Under the provisions of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Victorian Rail Safety National Law Application Act, ARO is required to demonstrate safety due diligence. That is, to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP), and if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate risks to health and safety, to reduce those risks SFAIRP.
Mere compliance with legislation and regulation does not make anything safe in reality. The laws of nature concerning rail safety issues need to be established first and then such hazards safely managed to the satisfaction of the laws of man. Doing this in this order demonstrates (SFAIRP) safety due diligence.
This course will outline the paradigm shift from hazard-based risk management to the precautionary approach enshrined in the legislation.
We will also detail the process that will enable organisations to demonstrate safety due diligence in ways useful to engineers and designers so that senior decision-makers can make diligent decisions.
This workshop will run during on 21 July 2022, 9:00am - 12:15pm AEST
Registration closes on 15 July 2022, 11:59pm AEST
We can customise this course for groups of six or more.
You choose the time, place, duration and format.
Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.
- Understand the legal duties of directors to demonstrate due diligence under the provisions of Rail Safety National Law and the Victorian OHS Act.
- Learn what constitutes due diligence under Australian High Court case (common) law.
- Determine what risk management technique(s) can be used to establish due diligence, and in which circumstances.
- Provide an understanding that legislative and regulatory compliance ≠ due diligence, especially for safety matters.
- Understand that, to demonstrate safety due diligence, the management of the laws of nature is always logically prior to the management of the laws of man.
- Understand how single line threat-barrier diagrams based on case law studies assist designers and decision-makers.
Is this course for you?
This course suits engineers across all disciplines, especially engineers involved in the rail industry.
Other relevant roles include:
- Project Managers
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Rail Safety National Law
- Victorian OHS Legislation including Criminal Manslaughter
- Acting as an expert witness
- ALARP vs SFAIRP
- Positively Demonstrating Safety Due Diligence
Gaye Francis is an experienced risk and due diligence engineer and project manager with a diverse range of project experience. She is also one of the directors of engineering firm, R2A.
Gaye has worked with both private and government clients across a wide range of industries, including road, rail, marine, mining, aviation and water. At R2A, Gaye is involved in all aspects of the practice and oversees the consulting stream.
She is passionate about sharing her expertise to help organisations minimise risk and maintain compliance with the law.
Richard Robinson BE BA MRSV FIEAust is Chairman of R2A Due Diligence Engineers.
Richard is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian Marine Pilots Institute. Richard has degrees in Engineering (Monash University) and Philosophy (University of Melbourne). He is the principal author of Engineering Due Diligence (11th edition 2019) which is used as a text by a number of Australian Universities.
Richard was also a major contributor to the third revision of the Engineers Australia's safety case guideline.