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Nov 18

Case Study: Waterview Tunnel NZ

Author:Ash Natesh

David Barron, Operations Manager, Waterview Tunnel Joint Operation presented his Case study at the Tunnel Operations and Maintenance Conference 2018. The Waterview Tunnel is a key piece of the Western Ring Route, a 48 km motorway route through the west of Auckland, connecting Manukau, the city, West Auckland and the North Shore. The 2.4km Waterview … Continue reading Case Study: Waterview Tunnel NZ

09
Nov 18

Safety and Incident Management Report: NorthConnex

Author:Ash Natesh

Northconnex is a nine kilometre tunnel that will link the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway at West Pennant Hills, removing around 5,000 trucks off Pennant Hills Road each day. It will be the longest road tunnel project in Australia. Fire and Rescue NSW has been consulted in the development of … Continue reading Safety and Incident Management Report: NorthConnex

16
Nov 16

Virtual Emergency Simulation Training for Tunnel Operators & Response Crew

The CLEM7 was the first road tunnel in Australia to use Virtual Emergency Simulation Training (VEST). Using a controlled virtual environment and simulation activities, VEST provides for immersive and participatory adult learning. With a unique realistic quality, participants can be tested in real time with visual and auditory stressors in a safe manner. VEST can … Continue reading Virtual Emergency Simulation Training for Tunnel Operators & Response Crew

13
Nov 15

Early Involvement of Fire & Rescue Service Crucial to Future Development of Tunnel Infrastructure

Open and transparent dialogue with Fire & Rescue Services is essential to tunnel development being completed in time and on budget, according to Mark Reilly of the Fire Safety Assessment Unit, Fire & Rescue NSW. “The sooner you can engage representatives from the Fire Rescue Service, the better,” he says. “Be open and transparent so … Continue reading Early Involvement of Fire & Rescue Service Crucial to Future Development of Tunnel Infrastructure

17
Sep 14

Close call near the Burnley Tunnel brings back 2007 fire memories

On Thursday the 21st of August 2014 a truck caught on fire after passing through the Burnley Tunnel near the Southbank in Melbourne. The fire caused all lanes to shut down for around thirty minutes but there were no casualties and all lanes were up and running within the hour. Usually this story would struggle … Continue reading Close call near the Burnley Tunnel brings back 2007 fire memories