Webinar: Dangerous Goods in Tunnels

Date: Thursday, 12 September 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEST
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will give you an overview of a recent Austroads project examining the passage of dangerous good through Australasian road tunnels and a brief overview of continuing studies on this topic.

Dangerous goods are items or substances which are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment such as petrol, liquefied petroleum gas, paints, pesticides and acids.

The transport of dangerous goods carries some inherent risk but that banning dangerous goods from tunnels can shift this risk to other areas that may increase the overall risk profile and have an economic impact.

Austroads has recently published a report that proposes an approach which allows road managers to compare the societal benefits of using a road tunnel or another surface route across a complete journey. It also provides information on the application of design methods to reduce risks.

You’ll learn about:

  • the background of the project
  • a standardised methodology to guide the assessment of risk and the variations between existing tunnels and tunnels entering the design phase
  • current national and international practice
  • the next stage of the study.

Join in a live Q&A with our expert panel to have your questions answered.

Presented by Nigel Casey and Bruce Dandie

Nigel Casey is the Manager, Tunnel Technology at Transport for NSW and the Austroads Project Manager for this project. His role involves defining technical delivery requirements, as well as overseeing delivery and subsequent operation of road tunnels in NSW. Nigel represents Austroads as a corresponding member of the World Road Association, Road Tunnel Operations Committee, is currently chair of the NSW branch of the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS), and was chair of the ATS Conference in 2017.

Bruce Dandie has more than 30 years experience in the design and management of multidiscipline projects both in Australia and around the world. He has been involved in the documentation of numerous World Road Association (PIARC) reports, Austroads guidelines, Technical Papers and technical magazine articles. Bruce has also been a member of PIARC Working Group 3.3, ATS representative on the Austroads Road Tunnels Task Force, and an alternate member for Technical Committee NFPA 130.

No charge but registration is essential.

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