Future perspectives of standardisation for a safe European transport infrastructure

Published May 2022
Lead partner: TNO

Aiming to ensure the safety of the transport infrastructure during operation through the improvement of maintenance policies across Europe, the European Commission opened in 2019 the call for the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) “Monitoring and safety of transport infrastructure”.

The main goal of this CSA is to support the preparation of a mandate for a CEN standard for the maintenance and control of the European transport infrastructure. In 2020, the CSA was granted to the IM-SAFE project consortium. Based on the analysis of standardisation needs, good practice and available knowledge and technology, the future perspectives of standardisation for the use of monitoring, inspection and testing in managing the safety risks to transport infrastructure has been studied.

This contribution presents the scope proposed by the IM-SAFE project for future harmonised European standards in the domain of monitoring, data-informed safety assessment and conditionbased and risk-based predictive maintenance policies for bridges and tunnels, considering the
integration of digital innovations as enabling technology.