Safety in Design

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.

The outcome is safer, healthier workplaces by design. Work Science can be your Safety in Design asset on your next project.

We Can

  • Facilitate the safety in design process for you
  • Advise on safety in design during your project
  • Document safety in design risk registers, reports and files
  • Help you comply with the state and commonwealth health and safety legislation
  • Help you comply with the Code of Practice for Safe Design of Structures

We work for

  • Clients and asset owners who are engaging designers
  • Facilities Management Teams
  • Project Managers
  • Contract Administrators
  • Design Teams
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Builders

Get in contact with us to obtain our ‘Safety in Design Explained’, a recent communication on the NSW Code of Practice for Safety Design of Structures or the Code of Practice itself.

Work Science has facilitated hundreds of Safety in Design workshops across almost all industry sectors. Get in touch with us to discover how we can bring insights from recent facilitation work and apply them to your project, to ensure safer outcomes for all. Some of our recent sector-based work includes:

    • Aviation infrastructure
    • Communication infrastructure
    • Datacentres
    • Defence facilities
    • Entertainment facilities
    • High rise accommodation
    • Marine infrastructure
    • Medical facilities
    • Multideck carparks
    • Office buildings
    • Customised plant for high risk deployments
    • Rail stations