Presentation on theme: "A Joint Code of Practice Objectives and Summary Presentation"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Joint Code of Practice Objectives and Summary Presentation for the Procurement, Design and Construction of Tunnels and Associated Underground Structuresin the United KingdomObjectives and Summary Presentation
2 Key Insurer Objectives Have in place risk assessment and management procedures for the tunnelling sector to:Reduce the probability of a loss happeningReduce the size of a claim when it happensProvide Insurers with a better framework for understanding risks during the underwriting processProvide increased certainty on financial exposure
3 Key Insurer Objectives Create an ‘auditable’ trail for Insurers to ensure complianceAcknowledge that the Joint Code will not prevent claims happening
4 JCoP for Tunnelling Contents 1 Objective of the Code2 Compliance with the Code3 Introduction4 Definitions and Terms used in the Code5 Risk Assessment and Management6 Client Role and Responsibilities7 Project Development Stage8 Construction Contract Procurement Stage9 Design10 Construction Stage
5 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 1 - Objective of the Code To promote and secure Best Practice for the minimisation and management of risks associated with Tunnel WorksApplies to Project Development, Design, Construction Contract Procurement and Construction Stages of a ProjectDoes not supersede, replace or override existing Standards, legislation etc.
6 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 2 – Compliance Compliance with the Code is pre-requisite for obtaining Insurance on all projects where the value of the Tunnel Works is £1m or above
7 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 3 – Introduction Requires identification of hazards and the management of associated risks to ensure their reduction to a level “as low as reasonably practicable” (ALARP)Responsibility for risk management to be explicitly allocated to relevant parties and clearly identified
8 JCoP for TunnellingSection 4 – Definitions and Terms
9 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 5 – Risk Assessment and Management Defines Risk (= consequence of a hazard x likelihood of occurrence)Lists “hazards” (as events which have the potential to impact on a Tunnel Works project) and includeshealth and safetythe environmentthe design and the costs and programme for designthe construction of the project including the programme and cost for constructionThird Parties and existing facilities
10 JCoP for TunnellingSection 5 – Risk Assessment and Management (cont’d)Notes that “hazards” should be identified on a project-specific basisRisks to be identified and quantified through Risk Assessments for all stages of a projectHighlights the requirement for clarification of the allocation of risks (ie ownership - risk owners are those best able to manage the risks)
11 JCoP for TunnellingSection 5 – Risk Assessment and Management (cont’d)Requires Risk Registers to identify the hazards, consequent risks, mitigation/contingency plans, proposed actions, responsibilities, critical dates for completion of actions and when actions have been closed outRisk Registers are to provide the “auditable” trail throughout the life of a project to demonstrate compliance with the Code.
12 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 6 – Client Role and Responsibilities Requires Clients to have demonstrable technical and contract management competence appropriate to the type, scope and extent of the project proposed
13 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 7 – Project Development Stage Site and ground investigations to be designed, planned, procured and supervised by suitably competent personnelSite and ground investigations to be executed by competent organisations
14 JCoP for TunnellingSection 8 – Construction Contract Procurement StageSelection of type of contract by the Client should take due regard of the allocation of risks to the parties to the Contract and consequently the liabilities of the parties to the Contract
15 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 9 – Design Stage(s) Principle is to achieve a “robust” design – i.e. where risk of failure or damage is extremely remoteIncludes for preliminary and detailed designs and temporary works and permanent works designsSection is not prescriptive in terms of Design Methods
16 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 9 – Design Stage(s) (cont’d) Design Risk Assessments – to consider the impact on the design and hence its implementation of design criteria variations, potential failure mechanisms and intermediate construction stages
17 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 10 – Construction Stage Requirement for a Project Risk Management Plan to identify means and methods of monitoring, reviewing and updating Construction Stage Project Risk RegisterConstruction Stage Project Risk Register to include all project related risks identified at the Construction Stage together with project-related risks brought forward from the Client's pre-contract Risk Register and which may include health and safety risks
18 JCoP for Tunnelling Section 10 – Construction Stage (cont’d) Carry out constructability reviews jointly with the Designer to ensure construction methods are suitable and appropriateIn the case of self-certification, Contractor to demonstrate how independent supervision of construction will be controlled and maintainedValue engineering proposals to include Risk Assessments
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