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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test tyre related products and identify faults 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115062  Test tyre related products and identify faults 
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  27 
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 
Learners who are involved in testing tyres and tyre components require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can acquire, prepare and test product from tyre manufacturing processes to ensure that the quality of the product conforms to the supplied specifications. They will understand the importance of following test and accurate data collection procedures and how this is achieved. This will include comparing collected data with the supplied specifications. This unit standard does not cover the standard day-to-day checking of the quality of manufactured tyres. Instead, it focuses on the analysis of test results and the identification of faults.

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), 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. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Determine priorities and test requirements and plan work accordingly. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This includes the testing of components, compounds and defective tyres 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

Results achieved
1. Test results are generated and evaluated
2. Problems are identified and responded to

Indicators
1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

Understanding confirmed
1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare samples, work area and equipment for the required tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparing work area and equipment includes setting up and zeroing test equipment
    Preparation of samples includes selecting, cutting and collecting samples 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test samples and record data. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Product tests include dimensional, hardness, tensile, elongation, viscosity, specific gravity, PH, solids content, heat build-up, ultrasonic and x-ray tests 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate test results, identify problems and respond appropriately. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Responding appropriately includes tagging, quarantining, reporting, recommending action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Care for and store sample preparation and testing tools and equipment and follow quality procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Caring for includes cleaning, lubricating (where required) and replacing protective covers 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Complete and process all applicable documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documents include test reports, calibration reports and control charts 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to product testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    Results achieved
    1. Test results are generated and evaluated
    2. Problems are identified and responded to

    Indicators
    1. Work area is prepared and test equipment is set up, calibrated and zeroed
    2. No damage to equipment is caused during sample preparation and testing
    3. Samples are stored and waste materials are disposed of in accordance with procedures
    4. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify and respond to problems
    5. Reports and records are accurate and clear, and completed and processed in a timely manner
    6. Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
    7. A clean and tidy workplace is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss issues related to:
  • Tools and equipment
  • Sample preparation
  • Types of tests
  • Accuracy of test results
  • Safety
  • Delays and problems
  • Continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job 


  • 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:
  • Sampling and testing instruments and equipment
  • Different test types
  • Materials and components

    2. Purpose of:
  • Testing
  • Preparing samples and equipment
  • Prioritising
  • Documents related to sampling and testing

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Samples
  • Tools and equipment
  • Types of test
  • Product

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) used to identify problems during sampling and product testing

    5. Processes and events:
  • Equipment operations
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Maintenance
  • Power failures

    6. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Effects of incorrect labelling of test samples
  • Possible problem areas
  • Basic information gathering and analysis
  • Inaccuracy of data and analysis
  • Effects of chemicals, dust and poor workplace practices on health and safety

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Sampling and testing
  • Information gathering
  • Statistical techniques
  • Identifying problems
  • Procedures for ensuring safety and limiting damage
  • Procedures for evaluating test results
  • Procedures for disposing of test samples

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

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Related mathematical and scientific rules, principles and laws
  • Tyre construction principles
  • Testing principles
  • Principles of problem identification, data analysis
  • Units of measure

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Impact of accurate testing on product quality and customer relations
  • Impact of international standards on workplace practices 

  • 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 sample preparation and testing
  • Determine appropriate corrective action for identified faults 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Interact with colleagues in order to collect, prepare and test samples
  • Interact with colleagues in order to respond to identified problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for sampling and testing
  • Prioritise activities and manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Interpret information obtained from testing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Report test results and recommendations to relevant parties 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Use sample and test equipment to confirm product quality parameters and identify faults
  • Use sampling and statistical techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Understand and explain the purpose of sample testing in the production process
  • 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 
    Determination of credits

    Classroom learning 80 Hours
    On-the-job learning 120 Hours
    Self directed learning 40 Hours
    Coaching required 30 Hours
    Other 0 Hours
    Total 270 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  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    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) 



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