Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group

The Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group aims to transform the health and safety performance of UK tunnelling works.

Actions taken to date by the Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group include:

  • Creation of a Terms of Reference
  • Appointment of a representative to the BS6164 review committee
  • Creation of a Working Group tasked with producing site safety videos and information
  • Involvement in the development of the latest National Occupational Standards relating to tunnelling. These form the basis of many training schemes for the industry
  • Lobbying CITB to introduce a behavioural safety course for all staff and to improve behavioural elements of the Site Safety Plus suite of courses

Planned actions:

  • Make improvements to the ITA Safe Working in Tunnelling booklet and provide a single voice for the Tunnel Clients
  • Create a portal for sharing information on safety issues and incidents with the aim of avoiding repetition on other projects

The Terms of Reference for the Transforming Tunnelling Safety Steering Group can be downloaded here via the Download button below