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Horizontal Directional Drilling for Managers Refresher training course

Course code: HDDM-R

N.B. This course can be delivered as in-Centre or Virtual classroom training.

Course overview

A 1 day training course providing a refresher session of the theoretical knowledge required to oversee and/or manage Horizontal Directional Drilling Operations complying with safe working practices & current health & safety legislation.

Horizontal Directional Drilling for Managers Refresher

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • CPD for overseeing and/or managing Horizontal Directional Drilling Operations.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • The assurance that employees maintain the knowledge required to manage Horizontal Directional Drilling operations.

What you will learn

  • Understand the principles of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and the different types of equipment used.
  • Understand the importance of planning in achieving a successful HDD operation.
  • Appreciate the principles and practice in developing a drill path profile including prediction of settlement.
  • Understand the principles of how to steer the head of a drill string to follow a drill path profile and the principles and equipment used for surface tracking the progress of the drill head assembly.
  • The importance of monitoring and logging the actual drill path for site record purposes.
  • Know what size to ream a pilot bore in relation to a product pipe or duct and recognise the number of reaming steps that may be necessary to achieve the final size.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring progress of product pipe installation.
  • Understand the Health & Safety, safe-working practices and Environmental issues associated with HDD operations.
  • Know the regulations and operation guidelines relating to HDD.
  • Understand the importance of drilling fluids used in HDD.
  • Interpretation of ground conditions and the implications for identifying the different types of drilling fluid used in HDD. Understanding the influences and control of fluid quality.
  • Know how to handle the chemicals used for drilling fluids.
  • Understand the implications of disposal of drilling fluids.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Successful delegates will receive EUSR endorsed qualification for Horizontal Directional Drilling for Managers.

How is this training delivered?

  • In-centre or Virtual training
    • In-centre: Classroom based tuition & theoretical testing.
    • Virtual: Course is delivered in a virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams or Zoom).

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Photograph required for EUSR card.

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