The safe operation of a road tunnel requires a consideration of its organisation, procedures, management, training and equipment. These facets should ideally be integrated into an operating manual which should provide the fundamental basis for the management of a tunnel. The operating manual should include a description of the tunnel organisation, roles and responsibilities of tunnel staff, norms and referenced documents, control plans, procedures and a register of assets and equipment.
A key aspect of tunnel operation is the management of safety and the control of risks, including traffic management, speed restrictions and diversions. All tunnels require periodic upgrading and maintenance of their infrastructure and equipment, and the proper planning and implementation of such work is an essential component of tunnel operations. Regular staff training and emergency exercises should ensure quick and effective responses from tunnel staff and the emergency services in case of a tunnel incident.
We have extensive knowledge of all aspects of tunnel operation, and can assist tunnel operators and others involved in the management of tunnels in order to deliver a safe and cost-effective service to the motoring public. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.