Reference Quantity: ST0268

Particulars of ordinary

Typical Job Roles

Piling Attendant (Development)


18 – 24 months




Piling Attendant (Development)

Occupational Profile

Jobholders on this position help in driving, boring and forming piles within the floor with a view to present agency assist for buildings and buildings by attending to the necessities of the piling operation. The work contains supporting piling plant machine operatives and specialist piling operatives (Stage 3) by performing a wide range of guide and mechanically assisted duties which is able to embrace; load and unload, deal with and transfer supplies, put together, measure, mark and lower supplies, monitoring and reporting progress. Information and management the motion and operation of plant, equipment and autos. Put together, test, management and preserve equipment and tools in use. Get well, clear, and preserve tools for reuse. 


On completion of this apprenticeship, Piling Attendants will be capable of exhibit competence within the following:

  • work safely on web site and adjust to environmentally accountable work practices
  • provide data on the actions and progress of the work
  • contribute to sustainable practices in piling operations
  • manually deal with hundreds
  • sling and sign the motion of suspended hundreds throughout lifting operations
  • perform consumer upkeep on instruments, piling plant and equipment
  • information and management the motion and operations of piling plant, equipment and autos
  • off load and cargo autos
  • function powered models, instruments, equipment and tools particular to piling operations (e.g. concrete pumps, turbines, compressors agitators, stress washers or lighting units)
  • assist, work as a part of a group, to rig and derig piling plant and equipment
  • monitor the supply of concrete and take samples for testing
  • transport, deal with, pour, place and lay concrete and defend it for curing
  • assist one of many following Piling Operations;
  • Steady Flight Auger: A steady flight augering drill is used to excavate a gap and concrete is injected by means of a hole shaft below stress because the auger is extracted. This creates a steady pile with out ever leaving an open gap.
  • Rotary Giant Diameter: makes use of a bored piling machine with specifically designed drilling instruments, buckets and grabs to take away soil and rock. The auger with 4 or 5 turns of flight is bored into the bottom, withdrawn, and the spoil eliminated. This course of is repeated till the design depth is reached. Reinforcement is then positioned and concrete positioned.
  • Pushed – Pre-cast: steel or pre-cast concrete piles are often top-driven utilizing hydraulic drop hammers, a few of that are super-silenced. Pre-cast concrete piles may be designed for compression and nominal rigidity and bending, lodging of compression and rigidity, and with full moment-transfer joints.
  • Sheet or Vibro: Vibratory pile hammers comprise a system of counter-rotating eccentric weights, powered by hydraulic motors, and designed in such a means that horizontal vibrations cancel out, whereas vertical vibrations are transmitted into the pile. The pile driving machine is lifted and positioned over the pile by way of an excavator or crane, and is fixed to the pile by a clamp and/or bolts. Vibratory hammers can both drive in or extract a pile; extraction is often used to recuperate metal “H” piles utilized in short-term basis shoring (sheet piling).
  • establish excavated soils and sorts of rock
  • apply first support “At Work”. 


On completion of this apprenticeship, Piling Attendants may have information of the next:

  • the rules of well being, security welfare and environmentally accountable work practices and the way they have to be utilized in relation to the work and to others
  • operatives duties below present laws and official steering to undertake the work
  • the best way to talk with others and observe organisational procedures to adapt to productive work practices together with sustainability
  • the best way to assist piling operations together with the duties and duties of different members of the piling group
  • the best way to interpret sorts of data, drawings, methodology statements, threat assessments, producers’ data, work schedules and specs
  • how constructing data modelling helps piling operations
  • the best way to deal with and transfer hundreds manually and with mechanical aids
  • what the particular necessities are for conducting lifting operations
  • the best way to preserve instruments, plant, equipment, lifting equipment and tools
  • the best way to use and what the particular necessities are for working plant, equipment and tools
  • the best way to adjust to high quality necessities when working
  • the best way to rig and derig piling plant, equipment and tools
  • the best way to transport, deal with, pour, place, lay and defend concrete for curing
  • the best way to take samples
  • the strategies and traits of piling processes, to incorporate, however not restricted too; Steady Flight Auger, Rotary Giant Diameter, Pushed – Pre-cast, sheet, and Vibro
  • the best way to recognise adjustments in geology whereas piling
  • the best way to react in an emergency.


  • Efficient communication: oral, written, digital, listening, physique language and presentation.
  • Respect: apply equality, range and inclusion in coping with others.
  • Workforce work: work successfully and safely with others below minimal supervision.
  • Impartial working: take duty for secure completion of your individual work.
  • Logical considering: use clear and legitimate reasoning when making selections to undertake the work directions.
  • Working successfully: undertake the work in a dependable, secure and productive method.
  • Time administration: use personal time successfully to finish the work directions to schedule.
  • Adaptability: be capable of modify to adjustments to the work directions.
  • Assertiveness and confidence: ready to withstand pressures to work following unsafe practices 


People enterprise this commonplace might want to obtain the Stage 2 Nationwide Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Piling Operations.

Development and Skilled Recognition

Development from the Stage 2 Apprenticeship may result in Stage 3 in specialist piling operations or with expertise and maturity Occupational Work Supervision (Piling) inside the building business. The generic competencies of this occupation will present entry to a variety of employment alternatives.

This commonplace has been designed to ship enough competence, underpinning information and understanding within the recognized job position with a view to enable people to satisfy the necessities of building business registration schemes.

On profitable completion of this commonplace every particular person may have the chance to progress to grow to be a Specialist Piling Operative (Stage 3) e.g. Piling Rig Operator, Mud Plant Operative, Tremie Operative or Cost Hand.

English and Maths

People with out stage 1 English and Arithmetic Stage 1 might want to obtain this stage and take the check for stage 2 English and Arithmetic previous to taking the top level evaluation. 

Commonplace Assessment Date

This commonplace might be reviewed after three years.

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