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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply tread rubber to casings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256177  Apply tread rubber to casings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
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 
This unit standard reflects the skills, knowledge and values required to apply tread rubber to prepared tyre casings.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Use tools and operate equipment safely and effectively to prepare and apply the tread rubber.
  • Perform a range of tasks related to preparing and applying the tread rubber.
  • Identify problems while working and take corrective action.
  • Apply knowledge of tyre types and their tread rubber requirements and of material properties when performing tasks related to preparing and applying the tread rubber.

    This unit standard may be assessed in the context of either the hot or the precure retread process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Tread rubber can be in cured or uncured form.
  • Further information on the scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare workstation for work activity and check casing condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant checklist is used to confirm that all materials, tools and equipment required are at the workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Condition of materials, tools and equipment is checked for conformance with manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Prepared casing surface is inspected for conformance to company and/or manufacturers' specifications and corrective action is taken if required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare tread rubber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tread rubber is prepared according to information on job card, relevant work standards and manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes selecting widths and tread design, and cutting lengths, where applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected and used in accordance with task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems experienced while working are responded to timeously and comprehensively in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Where applicable responded to includes reporting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply tread rubber to prepared casing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tread rubber is applied according to relevant work standards and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are selected and used according to the requirements of the task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools includes measuring tools, where applicable.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe working practices are observed throughout the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems related to tread application are responded to timeously in accordance with company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    'Response' includes reporting, where applicable.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete work operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Any non-conformances are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information on work done is recorded in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, equipment, accessories and unused materials are stored in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A clean work area is maintained and waste and scrap are disposed of in accordance with company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Concepts and principles related to preparing and applying tread rubber are described and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The learner is able to respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Procedures and techniques for preparing and applying tread rubber.
  • Factors affecting the quality of tread rubber and its application.
  • Working with others.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Evaluating evidence in a portfolio of evidence, particularly projects which integrate various aspects of the unit standard and which demonstrate the integration of knowledge, skills and values, and the development of the critical outcomes.
  • Observing and listening to the learner at work, both in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations.
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding and to verify other evidence.
  • Looking at records and reports.
  • Formative assessment.

    Assessment of competence for this unit standard is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular tyre retreading context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the unit standard as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the process.

    The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-field Outcomes.

    The learner may choose in which language he/she wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time.

    The assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with assessment for other unit standards related to a qualification, and in conjunction with the assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Names & functions of:
  • Tools and equipment.
  • Tread rubber.

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing and laying on tread.
  • Checking quality.
  • Housekeeping.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Defects.
  • Materials.
  • Work area housekeeping requirements.

    Processes and events:
  • Preparing tread.
  • Laying on tread.
  • Checking product quality.
  • Equipment failure, safety emergencies, etc, and how to respond.

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Lack of co-ordinated effort by work group.
  • Poor planning and sequencing of tasks.
  • Impact on costs of delays or poorly executed work.
  • Safe and unsafe practices.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Relevant company procedures.
  • Relevant techniques.
  • Use of safety equipment.
  • Cleaning and maintenance.

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to correct and incorrect positioning or use of tools and materials.
  • Related to identifying defects and checking quality.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Safety standards and regulations.
  • Manufacturer's specifications.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental (SHE) requirements.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Scientific concepts related to the activity.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of tread condition to functionality and safety of retreaded tyre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify and respond to problems which will impact on safety, quality and cost. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others;
  • Contribute to the workgroup's effort to maintain cleanliness, safety and quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply procedures and practices that will reduce the possibility of accidents and damage.
  • Apply procedures and practices that will reduce time taken to complete the work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information.
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use common industry terms for tools, equipment, materials and processes.
  • Give information or respond to instructions that relate to the group effort. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Select and use tools and equipment related to mass, size and shape.
  • Apply principles of lifting, moving and fastening. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify issues which may subsequently impact on the final product. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    4. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    5. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 



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