SA002 Underground Safety Specification

Smart Awards Courses

Course Details

  • Cost:

    From £175 + VAT

  • Category:

    Smart Awards Course

  • Tags:

    Smart Awards, Underground Safety, Gas Testing, Cover Lifting, Underground Structures, Operational Buildings

  • Duration:

    1 Day Course

Course Description

This accreditation covers Gas Testing and Cover Lifting. It provides learners 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.

Course content

  • Be able to work safely
  • Be able to carry out gas testing safely
  • Be able to demonstrate safe methods of testing for lifting covers before working underground
  • Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Know the hazards of working in underground chambers or structures
  • Know how to carry out cover lifting safety


This accreditation is available to anyone over the age of 16 who is capable of reaching the required standard. There are no barriers that restrict access or progression thereby promoting equal opportunity. It is expected however that learners will have a level of literacy adequate to cope with the assessment.

Expectations at level 2

Achievement reflects ability to select and use relevant knowledge, ideas, skills and procedures to complete well-defined tasks and address straightforward problems. It includes taking responsibility for completing tasks and procedures and exercising autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance.