As part of its strategy to develop collaboration with other Committees of the International Tunnelling Association , ITA-CET recently teamed up with ITA COSUF (Committee on Operational Safety of Underground Facilities) within the scope of a training session organised in Argentina.
This one-day session focused on the "Management of User Safety in Underground Railway Facilities" and was held on 5th September 2018, within the scope of the 8th "Tunnelling and Underground Space Days" organised by the Argentinian Tunnelling Association (AATES).
The two Committees worked together to establish the programme of this training session, which examined topics such as safety principles for railway and metro tunnels, lessons learnt from past tunnel incidents, the role and main features of safety equipment, the main actors, roles and responsibilities in terms of safety, safety documentation, crisis preparation and maintenance requirements.
Roland Leucker, past chairman of ITA COSUF, lectured alongside Hugo Rocha (São Paulo Metro, Brazil) and Peter Reinke (HBI Haerter).
The ITACET Foundation organised the logistic aspects of this event which gathered over 90 participants.