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Drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme in the workplace

Reference
Y/601/7318
Level
Level 2
Credit Value
43
Guided Learning Hours
143
Grading Type
Pass/Fail
Aim
The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme in the workplace within the relevant sector of industry.


Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can
1 Interpret the given information relating to the work when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 1.1 - Interpret and extract information from the drilling specification, plans, drawings, sketches, symbols and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.2 - State the approved procedures and practices relevant to the operations, work activity and workplace environment, relating to:
    - organisational
    - regulatory
    - emergency
    - operational.
  • 1.3 - Describe different types of information, their source and how they are interpreted in relation to plans, drawings, sketches, symbols, terminology and manufacturers' information.
  • 1.4 - Describe the content of the drilling specification for the work to be carried out.
  • 1.5 - State the manufacturer's recommendations in relation to:
    - positioning and stabilising the drilling equipment
    - drill rig operations.
2 Determine the position of the hole(s) when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 2.1 - Determine the position of the hole(s) in compliance with the specification and in accordance with operational requirements.
  • 2.2 - Check that the drilling specification is accurate and appropriate to the designated area and drilling requirement.
  • 2.3 - Describe the correlation of plans with datum points.
  • 2.4 - Check site conditions thoroughly in accordance with approved procedures and practices and report any variations to the appropriate person.
  • 2.5 - Describe site conditions that could require a modification to the drilling specification.
  • 2.6 - Describe how to determine the position and inclination of the hole(s) when using methods to measure, mark out and set out holes.
  • 2.7 - Promptly clarify any ambiguities in the drilling specification with the appropriate person(s).
  • 2.8 - Describe the effects of any errors in the positioning of the hole(s) and the acceptable tolerance limits for setting out holes.
3 Maintain safe working practices when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 3.1 - Use personal protective equipment (PPE) to carry out work safely and efficiently in accordance with approved procedures and practices, and in compliance with current statutory requirements when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 3.2 - Comply with risk and/or COSHH assessments to avoid hazards when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 3.3 - Explain why and when personal protective equipment (PPE) should be used, relating to drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme, and the types, purpose and limitations of each type.
  • 3.4 - Describe their responsibilities under the current health and safety statutory requirements, whilst working:
    - in the workplace, below ground level, at height, with tools and equipment, with materials and substances, with movement of materials and by manual handling and mechanical lifting.
  • 3.5 - Safely use and store hand tools and/or portable power tools, machinery and ancillary equipment.
  • 3.6 - Describe how to care for tools and equipment used when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 3.7 - Recognise adverse ground conditions and take appropriate action in accordance with operational requirements.
  • 3.8 - Describe the potential dangers and effects of adverse environmental, site and ground conditions when:
    - determining the position of the hole(s)
    - positioning and stabilising the drilling equipment
    - drilling the hole(s).
  • 3.9 - Refer any problems and/or conditions outside their level of responsibility to the appropriate authorised person.
4 Position and orientate the drilling rig to drill and complete holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 4.1 - Check that the ground location and conditions for the drilling work is suitable and stable for the positioning and orientation of the rig.
  • 4.2 - Accurately position and stabilise the drilling rig at the specified location of the hole in compliance with the specification, and in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
  • 4.3 - Describe how to check that the ground conditions for the drilling work is suitable and stable for the position and orientation of the drilling rig.
  • 4.4 - Let the drill accurately at the specified inclination and direction in compliance with the drilling specification.
  • 4.5 - Describe the types and uses of devices for measuring the angle and direction of drilling.
5 Drill holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 5.1 - Drill holes in the ground to the required depths and angles as specified in the drilling specification using all or any of the following standard or specialist items:
    - tripod
    - cable percussion
    - rotary
    - dynamic sampling
    - rotary percussive
    - vibration.
  • 5.2 - Describe the different types of drilling action and varying feed requirement.
  • 5.3 - Describe the different types of tools and equipment and the different types of techniques and procedures used when drilling holes to the drilling specification.
  • 5.4 - Check gauges, monitoring and warning devices, constantly and accurately, and take prompt appropriate action when required.
  • 5.5 - Describe the drilling equipment gauges, monitoring and warning devices used when drilling holes to the drilling specification and explain why they should be constantly checked for accuracy.
  • 5.6 - Identify, isolate and immobilise any faulty drilling equipment and components and report faults to the appropriate person.
  • 5.7 - Describe the wear, tolerance and clearance requirements in relation to all in-hole drilling equipment.
  • 5.8 - Identify and record in the driller's log any changes in the condition and strata of the hole.
6 Minimise the risk of damage to the work, surrounding area, environment and equipment when drilling and completing holes to the drilling specification programme.
  • 6.1 - Protect the work and its surrounding area from damage.
  • 6.2 - Minimise damage and maintain a clean work space.
  • 6.3 - Describe how to protect work from damage and the purpose of protection in relation to general workplace activities, other occupations and adverse weather conditions.
  • 6.4 - Dispose of waste and carry out flushing activities in accordance with approved procedures and practices.
  • 6.5 - State why the disposal of waste should be carried out in relation to the work.
  • 6.6 - Describe the actions and equipment that are required to efficiently remove cuttings.
7 Complete the hole(s) to the drilling specification programme.
  • 7.1 - Demonstrate and confirm that the hole(s) is completed to the required specification, operation is concluded and plant/equipment is shut-down in accordance with instructions and operational requirements.
  • 7.2 - Describe the methods used to verify that a drilled hole meets the required specification.
  • 7.3 - Describe how to identify and deal with any faults and defects in plant and equipment.
  • 7.4 - Describe the documentation required and how it should be completed following completion of the work.
  • 7.5 - State the given instructions for completing and handing over the work site.
  • 7.6 - Maintain records of the work carried out in accordance with organisational procedures and requirements.
Assessment guidance and/or requirements
Details of the relationship between the unit and relevant national occupational standards or other professional standards or curricula (if appropriate) This unit is based on the National Occupational Standard 'Drill Holes to the Drilling Specification ' (D14) Assessment requirements or guidance specified by a sector or regulatory body (if appropriate).
This unit must be assessed in a work environment, in accordance with the ConstructionSkills‘ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment. Please refer to the hyperlink for clarity - https://www.citb.co.uk/qualifications-standards/qualification-framework/
Assessors for this unit must have verifiable, current industry experience and a sufficient depth of relevant occupational expertise and knowledge, and must use a combination of assessment methods as defined in the Consolidated Assessment Strategy.
Workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

This unit must be assessed against a minimum of one of the following endorsements:
- Land driller - ground investigation cable percussion
- Land driller - ground investigation rotary
- Land driller - ground investigation dynamic sampling
- Land driller - drilling for grouting
- Land driller - drilling for anchoring
- Land driller - marine cable percussion
- Land driller - marine rotary
- Land driller - water well cable percussion
- Land driller - water well rotary
- Land driller - landfill drilling cable percussion
- Land driller - landfill drilling rotary
- Land driller - geothermal drilling.

Qualifications offering this unit

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