safety & workmanship

Piling & Foundation Specialists Federation


The PileSafe® Rig Operators License Course has been approximately 5 years in the making with the first  course delivered late in 2020. Presently the PFSF has licensed one RTO in QLD and one in NSW to deliver the training course. RTOs in the remaining states will be licensed in the coming months. The course comprises three components, a Theory/Base knowledge course, a logbook “in the seat” component and a Practical Assessment.  Click on the following link  for further course information; PileSafe® Rig Operators License Course

Piling & Ground Improvement Conference (November 2022)

The second joint conference of the Piling and Foundation Specialists Federation (PFSF) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), at the historic International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney, is rescheduled for November 16-18, 2022. The conference will promote all aspects of deep foundations, retention and ground improvement works. Sessions will cover design, testing, construction, ground improvement, risk and project delivery practices, challenging project case studies, and developments and innovations.

Complimentary Paper
To whet your appetite, Slav Tchepak, P.Eng., technical program committee chair, has selected a paper from the proceedings that you can read now: “Effective Specifications Related to Performance and Materials Construction and Stability Risks for Fluid Supported Deep Excavations and Their Effects on Design Parameters,” by Martin D. Larisch, Jacobs NZ Ltd.  CompPaperDFIPFSF2022

Registration Information  PFSF-DFI 2022 Sydney Piling & Ground Improvement Website