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Rail Safety National Law and OHS Legislation - Obligations for Engineers and Designers

Learn to demonstrate safety due diligence to eliminate risks to health and safety, and comply with Victorian Rail legislation and regulations.
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Overview
Learn to demonstrate safety due diligence to eliminate risks to health and safety, and comply with Victorian Rail legislation and regulations.

Under the provisions of the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 and Victorian Rail Safety National Law Application Act, Accredited Rail Organisations (ARO) are required to demonstrate safety due diligence. That is, to eliminate risks to health and safety so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP), and if risks to health and safety cannot be reasonably eliminated, to reduce those risks SFAIRP. 

Mere compliance with legislation and regulation does not make anything safe in reality. The laws of nature regarding rail safety issues need to be established then safely managed to the satisfaction of the law. Doing so 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 that are useful to engineers and designers so that senior decision makers can make diligent decisions.
 

Details

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Price
$389.01
EA members
$457.66
Non-members

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Duration
9am – 12:15pm AEDT
Location & dates
Online

28 February - 28 February

Online

16 May - 16 May

Additional Information

This workshop will run on the following dates:

28 February 2023, 9:00am – 12:15pm AEDT

16 May 2023, 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

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Registrations close three business days before the course.

Price
$330.65
EA members
$389
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?

Duration
3.15 Hours
Additional Information

Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

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.

Duration
Customisable
Learning Outcomes

  • 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?

Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers across all disciplines, especially engineers involved in the rail industry.

Other relevant roles include:

  • Designers
  • Project Managers
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

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
Facilitators:
Gaye Francis
Richard Robinson
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