As a pile driving inspector, it is important that you know and recognize the various components of the pile driving system. In many cases, it is part of your responsibility to verify that the proper equipment is on site, that it operates properly, and that it is not damaged. Below is a diagram, as well as a checklist, of the components that make up the pile driving system. Note that some specifications described in the following content may not be the same as the specifications followed by your agency. Always check with your State agency’s standards and specifications when using these guidelines.