What is WHS? Discuss the main principles of risk management. Discuss the main steps involved to obtain and confirm work requirements. What are the main sources of work instructions?

Activity

Question 1: What is WHS?
Question 2: List down the main advantages of WHS in your business.
Question 3:Discuss the main principles of risk management.
Question 4: Discuss the main steps involved to obtain and confirm work requirements.
Question 5: What are the main sources of work instructions?
Question 6: What are geotechnical reports?
Question 7: List the five steps involved to create a schedule for construction.
Question 8: What is meant by slope stability?
Question 9: List down the main requirements of a design plan.
Question 10:What are the main factors that influence the slope stability of an embankment?
Question 11: List the main steps involved to estimate the cost of a construction project.
Question 12:Who is a stakeholder?
Question 13: How can you conduct an effective design review?
Question 14: What is a GDR?
Question 15:What are project close-outs?
Question 16: What are the main steps involvedto complete the construction process?
Question 17: List some examples of common team leadership techniques.
Question 18: Why clarifying the scope of work is essential?

Activity 1:
The study of soil behaviour under the influence of loading forces and soil-water interactions is known as geotechnical engineering. As a warm-up, write down the key things that comes to your mind when you think of preparing detailed geotechnical design in a civil construction project.

Activity 2
On your own, or with a partner, take another look at the list above. Rank each point in order of importance to you. Then, (if you are working with another person), compare your results with your partner. If you are working alone, use the space below to make some reflections on your list.
Points for reflection:

  1. Which aspect ofpreparing detailed geotechnical design is the most important to you? Why?
  2. Which is the least important? Why?
  3. Do you think that different aspects may be more or less important to you and to others at different points of the lifespan? Why do you think people`s priorities may change at different points in time?

Activity 3:
In this activity, you are required to create a PowerPoint presentation explaining the procedure toensure filing of design records is completed.

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Test

Answer the following questions:
1.1. Explain the key processes for risk assessment and management in preparing the detailed geotechnical designs using 100-150 words.
1.2. Explain the workplace safety health and safety responsibilities of employee using 50-100 words.
1.3. Discuss the key environmental management requirements to consider when preparing detailed geotechnical design using 100-150 words.
1.4. Discuss the key cultural and heritage requirements to consider when preparing detailed geotechnical design using 100-150 words.
1.5. What are the key considerations for quality management in preparing the detailed geotechnical design? Write your answer using 80-100 words.
1.6. Discuss two (2) Australian and two (2)International Standards related detailed design geotechnical design. Write your answer using 150-200 words.
1.7. Explain the key aspects of industry and organisational design that should be considered when preparing detailed geotechnical design using 150-200 words.
1.8. Discuss the current industry best practices related to site investigation and risk assessment and management that should be followed when preparing detailed geotechnical designs using 100-150 words.
1.9. When should you implement the following geotechnical work options? Write your answer using 80-110 words.
a) Shallow Foundations
b) Deep Foundations
c) Ground Improvement Techniques
1.10. Discuss any three (3) geometric considerations that should be factored into the geotechnical design process using 100-150 words.
1.11. Discuss thefollowing key aspects of geotechnical works related to surfacing using 100-150 words.
a) Subgrade Preparation
b) Pavement Design
1.12. Explain workplace recording and reporting procedures and documentation using 100-150 words.
1.13. Explain the key steps for design approvals and records filing in the geotechnical design process using 50-70 words.
1.14. Explain the purpose of performance reviews in the geotechnical designs in 50-100 words.
1.15. What is the importance of system close outs? Write your answer in 50-100 words.

Q2: Discuss two (2) potential hazards, two (2) constraints and two (2) conditions that could impact the project`s safety, constructability, and performance using 100-150 words.

Q3: Discuss the techniques for choosing preferred options to undertake the detailed design of geotechnical works using 200-250 words.

Q4: Discuss three (3) team leadership techniques that can be employed during the geotechnical design process using 100-150 words.

Q5: Discuss the following operational techniques that can be employed during the geotechnical design process using 100-150 words.
a) Project planning and management
b) Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)
c) Data management and documentation

Q6: Discuss the capabilities of different plant and equipment used for geotechnical works mentioned in the table using 1-2 sentences each.
Drilling rigs

Dynamic compaction equipment

Bored piling equipment

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) equipment

Q7: Explain the following commonly used cost estimation techniques in geotechnical design using 100-150 words.
a) Unit cost estimating
b) Analogous estimating

Q8: Discuss the key principles of design review using 150-200 words.

Assessment method-based instructions and guidelines: Skills Test

Task:
This assessment task requires the student to prepare detailed designs of geotechnical works, including evaluating design options, preparing, and finalising designs and advising on design implementation. This includes:

  • Locating and applying relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures.
  • Implementing the requirements, procedures, and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of detailed geotechnical works design.
  • Working effectively with others to undertake and complete detailed geotechnical works design that meets all the required outcomes:
  • Demonstrating completion of detailed geotechnical designs that safely, effectively, and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes.
    To do so, you will be required to complete the following activities:
  • Activity 1: Plan detailed design of geotechnical works
  • Activity 2: Carry out detailed design of geotechnical works.
  • Activity 3: Finalise design processes for geotechnical works.
  • Activity 4: Support and review design implementation of geotechnical works

Activity 1: Plan detailed design of geotechnical works
This activity requires you to planthe detailed design of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 1` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Activity 2: Prepare detailed designs of geotechnical works.
This activity requires you to prepare a detailed design of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 2` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Activity 3: Finalise design processes for geotechnical works
This activity requires you to finalise the design processes of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 3` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Activity 4: Support and review design implementation of geotechnical works
This activity requires you to support and review the design implementation of geotechnical works
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in the ‘Checklist 4` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Assessment Task 3: Skills Test

Task:
This assessment task requires the student to prepare detailed designs of geotechnical works, including evaluating design options, preparing, and finalising designs and advising on design implementation. This includes:

  • Locating and applying relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures.
  • Implementing the requirements, procedures, and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of detailed geotechnical works design.
  • Working effectively with others to undertake and complete detailed geotechnical works design that meets all the required outcomes:
  • Demonstrating completion of detailed geotechnical designs that safely, effectively, and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes.
    To do so, you will be required to complete the following activities:
  • Activity 1: Plan detailed design of geotechnical works
  • Activity 2: Carry out detailed design of geotechnical works.
  • Activity 3: Finalise design processes for geotechnical works.
  • Activity 4: Support and review design implementation of geotechnical works

Activity 1: Plan detailed design of geotechnical works
This activity requires you to planthe detailed design of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 1` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Activity 2: Prepare detailed designs of geotechnical works.
This activity requires you to prepare a detailed design of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 2` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity. 

Activity 3: Finalise design processes for geotechnical works
This activity requires you to finalise the design processes of geotechnical works.
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in ‘Checklist 3` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.

Activity 4: Support and review design implementation of geotechnical works
This activity requires you to support and review the design implementation of geotechnical works
To complete this activity, you are required to:

  • Complete the steps given in the ‘Checklist 4` provided.
  • Complete any template/s associated with each step, if any.
  • Submit the required documentation as discussed in the steps to the trainer/assessor or supervisor.

While completing each step, you must place a tick mark against each step given in the checklist.
Your trainer/assessor (Supervisor) will observe you performing this activity and complete the observation report after the completion of the activity.