Safety and Service
Safety and Service Recommendations
Tyres and rims require regular maintenance and service by trained and qualified professionals. There are numerous national, local and industry standards which give instruction and advice on the correct procedures to follow. These procedures are normally incorporated in machine service manuals and operators’ manuals. All service operations must be performed only by qualified personnel, appropriately trained: they have to follow the correct procedures, utilise proper tools and equipment and take all the necessary safety precautions.
For reference please see the EUWA (Association of European Wheel Manufacturers) safety and service recommendations which can be found at www.euwa.org (follow safety information, safety/service link). Please note, as quoted by EUWA, that ‘it is a mandatory rule for safety reasons that, before starting to unbolt the tyre-wheel assembly from the vehicle axle, the tyre must be fully deflated’. In the case of a twin (dual) assembly both tyres must be fully deflated.