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European forum of road tunnel safety officers

Brussels, 18 January 2012

  • Wednesday, 18 January 2012
  • Brussels

The EU Directive 2004/54/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans-European road network has created the position of tunnel Safety Officer. After transposition of the Directive by Member States during the two following years, Safety Officers have been appointed throughout Europe and have started to perform tThe EU Directive 2004/54/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the trans-European road network has created the position of Tunnel Safety Officer. After transposition
of the Directive by Member States during the two following years, Safety Officers have been appointed throughout Europe and have started to perform their tasks to improve road tunnel safety.

A first European Forum of Road Tunnel Safety Officers was held in Lyon on 4-5 November 2009 and gathered more than 40 Safety Officers from 16 countries. Among other conclusions, it was wished that such forums should be held on a regular basis and that the next forum should be at least partially dedicated to discussing “guidelines” as a complement to the Safety Officers’ tasks and
functions prescribed in the Directive.

This is the reason why the Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities (COSUF) of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is organising the second European Forum of Road Tunnel Safety Officers, in co-operation with the European Commission and the World Road Association (PIARC).heir tasks to improve road tunnel safety.

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Presentations
Speaker Organisation Theme
Johan W. Bosch TSO Rijkswaterstaat Delft University of Technology How to manage the (increasing) complexity of our safety systems?
Marius Hofseth Norwegian Public Roads Administration Tunnel Safety Audits in Norway
Alain Picard Groupe APRR - France Introduction and reminder of lessons learnt from 1st forum
André Stein Direction Pontes et Chausses, Gouvernement du Luxembourg Focus on an important part of the safety documentation
Bernt Freiholtz Trafikverkert - Swedish Transport Administration How to define a continuous process to improve safety?
Hélène Mongeot CETU, France How to define “Minimal Operating Requirements”?
Joaquim Ollé SGS TECNOS, Barcelona Coordination with emergency services
Didier Lacroix ITA COSUF ITA COSUF Mission Statement
Annexes

Invitation 

Press release

Summary