On completion of this apprenticeship, Tunnel Operatives can have core information of:

  • the rules of well being, security, welfare and environmentally accountable work practices and the way they should be utilized in relation to the work, to others and to private and occupational well being
  • the completely different tunnelling processes and/or strategies; hand tunnelling, machine tunnelling, pipejacking, sprayed concrete lining, shaft sinking and drill and blast; inherent hazards and related dangers
  • trendy applied sciences linked to completely different tunnelling processes and/or strategies
  • sustainable practices in tunnelling and the environmental impression related to tunnelling operations and the completely different tunnelling methodologies
  • the duties beneath present laws, (together with Well being and Security at Work Act, Provision and Use of Office Gear, Working at Top Laws, Lifting Operations and Lifting Gear Laws, Handbook Dealing with Operations Laws) and official steering, (danger assessments, technique statements and producers steering), to undertake work
  • the completely different merchandise and chemical compounds utilized in tunnelling operations, the place to acquire the related data concerning protected use and disposal and the necessity to observe COSHH assessments
  • the right way to talk with others and observe organisational procedures to evolve to productive work practices together with sustainability
  • the right way to help tunnelling operations together with the duties and duties of different members of the tunnelling group
  • the right way to interpret kinds of data, drawings, technique statements, danger assessments, producers’ data, briefings, work schedules and specs significantly when assembling and positioning sources and elements together with loading and off-loading automobiles
  • how constructing data modelling helps tunnelling operations
  • the right way to direct, information and management the motion and operation of tunnelling plant, equipment and automobiles
  • the protected strategies to maneuver, raise, deal with and retailer tunnelling supplies, sources and elements
  • the precise necessities for conducting lifting operations and the right way to verify related plant, equipment, lifting equipment and gear and take care of unserviceable plant, equipment and gear
  • the right way to adjust to high quality necessities related to tunnelling operations
  • the right way to set up, function, preserve and take away tunnelling plant, equipment and gear
  • the right way to determine excavated soils and soil sorts and recognise adjustments in geology whereas tunnelling
  • the rules and practices of working at peak and the usage of entry gear
  • the right way to react in a tunnelling emergency together with self-rescue or escape to a refuge utilizing respiratory and re-breathing equipment
  • occupational well being dangers within the tunnelling atmosphere


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