The SA002 Underground Safety course will teach you how to identify the hazards and potential risks involved in working safely on or in proximity to underground structures and operational buildings.
What will you learn?
This accreditation is one mandatory unit over a one day course which covers gas testing and cover lifting. Learners are provided with the knowledge and skills to identify the hazards and potential risks involved in working safely on or in proximity to underground structures and operational buildings.
This accreditation particularly is aimed at those individuals who undertake work in a telecommunication (or similar utility) environment. It also enables learners to gain knowledge of compliance with Health and Safety legislation. This accreditation tests learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding of dangers associated with these works and the safety precautions required while working in the underground network.
This accreditation requires that individuals involved in gas testing in the network are suitably assessed and accredited to industry and national standards. They must also hold the appropriate Street Works Card in line with the requirements of New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991.
Underground Safety Course Learning Objectives
1. Be able to work safely
2. Be able to carry out gas testing safely
3. Be able to demonstrate safe methods of testing for lifting covers before
4. Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good
5. Know the hazards of working in underground chambers or structures
6. Know how to carry out cover lifting safely
Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.
This accreditation does not qualify an individual to enter a confined space. Those individuals who need to enter confined spaces MUST hold appropriate accreditation / accreditation to enter confined spaces. Any references made in this material to confined spaces are for information only and to make learners aware of the risks and presence of gases that may also be present in confined spaces.