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Rigger – Precast Erection (6 month course)

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Brief Job Description
This person is responsible for providing support in heavy lifting, unloading, and aligning RCC precast units
and components by means of cranes or other heavy lifting equipment’s and applying specified grouting
and caulking agents to the precast joints by suitable methods at construction sites.

Rigger - Precast Erection (6 month course)
Rigger – Precast Erection (6 month course)


Personal Attributes
The individual is expected to be physically fit and able to work across various location and height
withstanding construction environment while working. The person should be able to implement and
maintain safety practices as applicable to the nature of work. The job holder should preferably be free from vertigo problem, cardiovascular diseases as the nature of work involves handling heavy loads and working at height.

Provide support in heavy lifting of precast units
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide support in heavy lifting of precast units
Scope
The scope covers the following :
Shift precast units as per instruction
Carry out preparatory work prior to lifting precast units
Provide support in heavy lifting work


Elements and Performance Criteria
Shift precast units as per instruction
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. select and use appropriate rigging gears required for heavy material shifting for precast units
at construction site


PC2. anchor precast units and hook up with the prescribed lifting equipment by using slings,
shackle, rope or lifting hooks and secure properly against slipping or deflection
PC3. tie down the precast units to the transporting vehicle using chains, binders, belts etc. to
stabilize the load and prevent damage during transportation


PC4. remove all bracing, packing and protective edges from the units, as required and prepare the
precast unit for unloading by equipment
PC5. carry out visual checks to the precast units for chipped edges, cracks, blemishes, stains and
edge condition caused during shifting and report to senior accordingly


PC6. unload precast units safely under supervision at the specified location
Carry out preparatory work prior to lifting precast units
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. carry out visual checking for availability of lifting gears, tools and tackles prior to start lifting
works


PC8. inspect lifting tools and tackles for their safe using conditions
PC9. check that the lifting equipment and precast components are placed well away from any
overhead power lines or service lines


PC10. check precast components for good condition of embedded parts like bolts, clearance of
holes provided for post tensioning sleeves in the RCC member and report immediately if any
discrepancy found


PC11. carry out visual checking to the work location for barricading, presence of signage and
availability of required PPEs
PC12. erect work safety measures in accordance with plan and instruction
PC13. work with respective equipment operator in order to grade and prepare the base of lifting
equipment and units to be lifted


PC14. provide adequate level, compactness and well drainage to the prepared base

Provide support in heavy lifting work
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC15. attach slings, lifting belts to the right location of the load to be lifted as per instruction
PC16. attach shackle, hooks to the load as per requirement


PC17. check tightness and locking of shackle, hooks to ensure safety
PC18. attach tag line to the load at required locations
PC19. control position of suspended loads using tag line according to the signals or instructions


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. standard procedure for construction rigging works
KU2. safety rules and regulation for handling and storing relevant rigging tools, equipment and
materials


KU3. personal protection including the use of relevant safety gears & equipments
KU4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipments
KU5. basic principles of measurement, geometry and arithmetic calculation
KU6. conversion of units of linear measurements
KU7. units of measurements


KU8. hand tools required to carry out material lifting activity and their use
KU9. rigging tools required to lift structural steel sections or assemblies and their use
KU10. required nature of base level and compaction required for equipment during lifting
KU11. technique of guiding suspended object trough tag lines to location of erection


KU12. working mechanism of load lifting equipment’s like cranes winches, etc.
KU13. specification of lifting tools and tackles as per load lifting requirement
KU14. interpretation of gestures/ signals by signalman during load lifting work


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS3. read various, sign boards, safety rules and safety tags , instructions related to exit routes
during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably one of the local language at site
GS5. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective work
GS7. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other

GS8. decide whether the base of staging is levelled and compacted adequately
GS9. plan work and organize required resource in coordination with team members and superiors
GS10. complete work as per agreed time and quality
GS11. tie down the precast units to the transporting vehicle and stabilize the load and prevent
damage during transportation


GS12. resolve any conflict within the team
GS13. calculate the appropriate quantity of required materials as per applicability
GS14. optimize resources
GS15. minimize wastages
GS16. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials


GS17. evaluate the complexity of the tasks to and seek assistance and support wherever required
from the superior
GS18. identify and assess how violation of any safety norms may lead to accidents

Unload, position and align RCC precast components
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to unload, position and align RCC precast
components
Scope
The scope covers the following :
Unload, position and align precast units


Elements and Performance Criteria
Unload, position and align precast units
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. check for completion of preparatory works prior to unloading precast units to the erection
location and report if any inadequacy observed to superior or concerned authority
PC2. signal equipment operator to lift and locate precast units into final position and to bring the
unit to the proper elevation and position


PC3. guide units into positions using guy lines and hook as per instruction
PC4. unload steel units at specified location under close supervision of senior personnel
PC5. install temporary bracing supports and connections such as pony clamps, tilt up jacks, turn
buckles, guy lines to stabilize the unit in its position
PC6. check vertical and horizontal alignment of precast units and make suitable adjustments using
appropriate measuring tools


PC7. place shims, bearing pads at appropriate locations as per instruction
PC8. clean bolts, inserts so that they are free of dust, debris or damaged threads and report if
discrepancy observed to senior authority
PC9. use PPEs and relevant safety measures as per standard practice of working at height


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. standard procedure for construction rigging works
KU2. safety rules and regulation for handling and storing relevant rigging tools, equipment and
materials


KU3. personal protection including the use of relevant safety gears & equipment’s
KU4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipment’s
KU5. basic principles of measurement, geometry and arithmetic calculation
KU6. conversion of units of linear measurements
KU7. units of measurements

KU8. hand tools required to carry out material lifting activity and their use
KU9. required nature of base/ platform level and readiness required prior toleration
KU10. technique of guiding suspended object trough tag lines to location of erection
KU11. working mechanism of load lifting equipment’s like cranes winches, etc.


KU12. specification of lifting tools and tackles as per load lifting requirement
KU13. request procedure for material, tools and equipment’s
KU14. interpretation of gestures/ signals by signalman during load lifting work
KU15. how to check alignment of the erected structures


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS3. read various, sign boards, safety rules and safety tags , instructions related to exit routes
during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably one of the local language at site
GS5. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective work
GS7. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other


GS8. decide whether the rigging gears are safe to be used for erection activities
GS9. plan work and organize required resource in coordination with team members and superiors
GS10. complete work as per agreed time and quality
GS11. make suitable adjustments for vertical and horizontal alignment of precast units
GS12. resolve any conflict within the team


GS13. calculate the appropriate quantity of required materials as per applicability
GS14. optimize resources
GS15. minimize wastages
GS16. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials
GS17. evaluate the complexity of the tasks to and seek assistance and support wherever required
from the superior
GS18. identify and assess how violation of any safety norms may lead to accidents

Apply grout and caulking agents in RCC Precast components
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply grout and caulking agents in RCC Precast
components


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Carry out grouting as per instruction
Apply caulking agents as per instruction
Elements and Performance Criteria
Carry out grouting as per instruction


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. clean all surfaces to be grouted of dust, dirt and other foreign matter using water, brushes,
scrappers and other prescribed tools and materials
PC2. prepare concrete surfaces by applying purging, priming and bonding agents as per
instruction and work safety norms


PC3. install required shutters, sealant materials around joints while using flowable grout to avoid
leakage and to resist grouting pressure as per instruction
PC4. apply grout in appropriate locations using required tools as per instruction
PC5. clean and store tools at specified locations


Apply caulking agents as per instruction
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC6. clean all joints to be caulked of dirt and other foreign matter using appropriate hand tools
PC7. apply primer, if required and take necessary precautions to prevent staining at the exposed
face of the precast unit


PC8. fill precast joints using appropriate filler materials as per instruction under close supervision
PC9. mix caulking and colouring using appropriate hand/ power tools as per instruction to achieve
approved sample


PC10. apply caulking agents to the joints using caulking gun
PC11. apply the caulking to a slightly concave shape to eliminate air pockets or voids using
appropriate tools such as merging trowels, putty knives or wooden sticks
PC12. avoid direct contact with the skin and take special precaution when different surfaces to be
caulked


PC13. clean tools using appropriate cleaning ages such as soap and water for latex based caulking
and spirit solvent for oil-based caulking


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:

KU1. standard procedure for construction rigging works
KU2. safety rules and regulation for handling and storing relevant rigging tools, equipment and
materials


KU3. personal protection including the use of relevant safety gears & equipment’s
KU4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipment’s
KU5. ideal surface condition of the structure to be achieved in order to carry out
KU6. tools and tackles used for cleaning and carry out grouting work and their respective use
KU7. how to prevent flowable grouting agents from leakage


KU8. how to place temporary shutters surrounding to the area to be grouted
KU9. how to apply primer at RCC surface to be caulked using proper hand tools
KU10. safety precautions to be taken while carrying out caulking activity
KU11. mix proportion of the caulking agents in order to prepare approved mix
KU12. how to fill joints of precast units efficiently


KU13. standard practices relevant to application of grouting agents
KU14. how to use caulking gun while applying caulking agents
KU15. how to select cleaning agents for material and tools used in grouting and caulking operations
and their use


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS3. read various, sign boards, safety rules and safety tags , instructions related to exit routes
during emergency at the workplace


GS4. speak in one or more language, preferably one of the local language at site
GS5. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective
work


GS7. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not creating hazardous
conditions for other
GS8. decide whether the tools and instruments for grouting and caulking works are safe to be
used for load lifting activities
GS9. plan work and organize required resource in coordination with team members and superiors
GS10. complete work as per agreed time and quality


GS11. apply caulking to eliminate air pockets or voids using appropriate tools
GS12. prevent staining at the exposed face of the precast unit by applying primer
GS13. resolve any conflict within the team
GS14. determine quantity of material required for rigging works
GS15. optimize resources
GS16. minimize wastages

GS17. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials
GS18. evaluate the complexity of the tasks to and seek assistance and support wherever required
from the superior
GS19. identify and assess how violation of any safety norms may lead to accidents

Work effectively in a team to deliver desired results at the
workplace
Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a team to achieve the
desired results


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Interact and communicate effectively with co-workers, superiors and sub-ordinates across different
teams


Support co-workers, superiors and sub-ordinates within the team and across interfacing teams to
ensure effective execution of assigned task
Elements and Performance Criteria


Interact and communicate in effective and conclusive manner
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. pass on work related information/ requirement clearly to the team members
PC2. inform co-workers and superiors about any kind of deviations from work
PC3. address the problems effectively and report if required to immediate supervisor appropriately


PC4. receive instructions clearly from superiors and respond effectively on the same
PC5. communicate to team members/subordinates for appropriate work technique and method
PC6. seek clarification and advice as per the requirement and applicability
Support co-workers to execute project requirements
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. hand over the required material, tools tackles, equipment and work fronts timely to interfacing
teams


PC8. work together with co-workers in a synchronized manner
Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. own roles and responsibilities
KU2. importance of effective communication and establishing strong working
KU3. risks of a failure in teamwork in terms of effects on project outcomes, timelines, safety at the
construction site, etc.


KU4. different modes of communication, and its appropriate usage
KU5. importance of creating healthy and cooperative work environment among the gangs of
workers

KU6. different activities within his work area where an interaction with other workers is required
KU7. applicable techniques of work, properties of materials used, tools and tackles used, safety
standards that co- workers might need as per the requirement
KU8. importance of proper and effective communication and the expected adverse
KU9. importance and need of supporting co-workers facing problems for smooth


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in at least one language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. read in one or more languages, preferably the local language of the site
GS3. read communication from team members regarding work completed, materials used, tools
and tackles used, support required


GS4. speak in one or more languages, preferably in one of the local language of the site
GS5. listen and follow instructions / communication shared by superiors/ co-workers regarding
team requirements or interfaces during work processes
GS6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to complete the respective
work


GS7. decide on what information is to be shared with co-workers within the team or from
interfacing gang of workers
GS8. plan work and organize required resources in coordination with team members
GS9. complete all assigned task in coordination with team members
GS10. take initiative in resolving issues among co-workers or report the same to superiors


GS11. ensure best ways of coordination among team members
GS12. communicate with co-workers considering their educational / social background
GS13. evaluate the complexity of task and determine if any guidance is required from superiors

Plan and organize work to meet expected outcomes
Description
This unit describes the knowledge and the skills required for an individual to plan and organize own work in order to meet expected outcome


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Prioritize work activities to achieve desired results
Organize desired resources prior to commencement of work
Elements and Performance Criteria


Prioritize work activities to achieve desired results
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand clearly the targets and timelines set by superiors
PC2. plan activities as per schedule and sequence
PC3. provide guidance to the subordinates to obtain desired outcome
PC4. plan housekeeping activities prior to and post completion of work


Organize desired resources prior to commencement of work
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC5. list and arrange required resources prior to commencement of work
PC6. select and employ correct tools, tackles and equipment for completion of desired work
PC7. complete the work with allocated resources
PC8. engage allocated manpower in an appropriate manner


PC9. use resources in an optimum manner to avoid any unnecessary wastage
PC10. employ tools, tackles and equipment with care to avoid damage to the same
PC11. organize work output, materials used, tools and tackles deployed
PC12. processes adopted to be in line with the specified standards and instructions


Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. importance of proper housekeeping
KU2. policies, procedures and work targets set by superiors
KU3. roles and responsibilities in executing the work for subordinates and self
KU4. standard practices of work to be adopted for assigned task
KU5. how to use available resources in a judicious and appropriate manner to minimize wastages or
damage

Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in at least one language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. list out the assigned works and targets
GS3. read in one or more language, preferably the local language at the site
GS4. read communication from co-workers, superiors and notices from other departments as per
requirement of the level


GS5. speak in one or more language, preferably one of the local language at the site
GS6. listen and follow communication shared by co-workers regarding standard work processes,
resources available, timelines, etc.
GS7. communicate effectively with co-workers and subordinates
GS8. decide on what sequence is to be adopted for execution of work
GS9. plan and organize the materials, tools, tackles and equipment required to execute the work


GS10. complete all assigned task with proper planning and organizing
GS11. arrange or seek help to arrange for material, tools and tackles in case of shortfall
GS12. analyze areas of work which could result in a delay of work, wastage of material or damage
to tools and tackles
GS13. evaluate potential solutions to minimize avoidable delays and wastages at the construction
site

Work according to personal health, safety and environment
protocol at construction site
Description
This NOS covers the skill and knowledge required for an individual to work according to personal health,
safety and environmental protocol at construction site


Scope
The scope covers the following :
Follow safety norms as defined by organization
Adopt healthy & safe work practices
Implement good housekeeping and environment protection process and activities
Elements and Performance Criteria


Follow safety norms as defined by organization
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify and report any hazards, risks or breaches in site safety to the appropriate authority
PC2. follow emergency and evacuation procedures in case of accidents, fires, natural calamities
PC3. follow recommended safe practices in handling construction materials, including chemical
and hazardous material whenever applicable


PC4. participate in safety awareness programs like Tool Box Talks, safety demonstrations, mock
drills, conducted at site
PC5. select and operate different types of fire extinguishers corresponding to types of fires as per
EHS guideline
PC6. identify near miss , unsafe condition and unsafe act
Adopt healthy & safe work practices


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as per work requirements including:
Head Protection (Helmets), Ear protection Fall Protection, Foot Protection, Face and Eye
Protection, Hand and Body Protection, Respiratory Protection (if required)
PC8. handle all required tools, tackles , materials & equipment safely


PC9. follow safe disposal of waste, harmful and hazardous materials as per EHS guidelines
PC10. install and apply properly all safety equipment as instructed
PC11. follow safety protocol and practices as laid down by site EHS department
PC12. undertake and pass height pass test as per EHS guideline
Implement good housekeeping practices


To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC13. collect and deposit construction waste into identified containers before disposal, separate
containers that may be needed for disposal of toxic or hazardous wastes
PC14. apply ergonomic principles wherever required

Knowledge and Understanding (KU)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KU1. reporting procedures in cases of breaches or hazards for site safety, accidents, and
emergency situations as per guidelines


KU2. types of safety hazards at construction sites
KU3. basic ergonomic principles as per applicability
KU4. the procedure for responding to accidents and other emergencies at site
KU5. use of appropriate personal protective equipment to be used based on various working
conditions


KU6. importance of handling tools, equipment and materials as per applicable
KU7. health and environments effect of construction materials as per applicability
KU8. various environmental protection methods as per applicability
KU9. storage of waste including the following at appropriate location: non-combustible scrap
material and debris, combustible scrap material and debris, general construction waste and
trash (non-toxic, non-hazardous), any other hazardous wastes and any other flammable
wastes


KU10. how to use hazardous material, in a safe and appropriate manner as per applicability
KU11. types of fire
KU12. procedure of operating different types of fire extinguishers
KU13. safety relevant to tools, tackles, & requirement as per applicability
KU14. housekeeping activities relevant to task


Generic Skills (GS)
User/individual on the job needs to know how to:
GS1. write in at least one language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS2. fill safety formats for near miss, unsafe conditions and safety suggestions
GS3. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
GS4. read sign boards, notice boards relevant to safety


GS5. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local language of the site
GS6. listen instructions / communication shared by site EHS and superiors regarding site safety,
and conducting tool box talk
GS7. communicate reporting of site conditions, hazards, accidents, etc.
GS8. not create unsafe conditions for others


GS9. keep the workplace clean and tidy
GS10. identify safety risks that affect the health, safety and environment for self and others
working in the vicinity, tackle it if within limit or report to appropriate authority
GS11. assess and analyze areas which may affect health, safety and environment protocol on the
site
GS12. ensure personal safety behavior GS13. respond to emergency