SAFETY IN DESIGN (SID)

Regarding the section 22 of Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the designer must ensure that the plant, substance or structure is designed to be without risks to the health and safety of persons who use the plant, substance or structure, who handle the substance at a workplace, who store the plant or substance at a workplace, who construct the structure at a workplace, who carry out any reasonably foreseeable activity, or who are at or in the vicinity of a workplace.

Figures released by Safe Work Australia estimate the cost associated with work-related injury and illness to be more than $60 billion dollars per year. Targets to be achieved by 2022 introduced in the Australian-WHS-Strategy-2012-2022 include:

  • A reduction in the number of worker fatalities due to injury of at least 20 per cent
  • A reduction in the incidence rate of claims resulting in one or more weeks off work of at least 30 per cent, and
  • A reduction in the incidence rate of claims for musculoskeletal disorders resulting in one or more weeks off work of at least 30%.

Healthy and safe design is one of the seven action plans introduced in this document to achieve these targets with the outcome of elimination or minimisation of hazard by design.

Why is SID important in Australia?

According to Section 22 of Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the designer must ensure that the plant, substance or structure is designed to be without risks to the health and safety of persons who use the plant, substance or structure, who handle the substance at a workplace,  who store the plant or substance at a workplace, who construct the structure at a workplace, who carry out any reasonably foreseeable activity, or who are at or in the vicinity of a workplace?

So, as a result of not being to show that your team is aware of Safety In Design and the relevant legislation, you take the risk of being liable for any WHS incidents.

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What is the benefit of SID?

A safe design approach results in many benefits, including:

  • prevention of injury and disease
  • improved useability of products, systems and facilities
  • improved productivity
  • reduced costs
  • better prediction and management of production and operational costs over the lifecycle of a product
  • compliance with legislation, and
  • innovation, in that safe design, demands new thinking.

How can we help you?

Please submit the Application Form to find out how our training courses, workshops and coaching sessions can assist you to meet all relevant legislation in your safety in design practice

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How Can We Assist You?
Gap Assessment

We offer this service to organisations that have existing documents including policies, procedures, manuals, forms, handbooks, etc. and would like to check if the existing documents meet the requirements of the desired standards and what they need to do to certify the system. 

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System Development

We offer this service to organisations that do not have any existing system (documents) including policies, procedures, manuals, forms, handbooks, etc. or the gap assessment shows that their existing system needs to improve to meet the requirements of the desired standard. 

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Implementation

A Management system should be documented and implemented to meet the requirements of the desired standards. We will supervise and guide our clients during the Implementation of the management while they follow the policies and procedures and use the forms.

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Internal Audit

An annual internal audit is required to get certified and maintain the ISO certificates. We offer this service to organisations that do not have the internal resources to conduct the internal audits or would like to have a new pair of eyes to detect the opportunities for improvements.

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Attending External Audit

Dealing with the external auditor might be quite stressful and challenging for the organisations, particularly for the ones that are willing to certify their system for the first time. We will attend the external audit and assist them as a facilitator for a better and smoother experience.

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Ongoing Maintenance

Once the organisations achieve their certificate, they will face a new challenge for maintaining what they have achieved as every year the certification body comes back for a surveillance audit. We offer this service to draw their attention to what they might miss in the routines.

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