Guide Tunnelling (Australia): Specific Hazards, Risks and Control Measures – Caissons Mobile App
Caissons are used when sinking shafts in very soft or wet ground conditions.
How does it work?
This method is suitable for shafts generally larger than bored shafts. The shaft remains fully supported and lined for its entire length. Caissons may be pressurised in certain circumstances with compressed air to provide temporary ground support and reduce water entry at the shaft bottom. Control measures should be implemented to eliminate or minimise, so far as is reasonably practicable, the risks associated with caissons. The Guide Tunnelling (Australia): Specific Hazards, Risks and Control Measures – Caissons mobile app cover specific hazards, risks and control measures for caissons. This app is part of a collection of Guide Tunnelling (Australia) apps. Download them all for free!