Implementing Safety in Design

Start time: 9:00am AEST. Learn how to implement Safety in Design in a practical way to create a safe and healthy workplace.
Implementing Safety in Design

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

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*Register by 30 June 2022 to receive a 15% discount. Engineers Australia members can use this offer in conjunction with their exclusive membership discount to get a total of 30% off. Enter the code EOFY15 when registering.  


About this course

Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation requires engineers and designers to consider the hazards presented throughout the entire life of an asset. This is to ensure ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ that the design is safe to build, install, test, commission, operate, maintain and demolish.

During this course you’ll learn how to apply Safety in Design, integrated with the end-to-end engineering and design process.

Participating in case studies will reinforce your understanding of how Safety in Design contributes to minimising the likelihood of workplace incidents and injuries.

By the end of this course, you'll understand the tools, practices and techniques that lead to safer design outcomes. These will also help you comply with your duties under WHS legislation and the equivalent legislation in WA and Victoria.


Learning outcomes

  • What Safety in Design is - when it applies and how it fits into the engineering and design lifecycle
  • The benefits of Safety in Design - why consider it early in the engineering and design lifecycle
  • How to contribute to a safe design culture in your workplace - leading to cost savings and other benefits
  • How to find the relevant legislation, standards, codes of practice and how they apply
  • Safety in Design terminology - terms such as 'reasonably practicable', 'grossly disproportionate', and how they apply
  • Implementing Safety in Design best practice for hazard identification and analysis
  • How to use Safety in Design tools - engineering and design practices and techniques
  • Running a Safety in Design review (workshop) - what to expect if you attend a review
  • The answers to questions you have about Safety in Design


Is this course for you?

This course is most suitable if you have a basic understanding of Safety in Design and are:

  • a designer
  • an engineer
  • a project manager
  • a design manager or technical lead
  • a procurement or contracts person
  • an engineering consultant
  • an architect
  • a safety advisor or safety manager.

You'll benefit from this course regardless of your discipline and industry.

If you're in the construction industry, or you procure, own, operate and maintain infrastructure, this course will help you understand what to expect from designers, manufacturers, constructors and suppliers.


Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom-style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break-out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies, and two-way communication.

Event Date Time
16 / 05 / 2022 09:00 am – 17 / 05 / 2022 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
12 / 05 / 2022 11:59 pm
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Key Speaker(s)
Trevor Zwar MIEAust CPEng, Mike Hurd FIEAust CPEng, Rebekah Reilly MIEAust CPEng
Engineering Education Australia
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