Snapshot – Safe Design

Snapshot Video: What is Safe Design?

Safe design is about integrating hazard identification and risk assessment methods early in the design process, to eliminate or minimise risks of injury throughout the life of a product. This applies to buildings, structures, equipment and vehicles.

Safe Work Australia website (see Copyright Statement).

In Australia:

  • Of 639 work-related fatalities from 2006­­ to 2011, one-third (188) were caused by unsafe design or design-related factors contributed to the fatality.
  • Of all fatalities where safe design was identified as an issue, one fifth (21%) was caused by inadequate protective guarding for workers.

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Author: Simon Di Nucci

Hi everyone, I'm Simon and I have been a system safety engineer for over twenty years. For my full bio, please see my LinkedIn page.

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