|O.I.T.A.F. - International Organization for Transportation by Rope|
COMMITTEE No. I: Technique of ropeway and technical recommendations
Chairman: Gaëtan Rioult (F)
1461 rue de la Piscine
38400 SAINT MARTIN D’HERES
Tel. ++ 033-04-76637878
Expert Committee I currently is made up of ropeway
experts from 7 European countries (AT, IT, FR, DE, ES, CH, SL) with a
well-balanced representation of public authorities, operators and manufacturers.
WORK GROUP: Non-public ropeways: Material transport ropeways and cable cranes
Head of the work group: Dott. Eng. Pier Giorgio Graziano
Corso Galileo Ferraris 164
I - 10134 TORINO
Scope of duty:
The last revision and integration of the text of the recommendations of the notebook 8 was completed in 2016, resulting in the current version of the recommendation (Book 8-2).
It should be noted that the working group had in previous years carried out the complete revision and re-elaboration of the pre-existing recommendations for the construction and operation of monocable and bicâbles aerial ropeways for material transport and cable cranes (Previous book n ° 8), publishing the 2006 version, subsequently revised and integrated in the 2010 and 2013 editions. The 2006 work had integrated the previous book with the new recommendations for the construction and operation of temporary cableways (with the exception of those for the exclusive transport of timber) and of inclined planes for the transport of material. In the group's work, however, have been exluded the recommendations, already approved by the O.I.T.A.F., for to and fro bicâbles ropeways for the transport of material up to a mass of 2000 kg.
Composition of the group:
The working group is currently composed of a dozen technical experts from 6 European countries (A, D, CH, P, F, I); it is a balanced presence of representatives of the technical surveillance authorities, exhibitors and builders.
The group's work will continue over the next years to check the correct interpretation and application of the recommendation and monitor any need for further additions based on the user experience
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
Elektro- und Seilbahntechnik
A - 6900 BREGENZ
Tel. 0043 5574 511 26512
Scope of duty:
After completing Book 11-1, the Working Group has suspended its work until the Management Committee assigns further tasks to it.
COMMITTEE No. II: Characteristic and inspection of ropes
Chairman: Sven Winter (D)
Allmersbacher Str. 50
mobil: +49 15224097462
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. III: Electrical components respectively modules in ropeway installation
Chairman: Erich Megert (CH)
Tel +41 41 875 07 11
Fax +41 44 875 07 12
Scope of duties:
Expert Committee III engages in a continuous exchange of information and experiences on the electrical equipment used in ropeways and, if necessary, draws up recommendations for O.I.T.A.F. or other expert committees.
The main topics covered are:
Expert Committee III currently has around 20 members from five European countries. A well-balanced mix of operators, public authorities, inspection bodies and manufacturers is ensured as far as possible.
COMMITTEE No. IV: Legal, administrative, economic and statistical matters
Chairman: Mag. Jörg Schröttner (A)
Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
Abt. Sch 3 - Seilbahnen u. Schlepplifte
Present scope of duties:
Ropeways and the EU – issues of interpretation with regard to Directive 2000/9/EC and the new Regulation (EU) 2016/424 as well as problems related to competition law
Transnational exchange of experiences in ropeway law and economic matters
Economic importance of ropeways –determination of economic indicators
Issues related to the liability of ropeway companies under tort law and the passengers’ self-responsibility
Inspection, control and maintenance of ropeways and their legal bases
Quality assurance for ropeways
In total, 25 ropeway experts from 5 European countries work in this group presently. Equally represented by authorities, operators and manufacturers.
COMMITTEE No. VI: Optimization of operation of ropeway systems
Chairman: Eng. Mauro Joyeusaz (I)
Scope of duties:
Development of recommendations on the operation of ropeway installations
Analysis of operational issues arising at ropeway installations in relation to passengers, material used, organization, environment, etc.
Analysis of malfunctions, special incidents and accidents
Monitoring the development of methods and equipment for operations, maintenance, inspections, etc.
Preparation of proposals addressing these issues in order to solve problems or mitigate consequences
Expert Committee VI currently has a total of 16 members from seven countries with a well-balanced representation of technical supervisory authorities, operators and manufacturers.
COMMITTEE No. VII: ENVIRONMENT
Chairman of the committee
Dr. Gunther Suette
Scope of duties:
Traitement des toutes les questions environnementales relatives au secteur des installations à câbles Et notamment
Responsabilité environnementale et protection de l’environnement en général
Prise de en compte des directives « faune, flore, habitat » et « protection des oiseaux »
Les oiseaux dans l’emprise des installations à câbles : câbles invisibles, vitrages des stations
Situation du climat en général et répercussions sur les installations à câbles
Economie de la ressource d’eau
Equipement et monitoring de la neige de culture
Efficacité énergétique des sociétés et bilan carbone
Construction des pistes tenues compte des contraintes écologiques
Mesures de protection contre les avalanches
Composition de la commission d’études n° VII :
Actuellement, la commission se compose de
16 experts provenant de 6 pays (2 AU, 2 CH, 1 DE, 2 ES, 2 FR, 3 IT) dont 2 représentent les autorités de surveillance, 7 les exploitants et constructeurs, 1 la recherche universitaire, 2 les groupes d’intérêt et 4 les bureaux d’études.