Safety in Design

Launching in March 2019

Current Work, Health and Safety (WH&S) Legislation as implemented by each of the states and territories has a greater emphasis on identifying hazards in the design process.

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) focuses on safety in the engineering design process and provides a detailed understanding of the designers’ obligations under the WH&S Legislation. The course takes a systematic approach to the implementation of risk management.

Upon successful completion, you will have a greater understanding of the tools, practices and techniques to implement safe designs. Through engineering project examples and activities, you will gain an understanding of how safety and design fit into the risk management framework. 

What will you learn?

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the WH&S Legislation’s requirements of designers; the core components of risk management; and of some of the available tools and methods for risk minimisation.
  • Apply the concepts of risk management to a selected scenario and evaluate the efficiency of measures used in the scenario.
  • Implement Safety in Design on projects (introductory level).

How will you learn?

This course is delivered through the Open Learning social online learning and MOOC platform. In addition to the learning materials and access to an industry expert facilitator, you have opportunity to collaborate with other learners, initiate and join conversations, influence each other and share your knowledge and experience

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Safety in Design