A Prime Minister has made an election promise to unite his country with a 5km long tunnel before the next election. Unfortunately for the Prime Minister things are going badly – and an election is looming.
Task: Open the tunnel safely before the election
Method: Professor Dix assumed full personal responsibility for construction and tunnel operations. He implemented a prioritized set of minimum construction requirements and developed an interim safe operating procedure.
Professor Dix selected, trained and then led 70 trainee tunnel officers to safely run the tunnel on an interim basis. He physically worked at the tunnel leading his team.
Professor Dix also liaised closely with the project insurers so as to maintain cover in the event of an incident.
The Tunnel was opened 3 days before the election. The Prime Minister was re- elected with the narrowest majority for another term.