Sprayed concrete applications are one of the most essential
activities in underground construction. The nozzleman has
significant influence during the last production step of the
sprayed concrete; controlling the quality of the sprayed concrete
and also the economical outcome for the contractor.
EFNARC is the first organisation to develop guidelines for the
Certification of Nozzlemen for wet sprayed concrete application
which is most common in underground constructions.
On behalf of EFNARC the International Centre for Geotechnics
and Underground Construction (CUC) is offering Examiner
Assessment and Accreditation for the Nozzleman Certification Scheme.
The EFNARC Nozzleman Certification Scheme is not a Training Course; it will only offer certification to Nozzlemen who have
already gained the necessary experience and can demonstrate
their technical knowledge and practical ability. The Scheme has
been developed in recognition that the Construction Industry
requires a means of identifying expert Nozzlemen. The Scheme is currently limited to wet, robotic sprayed concrete and has been
developed primarily for the European market, although it will have
a wider application.
The Scheme will operate through National Examiners who will
assess Nozzlemen for their theoretical and practical skills at their workplace. The first stage of the scheme is to identify and accredit suitable Examiners through the attendance of an EFNARC
Examiner Assessment Course. Nozzleman Certification will follow
the successful accreditation of Examiners.
Examiner Assessment is a two and a half day course starting at 2.00 pm on day 1. Participants should arrive at their designated hotel in time for a mid-day pickup.