Issue 34 – December 2011
Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry BS 6164:2011 gives guidance on health and safety practices in shaft sinking and tunnel construction.
This revised Standard takes into account the advances in technology and equipment that are available to the tunnelling industry. BS 6164 also reflects new techniques and the effect of changes in legislation and guidance on health, safety, and environmental matters.
The Standard is for everyone involved in tunnelling projects and addresses the safety of both those engaged in the tunnelling process and those who could be affected by it.