O.I.T.A.F. - International Organization for Transportation by Rope

Committees


At the time, O.I.T.A.F. has 5 committees which meet regularly. These committees deal with current technical, administrative, legal and economic topics of the ropeway business. The following committees exist:
 

COMMITTEE No. I: Technique of ropeway and technical recommendations

Chairman: Dipl. Eng. Dr. Peter Sedivy (A)

Address:
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
BAG, Abt. VI/7
Radetzkystr. 2
A-1030 WIEN
Telephone ++43-1-711622707 FAX ++43-1-711622799
Email: mailto:peter.sedivy@bmvit.gv.at

Scope of duties: Elaboration of technical recommendations for the construction and operation of ropeway installations for which no harmonized recommendations and ways of handling technical problems of mechanical assemblies exist.

Themes: Presently, the following subjects are handled:

Members deal currently with the following special topics and elaborate corresponding proposals:

Members:
Presently, 16 ropeway experts work in the committee which represent 7 European countries (A, D, CH, E, F, I, N) - equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.


In this committee are integrated the following

WORK GROUP: Non-public ropeways: Material transport ropeways and cable cranes

Head of the work group:  Dott. Eng. Pier Giorgio Graziano

Address:
Corso Galileo Ferraris 164
I - 10134 TORINO
Tel: 0039-348-2689781
mailto:pier@giorgio-graziano.it

mailto:piergiorgio.graziano@tiscali.it

Scope of duty:

Revision of O.I.T.A.F. recommendations (Bulletin no 8) for the construction and operation of material transport ropeways and cable cranes (edition 1980)

Members: In total, 13 ropeway experts from 6 European countries work in this group presently. Equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.

 

WORK GROUP: Non-public ropeways: Transportation of people and goods with reversible aerial ropeways

Head of the work group: Christian Kaizler

Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung
Abt VIc-FB
Elektro- und Seilbahntechnik
Römerstrasse 15

A - 6900 BREGENZ
Tel. 0043 5574 511 26512
mailto:christian.kaizler@vorarlberg.at

Scope of duty:

Revision of O.I.T.A.F. recommendations (Bulletin no 11) for the construction and operation of non-public ropeways for transportation of people and goods. Reversible aerial ropeways (edition 1996)

Members: In total, 18 ropeway experts from 6 European countries work in this group presently. Equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.


COMMITTEE No. II: Characteristic and inspection of ropes

Chairman: Peter Baldinger (A)

Adresse:
Teufelberger Seil Ges.m.b.H.
Böhmerwaldstraße 20

A – 4600 WELS
Email: peter.baldinger@teufelberger.com

Scope of duties:

Composision of the work committee
Currently the work committee is composed of 20 technical experts of ropeway installations who have been selected with regard to a balances representation of concerned technical supervisory authorities, ropeway operators, notified bodies and rope manufacturers of 7 European countries.


COMMITTEE No. IIIe: Electrical components respectively modules in ropeway installation

Chairman: Erich Megert (CH)

SISAG
Postfach
CH-6460 ALTDORF

Tel   +41 41 875 07 11
Fax  +41 44 875 07 12
mailto:erich.megert@sisag.ch

Scope of duties:

  1. Basic rules in technical security
  2. Application of programmable control systems and complex electronic systems
  3. Safety evidence, design review, inspection tests
  4. Use of standards, specially ropeway standards
  5. Automatic operation of funiculars and aerial tramways
  6. Discussion about accidents, interruptions and occurrences. (Time shall be limited to about 1.5 hours for each meeting.)
  7. Special electric parts (inclination measurement, wind speed measuring systems, tower switches, load measurement, door surveillance, lightning arrester, etc.)
  8. Maintenance of electric installations
  9. Staff instruction

Members:
In total, 15 ropeway experts from 5 European countries work in this group presently. Equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.


COMMITTEE No. IV: Legal, administrative, economic and statistical matters

Chairman: Mag. Jörg Schröttner (A)

Address:
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
Sektion IV
Abt. Sch 3 - Seilbahnen u. Schlepplifte
Radetzkystr. 2

A-1030 WIEN
Email: joerg.schroettner@bmvit.gv.at

Present scope of duties:


COMMITTEE No. VI: Optimization of operation of ropeway systems

Chairman: Eng. Mauro Joyeusaz (I)

COMMITTEE No. VII: ENVIRONMENT

Head of the committee

Dr. Gunther Suette
Schulstrasse 5,
A-8077 GÖSSENDORF

mobile +43 (0)650 9002373
mailto: tb.suette@gmx.at

Scope of duties:

Dealing with all the environmental issues relating to ropeways and connected topics.

Members:

In total, 21 experts from 7 European countries work in this group presently. Equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.