Fit accessories to a cycle

Business Sectors (Suites): Maintenance and Repair - Cycle
Developed by: IMI
Approved on: 30 Mar 2022


This standard is about fitting accessories to a cycle, for example safety and warning devices, carriers and computers, so that it is left in a roadworthy condition. It is also about evaluating the performance of the fitted accessories where applicable.

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

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 use suitable personal protective equipment throughout all accessory fitting activities
P2 ensure the cycle and the work area is safe prior to work commencing
P3 support your accessory fitting activities by reviewing:

P3.1 cycle technical data
P3.2 accessory data
P3.3 fitting procedures
P3.4 legal requirements 
P4 prepare, check and use all the equipment required following manufacturer’s instructions
P5 carry out all accessory fitting activities following: 

P5.1 manufacturer’s instructions
P5.2 your workplace procedures
P5.3 health, safety and environmental requirements
P6 work in a way which minimises the risk of:

P6.1 damage to the cycle, its systems and components
P6.2 damage to your working environment
P6.3 injury to self and others
P7 ensure fitted accessories conform to the cycle operating specification and any legal requirements
P8 use suitable testing methods to accurately evaluate the performance of the accessory fitted
P9 demonstrate and explain the operation or effect of the accessory fitted
P10 ensure your records are accurate, complete and promptly passed to the relevant person(s) in the format required
P11 complete all cycle wheel building activities within the agreed timescale
P12 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 health and safety legislation, environmental requirements and workplace procedures relevant to cycle accessory fitting and personal and cycle protection
K2 your workplace procedures for:

K2.1 recording accessory fitting information
K2.2 the referral of problems
K2.3 reporting delays to the completion of work
K3 how to work safely avoiding damage to other cycle systems, components and units and injury to self and others
K4 the importance of documenting accessory fitting information
K5 the importance of working to agreed timescales and keeping others informed of progress
K6 the importance of promptly reporting anticipated delays to the relevant person(s)

Use of technical information
K7 how to find, interpret and use sources of current technical information applicable to cycle accessory fitting activities
K8 the importance of using the appropriate sources of technical information

Tools and equipment
K9 how to select, prepare, check and use all the cycle accessory fitting equipment required

Cycle accessory fitting
K10 how to ensure accessories to be fitted are compatible with the cycle(s) on which you work
K11 how to fit accessories for the types of cycle on which you work
K12 the equipment manufacturer’s instruction for the fitted accessories
K13 the cycle manufacturer’s specification for the fitted accessories
K14 how to test and evaluate the performance of the fitted accessories
K15 how to test and evaluate the performance of the accessory against the cycle operating specifications and any legal requirements
K16 how having accessories fitted may affect the warranty on a cycle
K17 the manufacturer’s specification for the type and quality of accessories to be used


1. **Accessories** include:

1.1 audible warning devices
1.2 lights
1.3 mirrors 
1.4 mudguards 
1.5 panniers and luggage carriers 
1.6 child safety seats
1.7 computers

2. Testing methods are:

2.1 sensory
2.2 functional
2.3 measurement

Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





This section contains examples and explanations of some of the terms used but does not form part of the standard.

Agreed timescales
Examples include manufacturer’s recommended work times, job times set by your company or a job time agreed with a specific customer

To include navigation, heart rate, power output etc.

Examples include conformity to manufacturer’s 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 

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Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2025





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Relevant Occupations

Cycle Technician, Advanced Cycle Technician

SOC Code



Cycle; accessories; fitting;