ITIG: Tunnel Code of Practice Questionnaire

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 International Tunnelling Insurance Group (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 has 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).

The ITIG comprises representatives from insurance companies, the tunnelling industry and other industry bodies including the International Tunnelling Association (ITA), British Tunnelling Society (BTS) and International Association of Engineering Insurers (IMIA). The download button below will provide further information on the group.

We request your support in this important exercise.

Mark Leggett

BTS Chair