Safety in Design

Summary

A comprehensive review of safety in design literature was undertaken to critically review:

(i) the way that safety in design is understood and implemented;

(ii) policy and legislative approaches relating to safety in design;

(iii) the performance and usefulness of documented tools and approaches that support safety in design; and

(iv) safety in design practices currently adopted in the Australian construction industry.

An industry report made eight recommendations based on the critical review. These recommendations relate to ways to improve the effective implementation of safety in design in the Australian construction industry.

Team

  • Helen Lingard
  • Payam Pirzadeh
  • James Harley
  • Nick Blismas
  • Ron Wakefield

Partners

  • Australian Constructors Association

Testimonial

The RMIT team have demonstrated a commitment to working with industry to provide impactful and rigorously researched outcomes that can be applied in a real-world context. The knowledge, experience and openness to sharing learnings and investigating new ideas demonstrated by the team have made them a valuable resource to the industry, with impacts that flow through the industry supply chain.

Publications

Peer-reviewed papers/outputs

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.