Safety in Design - Requirements of WH&S Legislation

Engineering context

The federal model Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) Legislation as implemented by each of the states and territories has led to a greater emphasis on hazards being identified in the design process. This requires engineers to consider the potential risks involved in the life of a design, to ensure it is safe to build, operate, maintain, and demolish a structure/building/plant.

This four-hour workshop focuses on safety in the engineering design process and provides a detailed understanding of workplace obligations under the new Work Health and Safety Legislation. It takes a systematic approach to the implementation of risk management and covers the processes described in ISO 31000, which is based on the world's first Australian Risk Management Standard AS4360.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be able to implement the tools, practices and techniques for safe designs. Through case studies and exercises, you'll be able to understand how safety in design fits into risk management.

Related courses
Once you have completed the Safety in Design - Requirements of WH&S Legislation workshop, we recommend you register for Implementing Safety in Design.

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Is this course for you?

The workshop is suitable for design engineers, architects, design managers, engineering consultants, risk managers and contractors involved in the construction industry. It will also be useful for those with an interest in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure.


Your facilitator for this course

John Giles is a highly experienced electrical engineer with a detailed understanding of all aspects of electrical engineering. He has a broad understanding of civil, structural and mechanical engineering principles and practices gained from experience in the infrastructure project industry. His experience spans more than 40 years.

John’s varied experience includes hydro-electric, diesel and gas turbine power generation, HV power transmission systems, HV power distribution, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, control and instrumentation, railway power distribution, microwave and communications networks, building services, and process automation.

John was chief engineer for UGL Infrastructure for 30 years where he lead and maintained the high standard of engineering service produced for the company’s infrastructure projects.

John led the development of 'Safety In Design' approaches within UGL Infrastructure, introducing tools such as the CHAIR process and HAZOP/CHAZOP reviews. He has conducted over 100 SID workshops for electricity and water/wastewater infrastructure projects.

He is Principal of his own company, Appleseed Engineering, a member of CIGRE Australian Panel AP B2, and member of Standards Australia Committees EL43 (AS2067) and EL52 (AS7000), and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

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