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Safety in Design

The content of this course draws on extensive global experience in a wide range of industry sectors.

As an industry leader in the field, the author’s skills are sought as an independent workshop facilitator for project risk and safety in design studies and related training and mentoring activities.

This 18hr training package, designed for engineers & technicians (all disciplines), offers the unique opportunity to improve one’s wider management skills and supply participants with evidence of approved Continuous Professional Education Credits that can be used for annual certification requirements to professional bodies.

In brief, this course highlights the (i) WHAT is that thing called Safety & Design  and (ii) WHY we need to implement and sustain it in our respective businesses.

Participants will learn HOW to deliver on their specific Safety & Design obligations; stepping through the topic in 6 X 3 hour-modules, each consisting of

  • Content delivery followed by
  • Participant assessment via completion of case study workshops and assessment exercises
  • Recommended supplementary resources


Day 1: The Basics of Safety & Design

  • Core Concepts – Duty of Care, Safe Work, Hazard, Risk and Risk Management etc
  • Safety principles and the broader Design context – Fundamentals including legal and regulatory framework in Australia
  • Review of pertinent Case Law  – Online information search activity and interactive discussion (exemplar jurisdiction, State of Queensland)
  • The Asset Lifecycle and Integrated Safety & Design – The Safety & Design Plan, Routine Tools and Specialist Tools in use

Day 2: Typical Safety & Design applications

  • Workshop preparation for multiple Design case studies presented – Determine approach and compile sample working documents including AGENDA
  • Designated Safety & Design tools to choose from, followed by hands-on applications in the water and waste water treatment sector
    • The basic hazard identification (HAZID) and analysis (HAZAN) tool – customised for diverse process deviations
    • The hazard and operability study (HAZOP) tool – customised for continuous chemical processes, batch/material handling and electrical systems
    • The layers of protection analysis (LOPA) tool
    • The hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) tool
    • The bow tie analysis

 Day 3: Safety & Design in Construction

  • Additional Safety & Design tools in use, followed by hands-on applications in the water and waste water treatment sector – The 3-in-1 tool
    • Construction hazard assessment implication review (CHAIR123), the NSW Workcover Safety in Design tool – opportunity to sit down, pause and reflect on likely problems during various stages of the construction phase.
  • Continuous Improvement and some important lessons learnt?
    • How to promote an inclusive safety culture
    • Practical examples of safety initiatives in industry
  • Wrap-up and Web links to supplementary resources – including emerging digital applications to enhance workplace safety

This course is not currently scheduled for a future event