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Snapshot: Are you a Student or an Engineer?

Perhaps you are a student, frustrated at the lack of system safety training resources available online. Maybe you are an engineer, looking to get into safety or you need to know how to conduct a safety task allocated to you.

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Snapshot: Looking to Hire?

You might be looking to hire and want to know what to put in a job description, or what to look for in the CVs/resumes that you receive. Perhaps you are a recruitment agent wondering how to best to match applicants to vacancies. You might be a fellow trainer, looking for useful information, or reading up on the subject.

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Snapshot: Are you a Manager?

Maybe you are a manager who needs to understand what your safety staff do. Or perhaps you think that you might need to bring in a specialist: What are your options? What do you need? What’s really the best way to achieve it?

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Snapshot – Five Principles of Safe Design

Snapshot: Five Principles of Safe Design

Five Principles of Safe Design

  • Principle 1: Persons with control—those who make decisions affecting the design of products, facilities or processes are able to promote health and safety at the source.
  • Principle 2: Product lifecycle—safe design applies to every stage in the lifecycle from conception through to disposal. It involves eliminating hazards or minimising risks as early in the lifecycle as possible.
  • Principle 3: Systematic risk management—apply hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes to achieve safe design.
  • Principle 4: Safe design knowledge and capability—should be either demonstrated or acquired by those who control design.
  • Principle 5: Information transfer—effective communication and documentation of design and risk control information amongst everyone involved in the phases of the lifecycle is essential for the safe design approach.

– Safe Work Australia website (see Copyright Statement).

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Snapshot – What is Safe Design?

Snapshot Video: What is Safe Design?

A Definition:

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).

Why is it Important?

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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