More about the TSTS Course:

The CITB TSTS (Tunnelling Safety Training Scheme) course has been specifically designed by CITB to train those who will be working in the high risk construction environment of tunnelling.


Delegates will be taught all about the different aspects of tunnelling, including what the working environment will be like and what hazards are specific to tunnelling that delegates could encounter.

At the end of the course, delegates will be aware of specific legislation and standards; the principles of risk assessment and risk management specific to tunnelling; know what PPE is required for working in tunnels and what occupational and safety hazards they will encounter when working in a tunnelling environment.


This one-day course will be taught by our CITB-accredited trainers.

  • CITB TSTS Course Content:
  • Working in tunnels as confined spaces
  • Surface works and shafts
  • Tunnel construction
  • Tunnelling plant and equipment
  • Control of underground plant during tunnelling operations
  • Emergency arrangements
  • Occupational health

Assessment / Certificate:

Delegates will be assessed continually throughout the day, interaction during the course is expected.  They will also have to take and pass a 25 multiple-choice question exam paper.

The exam lasts for 30 minutes and must be completed within this time.

The pass mark for the exam is 72%.

Successful delegates will be issued with a certificate that lasts for three years.

Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for the TSTS course, although all candidates must have a good understanding of both written and spoken English.


Employers in the construction industry can apply for grants to put towards the cost of training.

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