As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia (BMSA) offers Certificate II qualifications and other tyre servicing courses which are open to BMSA employees and customers. Our courses are conducted at any of our three state of the art specialist training facilities including: Perth - Western Australia, Mackay - Queensland and Mt Thorley - New South Wales
Accredited training for tyre servicing personnel
RII20215 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations - Tyre Servicing for Heavy Duty Equipment
This qualification is necessary for personnel to conduct tyre-servicing work on mine and quarry sites. This training comprises of 9 units of competency (4 core and 5 elective), a 5-day course over 12 months (maximum), including theory and practical training and assessing on various OTR tyre, rim/wheel sizes. Following that, ‘on-the-job’ training is conducted working supervised by a competent tyre fitter under a logbook. After 6 to12 months, a practical assessment is conducted to assess tyre-servicing skills including the tyre handler, and if deemed competent, will attain the full-accredited qualification recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
AURKTJ012 – Remove, inspect and fit earthmoving and off-the-road wheel and rim assemblies.
This unit of competency results in a Statement of Attainment and is partial completion of the RII20215 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations – Tyre Servicing for Heavy Duty Equipment. This training is targeted at maintenance personnel, supervisors and plant mechanics. It is a necessary accreditation for personnel to be able to remove and fit wheel or rim assemblies safely from vehicles. It applies to those who fit wheel and rim assemblies of not less than 600mm (24 inches) nominal diameter. It does not cover the removal and fitting of tyres to wheels or rims. To remove and fit tyres to wheels or rims, the RII20215 Certificate II in Surface Extraction Operations - Tyre Servicing for Heavy Duty Equipment - must be completed.
RIIHAN201E - Operate a forklift (tyre handler) and RIIHAN307E - Operate a vehicle loading crane (tyre handler)
These units provide the skills and knowledge to operate, maintain and shift loads using either a forklift or vehicle loading crane. These units are appropriate for those working on site-based operational roles within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. The work required for these units relates to the National Standard for High Risk Work, however does not provide the license. It is a pre-requisite that the student has a current high-risk work license (LF / CV) sourced from relevant state jurisdictions prior to applying for these units.
Non-Accredited training for tyre servicing personnel
Heavy Duty off the Road Tyre Application / Operator Awareness – Open Cut / Underground
These courses are suitable for personnel responsible for managing, operating, maintaining or working with off-the-road tyres in a mining environment. This is not limited purely to maintenance personnel. The training is invaluable for production and planning personnel to understand the safety requirements and productivity limitations of tyres and wheels operating on mine vehicles.
Overview of the training includes:
- Safe systems of work including standards and manufacturer recommendations.
- Hazards and risks associated with tyres.
- Terminology and tyre types to suit relevant site operations.
- Tyre manufacturing process including vulcanisation, materials used and cord properties.
- Functions and components of a tyre.
- Tyre Specifications: tyre dimensions, load capacity, inflation pressure, speed, service conditions, rims, tubes and valves.
- Technical information regarding tyres, tubes, valves, o-rings.
- Reading sidewall identifications, type and tyre size designation.
- Application of tyres.
- Calculating TKPH (Tonnes Kilometres Per Hour).
- Tyre performance systems i.e. B-Tag.
- Hazardous tyre conditions.
- Major, minor and structural damage identification.
- Tyre repairs.
- Identification of operator practices and how they influence tyre fatigue.
- Rim and wheel standards.
- Tyre Performance.
These courses can be tailored to meet your needs and can be held over 1 or 2 days.