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Implementing Safety in Design

Engineering context

Published in 2002, Australian statistics revealed that within the construction industry there were too many incidents, injuries and fatalities that could have been averted at the design stages.

This led to the model Work, Health and Safety (WHS) Legislation having more explicit duties of designers, which require engineers and designers to consider the hazards involved throughout the life of an asset to ensure ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ that it is safe to build, test, commission, operate, maintain and demolish.

A repeat study published in 2012 revealed that little had changed since 2002.

This one-day workshop focuses on how to practically implement Safety in Design throughout the end-to-end engineering and design processes, and it describes the importance of systematic approaches. You will learn about the tools, practices and techniques that give rise to safer design outcomes, and hence help you comply with the duties and obligations under WHS Legislation and the equivalent legislation in WA and Victoria.

During the workshop, you'll be exposed to case studies to help you understand how Safety in Design contributes to minimising the likelihood of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities, and hence contributes to overall risk reduction.

Related courses

This workshop stands alone, and also follows on from Safety in Design - Requirements of WHS Legislation.

Download the course Technical Flyer for more details.

Implementing Safety in Design
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We can bring this one-day workshop to you and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context.

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Is this course for you?

This one-day workshop is suitable for design engineers, project managers, design managers, procurement or contracts personnel, engineering consultants, architects and risk managers.

This workshop is also suitable for contractors involved in the construction industry as well as those who procure, own operate and maintain infrastructure, so that they know what to expect from designers, manufactures, constructors and suppliers.

Your facilitator for this course

Mike Hurd has a 25-year career in high-integrity systems such as nuclear plants, submarines, rail signalling and control, and electricity transmission and distribution networks.

Mike has developed safety in design processes, templates and training to augment the systems and processes already in use by engineering organisations. He has extensive experience of safety in design applications, its meaning, practical implications, the tools that give rise to safe outcomes and the issues that have ‘grown around’ the model WHS Legislation.

In 2013 Mike instigated Engineers Australia's SA Division’s Engineered Safety committee, a group of safety professionals with the common goal to promote safety in the engineering life cycle.

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