BS 6164:2019 Health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry. Code of practice

BS 6164:2019

Health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : October 2019



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What is this standard about?

It deals with the safety of those engaged in the tunnelling process and of those who could be affected by it.

Who is this standard for?

Everyone involved in tunnelling projects.

Why should you use this standard?

It makes recommendations for and gives guidance on health and safety practices in shaft sinking and tunnel construction.

It includes health and safety recommendations that are also relevant to cut-and-cover tunnelling, immersed tube tunnels and other forms of underground construction as well as to the maintenance, renovation and repair of shafts and tunnels.

NOTE: The recommendations is this standard are not intended to apply to the construction of shafts or tunnels for the purpose of mineral extraction.

What’s changed since the last update?

 This British Standard replaces BS 6164:2011, which is withdrawn. The revision takes into account the advances in technology and equipment available to the tunnelling industry as well as new techniques and the effect of changes in legislation and guidance relating to health and safety and environmental matters.

Standard NumberBS 6164:2019
TitleHealth and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry. Code of practice
Publication Date29 October 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 4727-1 Group 01:1983, BS EN 206:2013+A1:2016, BS 6100-3:2007, BS 5975:2008+A1:2011, BS 6031:2009, BS 6387:2013, BS 5607:2017, BS 638-4, BS 476-22, BS 6724, BS 476-21, BS 476-4, BS 5045, BS 4363, BS 5930, BS 5306-3, BS 6657, BS 7375, BS EN 3-10, BS 7430, BS 7671, BS 476-20, BS EN 169, BS 7835, BS 8460, BS EN 352, BS EN 377, BS 8467, BS 638-5, BS 7863, BS 5911-1, BS EN 166, BS 638-7, BS 4211, BS 7121-1, BS 7121-5, BS 5306-8, BS 1129
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 13850:2006, BS 9990:2015, Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2016, PAS 8811, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, BS EN 60204-1, Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, BS EN 60079-11, Work in Compressed Air Regulations 1996, Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000, BS 8081, BS EN 1127-1, BS EN 60079-0, BS 5266-1, BS 6841, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, BS EN ISO 13850, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Mines and Quarries Act 1954, BS 5958-1, BS EN 60079-7, BS 5228-2, BS EN 1889-1, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, BS EN 458, BS EN 60079-1, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
ReplacesBS 6164:2011
Draft Superseded By19/30340390 DC
DescriptorsConstruction operations, Tunnelling, Maintenance, Excavating, Accident prevention, Tunnelling equipment, Equipment safety, Repair, Trenches, Safety measures, Occupational safety, Safety devices, Tunnels
ISBN978 0 580 94022 4
File Size9.594 MB

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