An Inspector’s casebook, Preston

7 December, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:30

More interesting case in Health and Safety.
More interesting case in Health and Safety.

About this event

The lecture will recount some of the more unusual and hopefully interesting cases in which I became involved during 25 years as HSE's tunnelling and ground engineering specialist and will illustrate the wide range of topics in HSE's definition of "tunnel and ground engineering".

These include safety of tips and reservoirs, the Channel Tunnel, methane explosions in domestic properties and inshore commercial diving. Hopefully the lecture will both inform and entertain.

Speaker: Dr Donald R Lamont – Former HSE Inspector.

Refreshments will be served from 1800 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised by ICE Lancashire Branch


For more information, please contact:

Manuel Brau

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Dr Donald R Lamont, MBE, BSc, MEng, PhD, C.Eng, FICE, FIHT, FCIWEM.

After 12 years in the construction industry designing and building roads, small reservoirs, sewer tunnels and water supply projects in Nigeria, I joined HSE and from 19879 till 2010 I was head of tunnel and ground engineering. I was also a Chanel Tunnel Safety Authority inspector responsible for civil engineering infrastructure and ventilation.

I am active in British and European standards work. I am a member of the Br Tunnelling Society and am animateur of the International Tunnelling Association's health and safety working group.

I now run my own consultancy Hyperbaric and Tunnel Safety Ltd. My workload has extended from New Zealand and Hong Kong to the USA and Chile.