.
  • spacers, inner and outer nuts, location lugs, tyre type and size, tyre condition, load capacity.
  • personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safetysolid tyres - rubber and urethane press-on types, rubber and urethane direct bonded
  • tyre dimensions - overall diameter, width, nominal wheel diameter;
  • punctures and blow-outs, load carrying capacity, recapping, maximum speed limit
  • surface, park brake applied, jacking point on a load bearing structure that will support the weight of the machine, axle stands of sufficient load capacity and secure.
  • valve core removed and tyre deflated before attempting to remove from the machine and/or equipment, visual inspection of tyre and wheel condition before wheel nuts are loosened, nuts loosened diagonally with machine and/or equipment on the ground, wheels removed without risk of personal injury
  • personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety.
  • removing valve core, ensuring valve stem is not obstructed.
  • lubricating beads, ensuring beads are in the wheel well, commencing removal of the bead at the valve, guiding the tube valve through the rim, removing the rust band and tube from the tyre.
  • flange, locking ring, rim, rust band, tube, valve, removing rust and dirt from the rim, removing foreign objects from inside the tyre, inner casing damage, beading damage, tread and wall condition.
  • ensuring tube is located without creasing or twisting, dressing the rim, locating valve stem, locating and fitting flange and lock ring, ensuring beads are seated on the rim
  • personal safety, safety of others, equipment safety.
  • condition of wheel and tyre, compatibility of wheel and band, intended use

    Level
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (a) A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
    (b) An understanding of the discipline/field`s fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
    (c) Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
    (d) An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
    (e) Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
    (f) An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of industrial tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types of industrial tyres are described according to tyre manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Pneumatic tyres;
  • Resilient - cushion solid tyres for pneumatic rims.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Terms and characteristics of solid industrial tyres are explained according to tyre manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direct bonded rubber, standard compound, electrically conducting tyres, oil resistant tyres, low rolling resistance, anti-static tyres, wet grip tyres, non-marking tyres, polyurethane tyres.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Uses and limitations of resilient and pneumatic tyres are compared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Types of industrial rims are identified. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove wheels from industrial machines and/or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the wheel to be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wheel type is identified to enable manufacturer's removal procedure to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The machine and/or equipment is raised and secured to enable the wheel to be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wheel is removed from the machine and/or equipment in a safe manner and without damage to the wheel retaining threads. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Personal safety, safety of others, equipment and vehicle safety;
  • Ensuring load capacity of jack is sufficient for the lift, jacking carried out on hard even surface.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove industrial pneumatic tyres from wheels and replace them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be removed from the wheel and refitted to the wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The tyre is completely deflated before attempting to remove the tyre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The tyre bead is removed from its seat on the rim without damage to the tyre wall and wheel rim. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The lock ring and flange are removed from multi-piece construction wheels without stretching and bending components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The tyre is removed from the wheel without damage to the beads and wheel rims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Components are checked for condition and cleaned, and any faults or damage is reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The tyre and tube assembly is assembled to the wheel without damage to components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. The wheel assembly is placed in a safety cage before inflating above 35 kPa (5psi). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The tyre is inflated to tyre manufacturer's recommended operating pressure, and the valve cap replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. No leaks exist as a result of fitting the tyre and tube assembly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and fit industrial cushion solid type (resilient) tyres. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the tyre to be pressed off and pressed on the wheel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The wheel assembly is inspected for damage, and any signs of faults are reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Suitability of replacement and compatibility are established according to tyre manufacturer's recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The tyre is pressed on to the wheel in position without causing damage to the wheel assembly, tyre or band. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Refit wheels to industrial machines and/or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Suitable tools and equipment are selected and used to enable the wheel to be fitted to the machine and/or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Wheel to be fitted is compatible to the machine's application, and conforms to machine and/or equipment manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The wheel is fitted the machine and/or equipment in a safe manner and without damage to components. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The standard describes competent performance in removing and replacing wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. Currently employed candidates are observed carrying out their normal work duties by an assessor. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

    Training providers offering the qualifications, or part thereof, shall be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant SETA/ETQA.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Reference to suitable tools and equipment means industry approved tools and equipment that are recognised within the industry as being the most suited to complete the task to a professional and competent manner with due regard to safe working practices. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in removing and replacing wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when removing and replacing wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when removing and replacing wheels and tyres from industrial machines and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21003   National Certificate: Motor Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    2. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 



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