The concept of designing safety into structures has been a basic tenant of Workplace Health & Safety legislation however with the publishing of the Code of Practice on the Safe Design of Structures there exists a framework for this to happen in a more formal manner.
This Code applies to the design of ‘structure’ defined under the Workplace Health & Safety Act, which cover a wide variety of designs including, anything ‘constructed’ either temporarily or permanent.
A Design Safety Assessment generally consists of a series of workshops as the design develops involving stakeholders such as architects, building designers, engineers, building users and maintainers.
The workshops may be HAZOP style using the CHAIR process or less formal concentrating on the more obvious issues identified by the designers.
RiskChase have a significant portfolio of DSA projects and can assist in meeting the requirements of the Code of Practice or client expectations in this area.