Collect Evidence

It is important to begin gathering evidence as soon as possible after identifying suitable projects for use in assessment. Typical projects that are required for Surveyor framework assessment include:

  • minor set-out
  • topographic
  • volume
  • horizontal control
  • vertical control and
  • general work practices

Documentary evidence needed to support the assessment process may include communications with clients; search and background information; compliance with company procedures and or quality systems; field records (hand written and electronic); calculation and analysis files; drafting and other output checks; output plans, models and reports; and communication of results.

Collecting evidence should mainly mean copying existing work documents and files to produce a portfolio of evidence to use in your CERs or Oral Presentation.

Each of the selected projects can be used to address both the specific descriptors related to that project type, and be used to demonstrate competence in many of the more general descriptors. As an example, a good topographic survey can be used to claim components of units 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Surveyor framework, depending on the complexity of the project. Most components of the framework can be demonstrated in relation to the typical projects.