Carry out a systematic cycle inspection
Business Sectors (Suites): Maintenance and Repair - Cycle
Developed by: IMI
Approved on: 30 Mar 2022
This standard is about carrying out a systematic cycle inspection appropriate to the purpose of the cycle, to include 'M check’ and pre-delivery inspection. It is also about carrying out relevant adjustments following the inspection so the cycle is left in a safe and roadworthy condition.
In this standard the term ‘cycle’ includes pedal-propelled vehicles with two, three or four wheels. It may also include pedal-assisted e-bikes:• Road legal up to 15.5 mph with a motor with an output of up to 250w
• E-cycles used for other purposes
You must be able to:
P1 use suitable personal protective equipment and cycle coverings (where applicable) throughout all inspection activities
P2 use suitable sources of technical information to support all your inspection activities
P3 ensure the cycle and the work area is safe prior to work commencing
P4 use the correct specifications and tolerances for the cycle when making assessments of system and component performance
P5 inspect the cycle’s systems and components following:
P5.1 the manufacturer’s approved inspection methodsP5.2 your workplace proceduresP5.3 health, safety and environmental requirementsP6 carry out adjustments following:P6.1 working methods and proceduresP6.2 legislation, including waste disposalP6.3 correct use of tools and equipmentP7 work in a way which minimises the risk of:P7.1 damage to the cycle, its systems and componentsP7.2 damage to your working premises or the environmentP7.3 injury to self and othersP8 use suitable inspection methods to accurately evaluate the performance of all systems and components to ensure cycle operates to required specificationP9 promptly report any problems or issues relating to the cycle’s condition or conformity to the relevant person(s)P10 ensure your inspection records are accurate, complete and promptly passed to the relevant person(s) in the format requiredP11 complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescaleP12 promptly report any anticipated delays in completion to the relevant persons(s)
Knowledge and Understanding
You need to know and understand:
Legislative and organisational requirements and procedures
K1 the manufacturer’s and legal requirements relating to the cycle (including road safety requirements)
K2 the health and safety legislation, environmental requirements and workplace procedures relevant to cycle inspection activities and personal and cycle protection
K3 your workplace procedures for:
K3.1 recording cycle inspection work and any variations from the original cycle specification or conditionK3.2 the referral of problemsK3.3 reporting delays to the completion of workK4 the importance of working within your level of competence and responsibilityK5 the importance of documenting cycle inspection informationK6 the importance of working to agreed timescales and keeping others informed of progressK7 the importance of promptly reporting anticipated delays to the relevant person(s)
Use of technical informationK8 how to find, interpret and use sources of current technical information for cycle inspection activitiesK9 the importance of using the appropriate sources of technical information
Systematic cycle inspection requirements *K10 how to recognise pre-existing cosmetic damage to *cycle systems and components *K11 how to work safely avoiding damage to the cycle, its systems and componentsK12 how *cycle systems and components operate for the type of cycles on which you workK13 how to conduct an inspection of a cycle to identify roadworthiness and serviceabilityK14 how to recognise when adjustments to cycle systems and components are requiredK15 how to recognise acceptable levels of wear to cycle systems and components and when appropriate to advise replacement
K16 how to work safely avoiding damage to the cycle, its systems and components
1. Inspection methods are:
1.1. sensory1.2. functional1.3. measurement
2. Cycle systems and components include:2.1. steering2.2. suspension2.3. brakes2.4. drive system2.5. wheels and tyres2.6. frame and forks2.7. ancillary fittings2.8. electrical/electronic components (e-systems)
3. Inspections include :3.1. M check3.2. pre-delivery inspection
This section contains examples and explanations of some of the terms used but does not form part of the standard.
Examples include manufacturer’s recommended work times, job times set by your company or a job time agreed with a specific customer
For example saddle, grips, lights, dropper seat post, mud guards, etc.
Examples include conformity to approvals and specifications, UK and European legal requirements where applicable
In this standard the term ‘cycle’ includes pedal-propelled vehicles with two, three or four wheels on which the rider sits. It may also include pedal-assisted e-bikes:• Road legal up to 15.5 mph with a motor with an output of up to 250w
• E-cycles used for other purposes
For example battery, controls, rider information, wiring loom, motor.
Sensory inspection methods
These may include looking, listening, smelling and touching for heat.
Systematic cycle inspection
Examples include conducting scheduled inspections in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and guidance and pre- and post-work inspections.
Links To Other NOS
Indicative Review Date
30 Mar 2025
Cycle Technician, Advanced Cycle Technician
Cycle; check; adjust; systematic; inspection