Welcome to the Fire Protection and Safety in Tunnels Conference. We have now filled our programme and have a great agenda lined up. We explore the hottest topics of the insurance industry chosen by you.

For more information on the event programme, please contact our conference producer

Abi Jeyakumar

+44 (0) 207 936 6621


    • 12:30 - 13:15
      • Arrival and Registration

        The construction focus day will look at the construction stage of tunnelling on an interactive level with workshops to provoke discussion and network with industry experts and visit a real life tunnel-site.

      • 13:15 - 13:30
        • Chair

          Tony Cash – International President, Rail Industry Fire Association (UK)

        Workshop Day Chair's Opening Address

      • 13:30 - 14:30
        • Past Speaker

          Graham Green – President, Institute of Fire Safety Managers (UK)

        Workshop: Construction fire safety through the eye of a fire safety practitioner - Exploring a real life example of how to plan and implement fire safety arrangements for the construction stage whilst

        The process of building a tunnel is one that needs intensive collaboration, integration of knowledge and time. Being such an important stage, it needs to have thorough research and planning to make sure that resources are used efficiently. Guidance is taken from a real life example of a time a construction team collaborated together using best practice to produce a safe and protected tunnel to avoid future risks whilst also complying with the regulatory standards.

      • 14:30 - 15:30
        • Speaker

          Pierre Pimienta – Vice Head of Division - Safety, Structures and Fire Direction, CSTB

        Workshop: How best to enhance existing working relationships with peers to ensure tunnels are safe and protected to the maximum?

        The idea of collaboration is vital. This industry is about sharing information, learning from past mistakes and ensuring experiences are shared to avoid future disasters. Effectively, there is a common goal to keep tunnel stakeholders safe and protected wherever possible. However, the complexity can be challenged. With Europe being such a large continent, there are language barriers, cultural differences and communication issues which need to overcome.

      • 15:30 - 18:30
        • Site Visit - Arna Tunnel, Bergen

          We're delighted to offer a site visit to the Arna Tunnel in Bergen, participants will have be given a presentation on the tunnel and will visit the construction site to see the creation of the tunnel live and will have the chance to explore the first 800 meters of this exciting development.