SM24: Safety In Design – Do you Understand the Risks?

Warwick Stannus, Group Engineering Manager, A.G. Coombs Group

Safety-in-design is an important issue for building services designers and facility managers. Throughout Australia, under the Commonwealth WHS Act 2011 and in local jurisdiction, there is a clear onus setting out the duty of designers to ensure that built outcomes are without risk to the Health & Safety of the persons who;

  • use the product/plant
  • construct the product/plant
  • decommission the product/plant
  • manage, operate and maintain the product/plant

This clearly affects designers and anyone in a role that instigates or manages works throughout the building’s life cycle. Whilst the responsibilities from a legal perspective are clear, albeit not well known, the practicalities of discharging safety in design responsiblities can be complex.

This presentation will focus on the risk-management process and deliverables required to meet safety-in-design regulations, using real world examples. It will address a number of common safety-in-design issues related to maintenance access and outline how to avoid being left with legacy safety issues.

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Warwick Stannus is the Group Engineering Manager of the A.G. Coombs Group of Companies and has had a career focus on central plant upgrades, data centres and commercial refurbishment projects. In recent years he has been heavily involved in the delivery of Independent Commissioning Agent services working on a number of Australia’s leading Green Star projects developing valuable experience in best practice sustainable design and project delivery. With a background in both the consulting and contracting sides of the construction industry, Warwick has a strong understanding of the requirements to successfully implement integrated project delivery strategies.

Warwick is also BIM-MEPAUS Engineering Director. The BIM-MEPAUS initiative has the aim of facilitating the implementation of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery within the Australian Construction Building Services Sector.


Note: The seminar program may be subject to change. If you have registered for this seminar any topic, presenter, timetable or price changes will be communicated as soon as possible prior to the event.