Learn what safety in the engineering design process is and how you can apply it to comply with the relevant legislation.
Work, Health and Safety (WHS) legislation and its equivalents in WA and Victoria require engineers to consider potential risks over the life of a design. This is to ensure that your design is safe to build, operate, maintain and demolish.
In this half-day course, you'll gain a thorough understanding of your obligations under relevant legislation and ISO 31000. You'll also learn how to meet those obligations using safe design principles across the whole lifecycle of a project.
You'll use case studies and practical exercises to get a clear view of how implementing safety in design principles can help you prevent injuries, reduce costs and improve productivity.
Once you've completed this course, you'll have the tools, practices and techniques you need to bring a safe design approach to your work.
- Legislative obligations for designers
- A systematic approach to risk management
- Tools, practices and techniques to implement safe designs
- How safety and design fits into the risk management framework
Is this course for you?
The workshop is suitable for:
- design engineers
- design managers
- engineering consultants
- risk managers.
It's also suitable for contractors involved in the construction industry.
Those with an interest in infrastructure design, construction, operation and maintenance will also find it useful.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Introduction to safety and defining risk
- The fundamentals of managing risks
- Risk management in engineering
- Understanding good practice, what is 'reasonably practicable' and 'grossly disproportionate'
- Consequences of poor risk management
- Risk management standard AS ISO 31000
- Risk mitigation and reduction methodology: ALARP, SFAIRP
- Risk management tools: CHAIR, HAZOP, CHAZOP
- Safety case documentation
- Mini workshop exercises
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
4. Develop safe and sustainable infrastructure
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
John Giles has more than 40 years' experience as an electrical engineer and design manager. His expertise ranges from component design, manufacturing, and project engineering to commissioning and detailed systems design. He is a member of the Standards Australia EL43 (AS2067) committee (since 1997) and the EL52 (AS7000) committee (since 2007).
John’s varied experience includes power generation, HV power transmission systems, HV power distribution, water and wastewater treatment, control and instrumentation, microwave and communications networks, building services, and process automation.
In his 30 years as chief engineer for UGL Infrastructure, John led the development of 'Safety In Design' approaches within the organisation. He introduced tools such as the CHAIR process and HAZOP and CHAZOP reviews.
As a consultant, he has conducted more than 100 Safety in Design workshops for electricity, water, and wastewater infrastructure projects.
John holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science (Physics), and a Master of Engineering Science.
He is Principal of his own company, Appleseed Engineering, and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.