Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a piling rig attendant

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components of relevant piling rig plant and equipment, the basic construction, and piling sector terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements equipment and components, industry and company standards e.g. pile schedules, layout drawings etc. and other types of information sources
  • Undertake all pre-use checks of associated/ancillary equipment (where necessary) following manufacturer’s guidance
  • Explain the purpose and requirements of working platform certificates
  • Outline their role in setting up and rigging piling rigs and ancillary equipment in readiness for work
  • Set a communication system, and provide and receive signals and instructions to/from the operator and others

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Explain how piling rigs are configured for travel
  • Explain the procedures and precautions to be taken when guiding rigs to and from the worksite
  • Explain requirements if rigs are being manoeuvred in areas of limited or restricted space
  • Guide a piling rig to a given location including through areas of limited or restricted space

Setting up for work

  • Position a rig at the designated location
  • Assist in configuring the rig for work and provide instructions for the setting of a mast
  • Explain actions required for piling hazards and for underground and overhead services
  • Explain the need for an exclusion zone

Working Tasks

  • Ensure piles are accurately installed to specification
  • Comply with and provide signals and instructions
  • Maintain safe working situations including exclusion zones
  • Explain requirements and limitations of lifting operations with piling rig

Completing Work

  • Prepare the crane in preparation of movement from lifting duties

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures
  • Outline their role for de-rigging procedures following completion of operations
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting