BTS focus on health and safety Oct 2011
Booking is now open for the British Tunnelling Society's annual Underground Health and Safety Course.
The course has been developed to focus exclusively on the underground environment and aims to provide an introduction to, or enhance a basic knowledge and awareness of the particular health and safety challenges that working underground can pose.
The two-day course takes place 9am-5pm on Monday 28 November and Tuesday 29 November at the Institution of Civil Engineers in Great George Street, London. Places, which include lunch, cost £90 for BTS members and employees of corporate member organizations, or £130 for non members.
PDF course details and booking form.
Monday 28 November (DAY 1) Underground Risks
Health and welfare for underground workers - noise, dust, heat, pollution, harmful gases
Occupational health programmes - medicals, drugs and alcohol, ongoing surveillance
Emergency response
Compressed air usage
Underground Safety Passports, competence, NVQs
Debate on safety management philosophies
Tuesday 29 November (DAY 2) Underground Safety
Safety management and maintenance of underground machinery including TBMs, locos, rolling stock, conveyors
Electrical safety - supply systems, management, safe usage
CDM regulations as applied to design and construction of underground work
Use of explosives underground
Joint Code of Risk Management for underground works
Safety management and leadership programmes
Environmental impacts/ sustainability issues
Course review and candidates assessment
British Tunnelling Society

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