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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain bearings in machines and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13283  Maintain bearings in machines and equipment 
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 
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 
Learners in the field of engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Fitting (NQF level 3) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners are able to identify a range of bearings and their application in machinery and equipment and are able to check bearings, determine faults, assess requirements for repair, and remove and replace bearings. 

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 machine installation in the engineering area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to perform routine maintenance. 

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 autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare for bearing replacement. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning and preparation includes obtaining documentation, interpreting engineering drawings, maintenance schedules and procedures and selecting appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Bearings include anti-friction and plain types.
  • Anti-friction bearings include ball (single and double thrust) and roller (needle, spherical, taper) types.
  • Plain bearings include plain, wrapped, flanged, split and thrust types in brass, bronze, white metal, phosphor bronze, aluminium and synthetics. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare site and equipment for bearing replacement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Site and equipment preparation includes isolating equipment electrically, mechanically and from other energy sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check bearings in situ. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Bearing loading includes axial, radial and combinations of these.
  • In situ check includes inspection while machine is in operation and static.
  • Application includes loading: axial, radial and a combination of these. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Remove and inspect bearings. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify problems and take corrective action 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Inspection includes security, alignment, sign of wear / deterioration and leakage.
  • Cleaning includes ultrasonic cleaning.
  • Bearing removal / installation includes, cold, warm dismounting, heater and mechanical means.
  • Problems include incorrect internal clearance, excessive noise, alignment, vibration, undue movement, high temperatures, lack of or excessive lubrication. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Install bearings to machines and equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Installation includes clearance, alignment, pre-loading and lubrication.
    For white metal bearings installation includes scraping surfaces to obtain required fit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Check installation for compliance with operational requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operational requirements include using of bearing catalogue, radial internal clearance, load, speed and temperature and appropriate lubrication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Record information on work done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to bearing replacement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Site and equipment are prepared for bearing replacement
    2. Bearing serviceability is determined in situ
    3. Bearings are removed and inspected
    4. Bearings are installed

    Indicators
    1. Bearing application and the forces involved are determined for the bearing types
    2. Bearings are identified from manufacturer markings and parts publications
    3. Bearing assemblies are inspected for conformance to manufacturer's specifications
    4. Bearing lubrication and cooling devices and / or system are checked for operation against manufacturer specifications
    5. Bearing diagnostic equipment is used to establish bearing condition
    6. Machine / equipment records are completed in accordance with work site procedures
    7. Bearings and / or assemblies are removed
    8. Bearings and / or assemblies are stripped and parts are identified
    9. Bearings and associated parts are cleaned
    10. Bearings and associated parts are inspected for damage and measured for wear in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    11. Bearings and associated parts not conforming to specifications are replaced
    12. Bearing parts and fitting equipment are selected to match bearing type and fitting procedure
    13. Bearing and / or assemblies are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications
    14. Locking devices, if any, are secured in accordance with machine requirements
    15. Replacement parts and / or assemblies are functionally checked and / or tested
    16. Work is carried out in a safe manner in accordance with schedules and manufacturer specifications
    17. Bearing replacement process cycle time meets workplace requirements
    18. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    19. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for replacing bearings and identifying problems
    20. Bearing replacement report is accurate and clear
    21. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Bearing types
  • The maintenance process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Mechanical aids used
  • Quality awareness: implications of bearing replacements that do not comply with operational requirements
  • Applicable replacement theory
  • Safety
  • Lubrication
  • Internal clearances
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
    2. Explain and discuss the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Bearings and bearing assemblies
  • Tools and equipment used in replacement process
  • Engineering drawings
  • Quality terminology and concepts

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Bearing types
  • Typical bearing defects
  • End users of machine / equipment

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying bearing related problems

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing site and equipment for replacement
  • Pre-loading bearings
  • Testing bearing assemblies
  • Range of bearing installation / removal methods
  • Lubrication
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems
  • Bearing clearances

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Replacement sequence and process
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. poor quality, using damaged or faulty tools equipment, using poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment in the replacement process, delaying reports about problems in work area
  • Too much or too little lubrication

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Identifying bearings and bearing assemblies
  • Removing bearings and bearing assemblies
  • Preparing bearing assembly for installation
  • Bearing pre-loading techniques
  • Bearing installation techniques
  • Applying locking devices
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable mechanical theory covering the replacement of bearings and bearing assemblies
  • Applicable mathematical concepts
  • Applicable fits and tolerance principles

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the replaced bearing / bearing assembly to the production process 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to non-conforming bearings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team:
  • Interact with colleagues and team members in order to replace bearings 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns
  • Manage resources and my time 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs and incidents 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain mechanical theory relevant to the bearing replacement process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of replacing bearings to the production process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

  • 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 

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    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. Adcorp Technical Training 
    2. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    3. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    4. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    5. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    8. Buscor 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    11. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    12. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    13. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    16. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    17. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    18. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    19. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    20. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    21. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    22. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    23. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    24. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    25. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    26. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    27. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    28. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    29. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    30. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    31. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    32. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    33. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    34. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    35. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    36. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    37. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    38. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    39. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    40. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    41. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    42. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    43. Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP) 
    44. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    45. OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP) 
    46. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    47. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP) 
    48. PUTCO Limited 
    49. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    50. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    51. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    52. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    53. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    54. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    55. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    56. Shukela Training Centre 
    57. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    58. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    59. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    60. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    61. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    62. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    63. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    64. Transnet Rail Engineering Bloemfontein Centre 
    65. Transnet Rail Engineering Cape Town Centre 
    66. Transnet Rail Engineering Durban Training Centre 
    67. Umfolozi FET College 
    68. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    69. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    70. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    71. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    72. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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