There are the so-called major exercises (Großübungen), which must be carried out every four years in accordance with the road tunnel safety act (Straßentunnel-Sicherheitsgesetz, STSG § 6), and "routine exercises", such as before commissioning new tunnel tubes or repairing existing ones.
The exercises aim to optimise cooperation in an emergency between all emergency teams and those responsible at ASFINAG, for the safety of all road users.
Each exercise tests, among other things:
- Rescue, retrieval
- Cooperation/communication with the emergency teams when handling an incident
- What does the alarm chain look like
- Measuring the alert and response times
- Implementing the alarm and deployment plan