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This unit must be assessed in accordance with the IMI Assessment Strategy and adhere to the Knowledge Unit Syllabus, both of which can be downloaded from the IMI website:
Understand commercial vehicle wheel and tyre construction, legislation and special workplace procedures
. State the purpose, function and construction of commercial vehicle wheels and tyres.
. State the current legal requirements for commercial vehicle tyres.
. State the relevant parts of the prevailing British and European Standard for the repair of commercial vehicle tyres
. Give examples of how to deal with specialist waste materials in their workplace.
. Outline manufacturers’ recommendations on the ‘repairability’ of their tyres
Understand the tools and equipment used when working with commercial vehicle tyres
. Give examples of how to select, prepare and use tools and equipment appropriate to working with commercial vehicle tyres.
. State specialist maintenance requirements of commercial vehicle wheel and tyre removal and refitting machinery
Understand the construction of, and the materials used in the manufacture and repair of commercial vehicle tyres
..State the types of repair materials available and when they should be used.
. State the difference between a ‘remould’ and a ‘recut’ when applied to commercial vehicle tyre
Understand how to inspect, remove, repair and replace of commercial vehicle tyres
. State the different types of commercial vehicle tyre valve and their installation techniques
. State the meaning of markings on commercial vehicle tyres and where these can be found
. State the inspection and fault identification methods and procedures associated with commercial vehicle tyres
. Give examples of the common faults associated with commercial vehicle tyres and wheels
. Describe commercial vehicle tyre, tube and wheel and rim removal and refitting methods and procedures
. Outline the principles of wheel balancing. To include:
a static balancing
b dynamic balancing
. State the process to re-groove a commercial vehicle tyre