'Kicking the can down the road’ – is tunnelling ready to address its fatigue risks?


Research conducted on Tideway with stakeholders who work in tunnelling suggests that current shift patterns and working arrangements in the sector are problematic: but addressing this is difficult given cost constraints, tight deadlines and the choices workers make to suit their personal circumstances. Tideway has thrown down the gauntlet by specifying that tunnelling shifts on the project must not exceed ten hours.

Tunnelling Journal, (June/July 2019), pp. 28 - 31.