United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT)

Use of Horizontal Directional Drilling Equipment (Operatives) Course

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Aim: A course for operatives who require the knowledge & understanding required to successfully conduct the installation of a product using HDD equipment.

Purpose

A course for operatives who require the knowledge & understanding required to successfully conduct the installation of a product using HDD equipment

Course Outline

The course is designed to highlight the current trends in HDD operations through a series of lectures & practical exercises, which are supported by graphics & videos.

  • Overview trenchless Technology (HDD)
  • Relevant H&S aspects of HDD
  • Evaluation of site conditions & risk assessment requirements
  • Selection of HDD equipment - ground conditions
  • Interpretation of site plans
  • Location of underground apparatus
  • Safe use of pneumatic systems
  • Drilling fluid selection- ground conditions
  • Future developments
  • Daily inspection and maintenance of trenchless equipment
  • Environmental concerns including recycling of drilling fluids
  • Installation of product pipe or duct
  • Transmitter Sondes
  • Pilot bore installation - pressures etc.
  • Back reaming - volume of mud and pressures
  • Connections to the product pipe
  • Case studies

Additional Information

Successful candidates will be issued with a City & Guilds certificate of achievement which could be used as a means of measuring competence fo any safety or technical CPD process & certification can be used a evidence towards a full QCF award, certificate or diploma in the future.
Candidates are required to bring full PPE due to the practical nature of this event.
Practical & written assessment will be carried out
Duration: 4 days (09:00-17:00)

Approving Body

City & Guilds

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