SA002 – Underground Safety

This accreditation is one mandatory unit over a one day course that covers gas testing and cover lifting.

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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 11th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 25th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 8th NovDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 22nd NovDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 6th DecDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Tadley, Hampshire

Course name: SA002 - Underground SafetyDate(s) of course: Mon 20th DecDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Overview

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
working underground
4. Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good
practice
5. Know the hazards of working in underground chambers or structures
6. Know how to carry out cover lifting safely

Streetworks

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.

Confined Spaces

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.

Course Content

1.1. Identify the hazards and risks associated with the working area and the proposed work.
1.2. Work in a way which maintains health and safety and is consistent with relevant legislation and industry good practice.
1.3. Use correct personal protective equipment (PPE).
1.4. Undertake equipment and tool safety checks.
1.5. Carry out work to minimise environmental damage.
2.1 Carry out a site-specific risk assessment
2.2 Use safe method adopted by industry for testing gas in chambers and operational buildings.
2.3 Use testing tools and equipment in accordance with work instructions.
2.4 Check condition of gas testing tools and equipment.
2.5 Perform gas and water test safely.
3.1 Use correct manual handling methods.
3.2 Use tools and equipment used in the industry for lifting covers from joint boxes and manholes safely.
3.3 Remove and replace joint box and carriageway covers safely.
3.4 Use utility prints to aid in the location of chambers.
4.1 Outline the key health and safety legislation and industry good practice.
4.2 Outline the key health and safety regulations that need to be observed when working underground.
4.3 Describe how to use and maintain tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment.
4.4 Outline the emergency planning procedures relevant to the work area.
5.1 State the dangers when entering underground chambers or structures.
5.2 Outline the equipment used by industry for detecting gas.
5.3 Describe what needs to be done if gas is found.
5.4 State the types of gases.
5.5 State safe working in locations which, potentially, have hazardous gas.
5.6 Outline the reporting requirements where gas has been found.
5.7 Outline the requirements for water testing.
5.8 Describe how to keep own safety and safety of others.
6.1 State how to manage the risks associated with cover lifting.
6.2 State how to avoid injury to operatives and the public.
6.3 Outline the different covers used.
6.4 Describe how to identify polluted water in underground structures in line with environmental requirements.
6.5 State how to avoid damage to underground apparatus.

Course Details

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements and Smart Awards will not restrict access on the grounds of prior academic attainment, age, employment, geographic location, or any other grounds. There are no barriers that restrict access or progression, thereby promoting equality. It is expected however that learners will have a level of literacy adequate to cope with both the theory and practical assessments.

Assessment

The course includes both practical and theory assessment.

  • Practical Assessment
  • Theory/Multiple choice questions

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