IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012

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Role:

S21 – Surveyor Grade I

Knowledge

Name:

Ability

Start Date in Current Role:
Assessment
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Documentary
Evidence

Assessed
Signature

Verified
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Signature

Date

S/S20/000/01 – Safety
(S20 refers to Grade I core competences which are applicable to roles S21, S22, S23, S24 and S25, as described in IMCA C 004)
♦ Knowledge of company health, safety,

environment and quality procedures
♦ Identification/recognition of hazards in the
workplace
♦ Knowledge of how to react to safety critical
situations and what immediate action can be
taken to minimise/eliminate them

♦ Adhere to offshore safety standards and

maintain a safe working environment

♦ Follow company procedures
♦ Implement company non-conformance

procedure for situations where procedures
are not complied with

♦ Implement corrective actions according to

the company quality management system

♦ Undertake risk assessment in the workplace
♦ Encourage safety awareness amongst less

experienced personnel

S/S20/000/02 – Emergency response
♦ Recognition of a potential or actual

emergency situation and reporting it
appropriately

♦ Report on emergency situations

The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used, with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports.
WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual.
LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. APP – Copies of performance appraisals. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations.
DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier.

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LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. Page 2 of 14 . DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. parts of the vessel and other relevant seamanship terms ♦ Supervise and lead subordinate colleagues and associated personnel ♦ Assign tasks to subordinate and associate colleagues ensuring clear understanding and satisfactory completion of tasks ♦ Monitor personal development and communicates well with senior personnel on issues of personal development ♦ Actively seek feedback and advice from experienced colleagues The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. colleagues and others ♦ Give and receive handovers at end/start of shift ♦ Maintain clear and concise logbooks and records ♦ Write concise and unambiguous reports and to handle written language effectively ♦ Communicate effectively with marine crew using the correct descriptive terms for direction. APP – Copies of performance appraisals.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S20/000/03 – Behavioural factors ♦ Identification of areas for personal improvement and how these will be met ♦ Communicate verbally and in writing with clients. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations.

basic ship handling and rights of way Knowledge of practical seamanship and basic rigging skills ♦ Estimate wind and sea states by observation ♦ Basic rigging skills The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S20/000/04 – IT skills ♦ Understanding of word processing and spreadsheet packages ♦ Print documents on local/network printers with acceptable print quality for client submission ♦ Configure peripherals for use and change/replace peripherals consumables ♦ Basic fault finding and repair ability as applied to IT systems S/S20/000/05 – Seamanship ♦ Knowledge and implications of environmental ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ conditions Working knowledge (with examples) of wind speed and sea state measurement Working knowledge of how weather conditions affect ship handling and the impact of weather on the safe handling of survey systems Knowledge of appropriate marine practice. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. APP – Copies of performance appraisals. Page 3 of 14 . DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes.

DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. APP – Copies of performance appraisals. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. storage devices ♦ Create and use a standard directory structure for file management on both online and offline systems ♦ Configure the software for use on the current projection/geodetic datum ♦ Create and configure a navigation vessel with positioning and peripheral survey sensors ♦ Create and configure a graphic display showing vessel(s) and relevant map information appropriate for the project tasks undertaken ♦ Create and configure a text display showing vessel and system information appropriate to the project tasks undertaken ♦ Create waypoints/targets ♦ Create runlines/sail-lines ♦ Fault find the system The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. plotters. printers. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S21/000/06 – Software ♦ Knowledge of installation and configuration of technical software ♦ Knowledge of directory structures and file management ♦ Fault-finding ♦ Knowledge of technical software used ♦ Prepare computer systems for software installation ♦ Install technical software packages ♦ Connect to network resources such as other workstations. Page 4 of 14 .

DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. navigation systems. survey sensors and input devices) ♦ Configure and verify all system outputs (e.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S21/000/07 – Data acquisition ♦ Understanding of data quality criteria ♦ Clear understanding of quality control ♦ Full understanding of calibration requirements and procedures of the survey systems and sensors ♦ Theory of azimuth calculations using solar or stellar observations ♦ Comply with survey specifications and procedures ♦ Identify system components and select appropriate quality control criteria ♦ Configure systems to monitor data quality ♦ Take appropriate action in cases of performance outside defined criteria ♦ Set up the entire online system (hardware and software) including survey sensors ♦ Configure/check configuration of online systems ♦ Configure logging of project data in accordance with company standards and procedures ♦ Configure and verify all system inputs (e.g. display. APP – Copies of performance appraisals.g. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. logging and recording systems) ♦ Configure and verify geodetic and datum shift parameters ♦ Calibrate vessel heading sensors against a known datum at sea and alongside ♦ Calibrate motion sensors against known datum ♦ Calibrate bathymetry systems The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. Page 5 of 14 .

LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date ♦ Process calibration data and apply results in appropriate survey system ♦ Calibrate single or dual head multi-beam echo-sounder systems ♦ Observe and compute azimuth using solar or stellar observations S/S21/000/08 – Data management ♦ Full understanding of the requirements for a data management system ♦ Full understanding of data backup and data archive processes and techniques ♦ Implement a data management system appropriate to the current survey project ♦ Create a survey logbook ♦ Backup and retrieve project data from the backup system ♦ Verify the backup and archive process is working satisfactorily ♦ Archive electronic data ♦ Label and store archive media to ensure their security ♦ Correctly prepare electronic and hardcopy data for shipment to office/another location The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. Page 6 of 14 . DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. APP – Copies of performance appraisals.

with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. Page 7 of 14 . WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. language. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S21/000/09 – Data presentation ♦ Knowledge of reporting requirements appropriate to the current project including content and format ♦ Prepare basic survey reports ♦ Produce concise survey reports using correct grammar. time series plots or calibration residual plots) ♦ Generate hardcopy and digital copy of tabular and graphical presentations for client submission and report compilation The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. APP – Copies of performance appraisals. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. terminology and notation ♦ Include basic diagrams and tables in reports ♦ Check and correct reports written by others ♦ Present and explain the results of surveys in tabular/graphic form(for example incident or DCC listings.

with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date S/S21/000/10 – Hydrography/oceanography ♦ Knowledge of the effect of tidal and water ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ column parameters on survey sensors Knowledge of sound propagation and factors affecting its application to survey observations Knowledge of tides and currents and their effect on survey operations Knowledge of and ability to compute co-tidal and co-range factors Knowledge of basic oceanography and meteorology ♦ Compute tidal and water column parameters for use within the survey system/project ♦ Undertake a water column measurement ♦ Select an appropriate propagation formula and compute sound velocity ♦ Apply sound velocity data to survey sensors and data ♦ Compute and apply tidal reduction parameters to bathymetry data by prediction from standard and secondary ports ♦ Apply tidal observations to bathymetry data S/S21/000/11 – Navigation and positioning ♦ Definition of vessel co-ordinate systems and determination of 3D offsets for all positioning and ancillary sensors ♦ Complete understanding of calibration requirements and be able to assist in calibration planning ♦ Install and set-up positioning systems ♦ Install and configure positioning systems and ensuring they are ready for use ♦ Install and set up surface navigation equipment. APP – Copies of performance appraisals. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. Page 8 of 14 . including connection of antennas and interface cables ♦ Power up and configure the navigation equipment so that it is operational ♦ Interface navigation equipment to a survey system and check that data transmission is operational ♦ Install and set up ancillary survey sensors The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations.

LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. Standard Deviation) Sound knowledge of datum transformation theory Knowledge of common datum definitions applicable to the local work area ♦ Calculate/adjust survey observations ♦ Compute basic statistics for survey observations ♦ Compute and adjust survey control ♦ Apply datum shift parameters ♦ Check that datum transformation parameters have been correctly applied The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. Page 9 of 14 . with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. ensuring adherence to sign conventions ♦ Calibrate or cross check surface positioning systems against known datum ♦ Perform positioning system comparisons ♦ Calibrate USBL systems and LBL arrays ♦ Apply calibration corrections to positioning systems ensuring adherence to sign conventions S/S21/000/12 – Co-ordinate Reference systems ♦ Understanding of the principles of ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ computation and computing survey observations Knowledge of error theory and classifications Knowledge of survey adjustment theory Knowledge of statistical theory and analysis Knowledge of standard accuracy descriptors (e. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. Standard Error.g. APP – Copies of performance appraisals.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: S21 – Surveyor Grade I Knowledge Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date Signature Date ♦ Rig and deploy acoustic transponders to the seabed ♦ Safely recover acoustic transponders ♦ Enter offset data into a survey system.

WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. APP – Copies of performance appraisals.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: Knowledge S21 – Surveyor Grade I Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. Signature Date Page 10 of 14 . DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports.

DRILLS – Exercises carried out to test response situations.IMCA Competence Assessment Portfolio – May 2012 AB Role: Knowledge S21 – Surveyor Grade I Name: Ability Start Date in Current Role: Assessment Method/ Documentary Evidence Assessed Signature Verified Date The following are some of the types of evidence that can be used. WT – Witness testimonies – signed observations of work carried out by the individual. Signature Date Page 11 of 14 . APP – Copies of performance appraisals. with suggested abbreviations: EOT – End of trip reports. DEMO – Demonstration to Assessor/Verifier. WR – Work records and examples of work completed by the individual. LOG – Completed logbooks and CVs/resumes.

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