The International Tunnelling Insurance Group (ITIG) comprises representatives from insurance companies, the tunnelling industry and other industry bodies including the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), British Tunnelling Society (BTS) and International Association of Engineering Insurers (IMIA). ITA has a MoU with ITIG and is working closely with them on the following topic. The Tunnel Code of Practice was first launched in 2006 and then subsequently released as a 2nd Edition in 2012 incorporating official acknowledgement by both the ITA and IMIA.
With nearly 15 years of experience since the first publication of the “The Joint Code of Practice for Risk Management of Tunnel Works in the UK”, the ITIG has been re-energised with the aim of reviewing the penetration and effectiveness of the Code(s) around the world. To assist in this process the ITIG have released a short survey seeking feedback on the application and experience of the Code (or other risk management approaches). The survey will be live as at 1st February 2018 for a period of 5 weeks, and can be accessed via the following link (along with instructions of how to complete the questionnaire):
Once the responses to the survey have been reviewed, the ITIG will consider whether any revisions to the Code are required or appropriate. Preliminary areas for consideration include separating the principle of the Code from the detail, adding a section on Instrumentation and Monitoring, recognising the role of BIM and more closely aligning the Code with other recognised risk standards (e.g. ISO 31000).
We request your support in this important exercise. I attach a short briefing note from the ITIG.
On behalf of ITA Executive Council