Current Work, Health and Safety (WHS) legislation places greater responsibility on engineers to identify hazards in the design process.
Australian statistics back in 2002 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 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 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.
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Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
This workshop is ideal for those with a basic understanding of Safety in Design. For an introduction to Safety in Design, we also offer:
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We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.
This workshop can be delivered in one-day or extend the learning outcomes specific to your organisation through a two-day course.
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This one-day workshop is suitable for design engineers, project managers, design managers, procurement or contracts personnel, engineering consultants, architects and safety 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.
This course will be facilitated by Mike Hurd, CS Wong or Trevor Zwar from Engineering. Systems. Management.
Mike Hurd has 25 years' experience working with 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 an Engineered Safety committee in Engineers Australia's South Australia Division, bringing together a group of safety professionals with the common goal to promote safety in the engineering life cycle.
CS Wong is an electrical-electronics engineer with a master’s degree in Business Management. He is a registered Chartered Professional Engineer (Australia) and Chartered Electrical Engineer (UK).
CS has recently retired from the SA Govt public service after serving for 15 years with SafeWork SA, the state workplace safety regulator as Chief Adviser - Electrical, Chief Officer – Specialist Services and Manager, Compliance & Enforcement. Prior to this, he was involved in product design, predictive maintenance engineering services. In his earlier career, he has held senior technical and management positions in a US multinational high-tech corporation for 21 years.
CS has a strong and passionate professional interest and focus in Hazard Management in emerging work environments and Safety in Design (SiD). CS has conducted more than 40 SiD presentations across all industries, and public sectors during the introductory years (2006) of SiD into Australian work environment.
Trevor Zwar is a Senior Systems Engineer at Engineering. Systems. Management. where he specialises in engineering management and systems engineering, with a focus on safety and designer WHS duties. With over 10 years’ professional engineering experience, Trevor has worked across the engineering lifecycle in multiple industries, and has practiced in the electrical, mechanical and control systems disciplines. He has worked with research institutions to develop new technologies, and has presented his work at national conferences.
Trevor holds bachelor degrees in mechatronic engineering (hons) and economics, and is a chartered professional engineer with a passion for safety in engineering. He has experience with functional safety of machinery, and is a member of the Engineers Australia SA Division Engineered Safety Group.
Upon completion of this course you will understand how to:
This course will be delivered with a series of practical case studies and exercises specific to the engineering environment.