Sprayed concrete applications are one of the most essential activities in underground construction. Appropriately trained and certified operators are of vital importance. A poor application technique not only generates unnecessary material waste through rebound and overspraying, poor quality but can also compromise the structural integrity of the site, and thus jeopardise safety. The EFNARC Nozzle operator Certification Scheme is an answer to the construction industry’s need to have a neutral and objective procedure for sprayed concrete Nozzle operator certification.
The Nozzle operator Certification Scheme operates through experienced and trained Examiners who facilitates a training course for Nozzlemen.
The Nozzleman course includes concrete theory together with an online exam to guarantee an objective assessment. Cutting-edge virtual reality training is provided through our simulator providers. Practical spraying experience and practical assessment is another important part of the course.
The Examiner himself has a wide experience of underground construction and sprayed concrete and has been independently accredited by EFNARC through attendance at an Examiner course.
The scheme is currently limited to wet, robotic sprayed concrete and has been developed primarily for international experts.
On behalf of EFNARC, the International Centre for Geotechnics and Underground Construction (CUC) is offering courses for the certification of the Nozzleman Examiner and the Nozzleman.