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Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme (TSTS)

This course is for you if you are involved in the tunnel construction industry as a member of the workforce, to help you understand a variety of different health and safety aspects of the industry, the associated working environment and some of the potential hazards you 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). From concept through to delivery, contractors, clients and providers have been consulted, often with direct input into development.

Prior to the launch of the course a pilot was held with major stakeholders. Read their testimonials (331KB, PDF).

This one day course covers the following topic areas:

  • Entry into a tunnel environment
  • Surface works and shafts
  • Tunnel construction
  • Tunnelling plant and equipment
  • Control of underground plant during tunnelling operations
  • Emergency arrangements
  • Occupational Health

Find out more about becoming approved to deliver this course.

Further information about this course is available in the Scheme Rules.

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