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Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme (TSTS)

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Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme Course (TSTS)

We are now able to offer the following courses, either at one of our training centres or at your premises:
Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme (TSTS) card, accredited by the CITB
Level 2 Award in Tunnel Entry and Associated Emergency Procedures (TEEPS – City & Guilds 6151-02) - for those who already have their TSTS card and require this additional training

We can run each on consecutive days at your premesis and we offer a discount when booking both courses.


Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme Course (TSTS)

Our Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme (TSTS) is a 1 day course for those who work in the tunnel construction industry. The course covers all the different safety aspects of the industry, the associated working environment, and some of the potential hazards that they may face working on a tunnelling site.

The development of this course was an industry led solution supported by CITB, TunnelSkills and the British Tunnelling Society (BTS).

Delegates will learn:

  • Tunnel construction methods, and the operations conducted within this phase and their impact on the environment
  • The health, safety and occupational health hazards and risks in the tunnelling environment
  • Legislation and standards relating to tunnelling and procedures in the tunnelling environment, including confined spaces, exclusion zones and emergencies
  • Risk assessments and risk management
  • What is expected of them by way of safe conduct and behaviour whilst working in a tunnelling environment
  • Delegates are continually assessed throughout the course with short multiple choice written papers in order to measure attainment of objectives.


  • Duration – 1 day
  • Assessment – written multiple choice paper
  • Instructor / candidate ratio – 1:16
  • Award alignment - CITB
  • Accreditation - CITB
  • Lifespan - 3 years


A course for up to 16 candidates costs £2,400 plus VAT.

If you would like to book both this and the TEEPS course on consecutive days, the total cost for both for up to 10 candidates is £3,500 + VAT.

Please call for a bespoke quote for larger volumes.


On completion of this course delegates will:

  • Be aware of legislation and standards specific to tunnelling
  • Know the health, safety and occupational hazards and PPE requirements in the tunnelling environment
  • Be able to understand risk assessment principles and risk management practice in a tunnelling environment, and how these risks are identified and communicated
  • Know the generic operations taking place within portals, shaft top and pit bottom areas, and their relevance to the tunnelling operation
  • Appreciate the basic principles of tunnel construction, tunnelling methods, and their inherent risks, and how each method is influenced by ground types
  • understand the hazards and the controls required with plant, equipment and services in tunnelling operations.
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