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Quantitative risk assessment model for dangerous goods transport through road tunnels

Paris (France), 1st February 2007
Verneuil-en-Halatte (France), 2 & 5 February 2007

Seminar and Training Courses organised by the PIARC Technical Committee C3.3 Working Group 2: Management of tunnel safety and Ineris.

General programme

Seminar (1st February)

The seminar provided an introduction to the DG-QRA Model developed by PIARC and the OECD to evaluate the risks of dangerous goods transport through road tunnels.

Topics: the background to the development of the DG-QRA, an overview of the new ADR regulations and associated risk assessment requirements, and a description of the technical capabilities of the software.

Case studies have been presented for a number of countries.

Language: English

Seminar programme

Registration to the seminar

List of participants

Training sessions (2 and 5 February)

Introduction to and hands-on experience of using the QRA Model to study practical tunnel applications.

Language: English

The registration fee of this training session did not include the supply of QRAM software.

Training session programme

Registration to the training session

Presentations made during the Seminar held on 1st February

Background to the development of the DG-QRA (Didier Lacroix, C3.3 Chair)

Overview of new ADR regulation (Judith Critchley, UK)

Overview of the DG-QRAM (non technical) (Emmanuel Ruffin, France)

French framework for use of the DG-QRAM (Nelson Goncalves, France)

Case study - France (Philippe Pons, France)

Case study - UK (Robin Hall, UK)

Case study - Austria (Katharina Botschek, Austria)

Case study - Czech Republic (Ludvik Sajtar, Czech Republic)

Future developments, training and user support (Robin Hall, UK)