Conditions and concepts for qualifying and testing the arrangement of a user-friendly workplace in tunnel construction (model plan tunnel construction teaching and test institute)

Project No. BG28 #012


completed 04/1997


Tunnel construction and specialised underground work are characterised by a high risk of accidents as well as unfavourable working conditions. A large number of unskilled workers are employed at the building sites concerned. Goal: increasing work safety by better qualification of employees in tunnel- and specialised underground construction


Definition and quantification of safety and health risks; definition of target groups; putting together educational concepts and learning programmes; carrying out training and further training events


Establishing the layout for teaching folios; catalogue of requirements concerning the methodological and didactical aspects of structuring classes; the seminars "general tunnel construction", "working with explosives underground", "air-placed concrete technology", "working under high atmospheric pressure conditions", "transportation in tunnel construction", "safety in tunnel construction work" successfully carried out

Last Update:

22 Aug 2000


Financed by:
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung
  • Wissenschaft
  • Forschung und Technologie (BMBF)
  • Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft
  • München
Research institution(s):
  • Studiengesellschaft für unterirdische Verkehrsanlagen
  • Köln
  • Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft
  • München
  • Ruhr-Universität
  • Bochum
  • Technische Universität München

construction industry

Type of hazard:

Gestaltung von Arbeit und Technik, Qualifizierung/Aus- und Weiterbildung


Arbeitnehmer, Qualitätssicherung, Bildung

Description, key words:

Qualification of employees involved in underground work