Implementing Safety in Design

Implementing Safety in Design

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation requires engineers and designers to consider the hazards presented throughout the entire life of an asset. This is to ensure ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ that the design is safe to build, install, test, commission, operate, maintain and demolish.

During this one-day course, you’ll learn how to apply Safety in Design, integrated with the end-to-end engineering and design process.

Participating in case studies will reinforce your understanding of how Safety in Design contributes to minimising the likelihood of workplace incidents and injuries.

By the end of this course, you'll understand the tools, practices and techniques that lead to safer design outcomes. These will also help you comply with your duties under WHS legislation and the equivalent legislation in WA and Victoria.

Learning outcomes

  • What Safety in Design is - when it applies and how it fits into the engineering and design lifecycle
  • The benefits of Safety in Design - why consider it early in the engineering and design lifecycle
  • How to contribute to a safe design culture in your workplace - leading to cost savings and other benefits
  • How to find the relevant legislation, standards, codes of practice and how they apply
  • Safety in Design terminology - terms such as 'reasonably practicable', 'grossly disproportionate', and how they apply
  • Implementing Safety in Design best practice for hazard identification and analysis
  • How to use Safety in Design tools - engineering and design practices and techniques
  • Running a Safety in Design review (workshop) - what to expect if you attend a review
  • The answers to questions you have about Safety in Design

Is this course for you?

This course is most suitable if you have a basic understanding of Safety in Design and are:

  • a designer
  • an engineer
  • a project manager
  • a design manager or technical lead
  • a procurement or contracts person
  • an engineering consultant
  • an architect
  • a safety advisor or safety manager.

You'll benefit from this course regardless of your discipline and industry.

If you're in the construction industry, or you procure, own, operate and maintain infrastructure, this course will help you understand what to expect from designers, manufacturers, constructors and suppliers.

Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies and two-way communication.

Learn more about Virtual Workshops.

Date:
13 / 04 / 2021 09:00 am to 14 / 04 / 2021 01:00 pm
Registration Closes
30 / 03 / 2021 05:00 pm
Webinar available
Cost
  • Members:
    $749.00
  • Non Members:
    $881.18
Key Speaker(s)
Mike Hurd
Host(s)
Engineering Education Australia
Event Contact

Hobart Graduate Welcome Event 2021

Hobart Graduate Welcome Event 2021

Build your network, grow your knowledge and make 2021 your year.

This event, specifically for new graduate members of Engineers Australia, is where likeminded young engineering professionals can share ideas and learn, build relationships and grow their career.


Find out how Engineers Australia can help you on your engineering journey and meet other young professional engineers who are starting out in their careers, just like you.


Note: By registering to attend this event you agree to comply with all current regulations in place for the management and control of the spread of Covid-19.

Date:
25 / 02 / 2021 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
24 / 02 / 2021 05:00 pm
Venue
Waterman's Hotel
27 Salamanca Place
Hobart
,
Tasmania
,
7000
Cost
Event Registration
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1

Engineering for Australia Taskforce

Engineering for Australia Taskforce

Engineering for Australia Taskforce

The Engineering for Australia Taskforce (The Taskforce) has been created to focus on achieving representational parity for the domestic applicants to Australian engineering university degrees.

Engineering enrollments do not reflect the diversity of the Australian population.  This is particularly well documented for gender diversity, which will be the focus of the Taskforce.

Despite numerous outreach and engagement programs and initiatives, no Australian Engineering faculty has been able to achieve gender parity for undergraduate enrollments across all courses.  The number of female students who meet the prerequisites to study engineering continues to decline.  From at least age 9, girls report lower interest and confidence than boys in math’s, despite no difference in ability. 

The gender diversity issues in STEM and Engineering, in particular, have been well documented and are well known.

On 4 March 2019, a group met in Melbourne and over video conference to discuss their concerns about diversity in Engineering education.  Originally, the meeting was planned between Professor Elizabeth Croft (Monash), Professor Mark Hoffman (UNSW) and Professor Elanor Huntington (ANU), but the guest list grew as other people signaled interest.

 

Meet the Taskforce

The group agreed to form a Taskforce to achieve representational parity of participation in Australian engineering education.  A report was commissioned through Monash University to identify opportunities to mitigate the existing barriers that that prevent underrepresented groups from choosing to study engineering.

The Taskforce will work on selecting actions from the report to implement, based on the potential to influence of the choices of young people to study engineering. Actions will be chosen that are able to be scaled to national, system-wide solutions.

Taskforce members include:

                

Jane Macmaster

Jane MacMaster (Chair)

Chief Engineer,

Engineers Australia

 

 

 

Professor Elizabeth Croft

Prof. Elizabeth Croft

(Deputy Chair)

Dean of Engineering,

Monash

 

 

Prof. Elanor Huntington

Elanor Huntington

Dean of Engineering,

ANU

 

 

Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith

Prof. Lisa Harvey-Smith

Women in STEM Ambassador,

Federal Government

 

 Sally-Ann Williams

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO,

Cicada Innovations

     

 

 

 

             

 

For further information or inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Darwin Graduate Welcome Event 2021

Darwin Graduate Welcome Event 2021

 

Build your network, grow your knowledge and make 2021 your year.


This event, specifically for new graduate members of Engineers Australia, is where likeminded young engineering professionals can share ideas and learn, build relationships and grow their career.


Find out how Engineers Australia can help you on your engineering journey and meet other young professional engineers who are starting out in their careers, just like you.


Note: By registering to attend this event you agree to comply with all current regulations in place for the management and control of the spread of Covid-19.

Date:
26 / 02 / 2021 - 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
25 / 02 / 2021 05:00 pm
Venue
Darwin Engineers Australia Office
9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin
,
Northern Territory
,
0800
Cost
Event Registration
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1

Climate Change Challenges Education for the Future

Climate Change Challenges  Education for the Future

This is the third event in a Climate Change Challenges series, a collaboration between Engineers Australia’s WA Division, the University of Western Australia’s Public Policy Institute (UWA/PPI) and Murdoch University. Each session of the four-part series stands alone, fulfilling an objective to build the confidence and competence of engineers to talk about the engineering implications of climate change (in our professional capacity, in communities and on boards) and to lead the development of solutions:

This webinar will address climate change from an engineering perspective, focusing on the implementation of solutions through education.  Our speakers will present ideas on how to educate ourselves as engineers and practitioners, and how to educate engineering students, the workforce and the community.

The webinar will be facilitated by Doug Aberle (College of Leadership and Management) with the following speakers:

 

Host: Brian Haggerty (WA Division President of Engineers Australia)

As WA Division President of Engineers Australia, Brian is passionately interested in ensuring that current and future engineers have the capability and skills to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Previously VP Innovation Capability at Woodside, Brian has had responsibilities for Woodside’s technology programmes, and LNG developments. He has 10 years’ international experience with Royal Dutch Shell on LNG and gas to liquids developments and was based in Europe and Middle East.

Brian is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at University of Western Australia. He is also the current Chair of Hydrogen Society of Australia.

 

EA Perspective: Jane McMaster (Engineers Australia Chief Engineer)

Jane MacMaster has worked as an aerospace, mechanical and systems engineer in Australia and internationally, focusing primarily on supersonic flight vehicle design, operations research and rapid prototyping in the Defence sector.

She has previously worked as a senior advisor within the strategy unit of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and as a management consultant in the financial services sector. Most recently she was Founder and Director of Ponder Enterprises, where she used her engineering skillset to address complex societal challenges. She developed a conceptual model and practical techniques for complex problem solving which she taught at universities and to staff from Commonwealth and State and Territory government departments.

 

Keynote Speaker: Tom Ridsdill-Smith (Senior Vice President Climate, Woodside Energy Ltd)

As Senior Vice President Climate, Tom is leading Woodside’s approach to climate change and has oversight of the initiatives Woodside is pursuing to limit emissions and prepare for a lower-carbon future.  Prior to this, Tom worked in a variety of roles for Woodside including VP Geoscience, VP Science, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Scientist and Chief Geophysicist.

Before joining Woodside in early 2000, Tom worked for 5 years in airborne geophysics at World Geoscience.

Tom is also an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Western Australia.

 

Keynote Speaker: James Westcott (past WA Division President of Engineers Australia)

A past WA President, James has been an engineer for 30 years, mostly in the oil and gas Industry, but also in aerospace, fuel cells, electric vehicles and renewable energy. He has worked in Australia, UK, Norway, USA, Canada, Denmark and The Netherlands and is passionate about the engineering profession, particularly about ensuring a strong future for engineers in Western Australia.  His involvement with the WA Division Committee over the past 4 years includes serving as WA President in 2017 and 2018. James holds a First Class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia, an MBA from INSEAD in France and is chartered as an engineer in the UK and Australia. 

 

Facilitator: Doug Aberle (College of Leadership and Management)

Doug spent the first 40 years of his career in the electricity industry, culminating in 6 years as Managing Director of Western Power.  Over this time he has honed and integrated his skills as an engineer, project manager, negotiator, public communicator and coach.

In parallel he has developed a psychotherapy practice over 35 years and holds Clinical Registration with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

Through his business, Marple Bridge Pty Ltd, Doug currently provides coaching, mentoring, facilitation and consultancy services to senior business professionals to enhance leadership effectiveness and support organisations to thrive. Doug also continues to consult to the energy industry.

Date:
10 / 02 / 2021 - 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Registration Closes
10 / 02 / 2021 03:00 pm
Webinar available
Cost
Webinar
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Technical Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
  • Email:
Maximum CPD Hours
1