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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate tyre-curing presses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115059  Operate tyre-curing presses 
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  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 ensure that the correct sizes and styles of tyres are cured timeously and to production output, quality and safety standards.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing (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 
Curing presses are generally multi-station presses with up to 12 moulds and this activity requires the operation and monitoring of several stations at the same time. The activity is generally carried out with a minimum of supervision or teamwork. All work is performed according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Inspect green tyres for defects and determine size and style. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Green tyres are fully assembled tyres in an uncured condition. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

Results achieved
1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
Indicators
1. All quality procedures are followed
2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

Understanding confirmed

1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Clean and spray mould and shape bladder. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Spray mould includes doping
    Shape bladder includes inflation and leak testing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
    Indicators
    1. All quality procedures are followed
    2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
    3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
    4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
    5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
    6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
    7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
    8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load and align green tyres and lay serial numbers in mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
    Indicators
    1. All quality procedures are followed
    2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
    3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
    4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
    5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
    6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
    7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
    8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set moulding parameters, activate curing equipment and monitor curing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
    Indicators
    1. All quality procedures are followed
    2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
    3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
    4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
    5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
    6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
    7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
    8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Read and complete relevant documents and report and discuss incidents and problems. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Analyse and interpret process charts
  • Refer to operational manuals 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documents include checking charts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
    Indicators
    1. All quality procedures are followed
    2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
    3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
    4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
    5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
    6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
    7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
    8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Visually check cured tyres for defects and respond appropriately to any problems identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Tyres of correct size and style are cured
    Indicators
    1. All quality procedures are followed
    2. Applicable documentation is accurately and timeously completed
    3. Various sizes and styles of tyre are produced
    4. Serial numbers are on the tyres
    5. Defects are identified and appropriate action is taken
    6. Liase appropriately with upstream and downstream personnel
    7. Process charts are correctly analysed and interpreted
    8. Work is performed safely with due regard for own health and that of fellow workers, and the environment

    Understanding confirmed

    1. Explain and discuss:
  • Issues related to defects in green and cured tyres
  • The curing process
  • Implications and consequences of not adhering to quality and safety procedures
  • The purpose of up- and downstream relationships and the need for a rapid response to identified problems
  • Issues raised by process charts and operational manuals 


  • 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
  • Curing equipment parts, moulds and bladders
  • Visual defects in green and cured tyres
  • Process conditions, gauges and charts

    2. Purpose of:
  • Quality and safety checks and procedures
  • Curing equipment components
  • Maintaining relationships with others in the production sequence
  • Reporting procedures
  • Process charts
  • Operational manual

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Various types, sizes and styles of tyres
  • Various tyre components
  • Various types of presses and moulds
  • Various types of rubber and rubber applications
  • Process conditions as reflected in process charts

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Visual cues and smell of cured and over-cured materials
  • Sound of bursting bladders and air leaks

    5. Processes and events:
  • Power failures and related procedures
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Curing process
  • Alarms and signals
  • Maintenance and preventative maintenance

    6. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Poor care and maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • Green and cured tyre defects
  • Poor working relationships and practices
  • Gas evolution, heat
  • Process faults as indicated on charts

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Lock out, housekeeping, evacuation, safety and health, environmental
  • Checking and inflating bladders
  • Loading and aligning tyres
  • Analysing and interpreting process charts
  • Reporting techniques

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Company specific procedures and policies
  • International tyre standards
  • Disposal of liquids, cleaning and other materials, rubber and rubber components, tyres

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Rubber vulcanising
  • Heat, pressure, changes of state
  • Gases
  • Electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Working relationships with up- and downstream personnel
  • The relationship between good quality practices and safe, good quality product and customer safety and satisfaction
  • Relationship between process conditions and process charts 

  • 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 visual defects in green and cured tyres
  • Related to visual defects in machinery, moulds and bladders 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Communication in response to problems in tyre products 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Time management and awareness
  • Working consistently and following procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Analysis and interpretation of process conditions as reflected on process charts
  • Read, select and apply information from operational manuals 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Report and discuss incidents and conditions related to the curing process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Operate loading and process equipment
  • Read and interpret gauges and instruments 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Discuss consequences of poor quality production for the lives and safety of the customers 

  • 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 
    Determination of credits

    Classroom learning 60 Hours
    On-the-job learning 60 Hours
    Self directed learning 40 Hours
    Coaching required 20 Hours
    Other 0 Hours
    Total 180 Hours 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (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.