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European forum of road tunnel safety officers

Lyon, 4-5 November 2009

  • Wednesday-Thursday, 4-5 November 2009
  • Lyon - France

The EU Directive 2004/54/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans-European road network has introduced the Safety Officer as a new player in charge of coordinating all preventive and safeguard measures to ensure the safety of users and operational staff. During the last 2-3 years, Safety Officers have been appointed throughout Europe and have started to perform their tasks to improve road tunnel safety. While a number of questions are not completely answered regarding this new position and the related activities, few exchanges of experience have been possible yet, due to the dispersal of the Safety Officers and the lack of appropriate means, apart from a few national groups.

This is the reason why the Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (COSUF) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), in cooperation with the Technical Committee on Road Tunnel Operation (C4) of the World Road Association (PIARC) have organised a European Forum of Road Tunnel Safety Officers for sharing questions and exchanging experience.

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SpeakerMember StateTheme
Didier LacroixCOSUF vice-chairmanWelcome by ITA-COSUFpdf(833 kB)
Pierre SchmitzPIARC C4 chairmanThe PIARC technical committee C4pdf(855 kB)
Evert WormSafety officer for the Dutch state-owned tunnelsThe Safety Officerspdf(795 kB)
Damien TilletFranceFrench Tunnel Safety Officerspdf(136 kB)
Cesar Perez DelgadoSpainGeneralitat de Catalunya -tunnel Safety Officerpdf(3 MB)
Evert Worm Netherlands Forum Safety Officerspdf(635 kB)
Bernt FreiholtzSwedenThe Safety Officer role in Sweden according to the dir 2004-54pdf(2 MB)
Bruno KlimmerAustriaASFINAG Austrian Tunnel Safety Organizationpdf(910 kB)
Per Ivar OstensenNorwaySafety officers Norwaypdf(6 MB)
Ales LeblCzek republicRoad and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republicpdf(513 kB)
Peter ArchUnited KingdomTunnel Safety Officer UK Perspectivepdf(52 kB)
André SteinSafety officer for LuxembourgUnderstanding of cooperation with emergency servicespdf(2 MB)
Gilles ArnaudetSafety Officer for the ESCOTA tunnelsTraining of operational staff and emergency servicespdf(313 kB)
Les Fielding MIFIreE, MIFSM Fire Safety and Planning Advisor, Safety officerSignificant Incidentpdf(679 kB)
Arnold DixScientist & Lawyer, Professor of Engineering & Medicine, AustraliaLegal Aspects Independence and Responsibilitiespdf(20 MB)
Andrea Mordasini Lombardi SA, Switzerland, Safety officer for the Mont Blanc and Frejus tunnelsKeeping the safety documentation updatedpdf(320 kB)
Alain Picard Anything but a conclusionpdf(2 MB)

Agendapdf(91 kB)

List of participantspdf(77 kB)