The opportunity for healthy and safe workplaces is never greater than at the design stage. Whether it be eliminating hazards or including features that create healthier, safer workplaces, safety in design is now an integral part of the design process.
Each state and territory has varying legislative requirements in relation to Safety in Design. Generally speaking, safe design means the integration of control measures early in the design process to eliminate or, if this is not reasonable practicable, minimise risks to health and safety throughout the life of the structure being designed. Safe Work Australia has an approved Code of Practice that outlines the duties under the Model WHS legislation.
We work with design teams to facilitate the safety in design process, which results in better health and safety outcomes and compliance. Our service offering takes clients through the safety in design process from concept, through construction to commissioning and handover and recognises the full lifecycle of an asset and the opportunities that exist at the design stage. The process results in hazards to builders, occupants, maintenance workers, public or even future demolition workers being identified and either eliminated or reduced.