International Guidelines

These links were kindly provided by Travis Langbecker, a practicing structural engineer who implements design for safety ( or prevention through design) principles on an ongoing basis. Most of his projects thus far have been based in Australia and South Africa.

Australian Codes of Practice / Guidance Material

  1. Federal
    1. Safe Work Australia Webpage http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/pages/default
    2. Safe Work Australia Health and Safety by Design page http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/australian-strategy/action-areas/pages/healthy-and-safe-by-design
    3. Model Codes of Practice
      1. Safe Design of Structures http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/safe-design-of-structures
      2. Managing the risks of plant in the workplace http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/managing-the-risks-of-plant-in-the-workplace
      3. Confined Spaces http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/confined-spaces-cop
      4. Construction Work http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/construction-work
      5. Demolition Work http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/demolition-work
      6. Guide for the safe design of plant (draft) http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/guidance-safe-design-manufacture-import-supply-plant
      7. Formwork and falsework (draft) http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/guidance-formwork-falsework
      8. Guidance on the principles of safe design for work http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/gm2006principlesofsafedesign
      9. Guidelines on “Reasonably Practicable” http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/interpretive-guideline-reasonably-practicable and http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/774/Guide-Reasonably-Practicable.pdf
    4. Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner – Safe Design http://www.fsc.gov.au/sites/fsc/resources/pages/safedesign
    5. Comcare Safety in Design Page http://www.comcare.gov.au/preventing/prevention/safety_in_design
      1. Good work through effective design project http://www.comcare.gov.au/engage/scheme_consultations/closed_consultations/good_work_through_effective_design_project
  2. QLD
    1. Safe Design of Structures https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/58193/safe-design-structures-cop-2013.pdf
    2. Steel Construction https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/58197/steel-construction-cop-2004.pdf
    3. Managing Risk of Plant in the Workplace https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/58173/managing-risks-plant-cop-2013.pdf
    4. Formwork https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/58164/formwork-cop-2006.pdf
    5. Web pages for designers on the QLD Workplace Health and Safety Webpage
      1. https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/construction/laws-and-licencing/designers
      2. https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/construction/workplace-hazards/designers
      3. https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/workplace-hazards/slips-trips-and-falls/design-considerations
  3. WA
    1. General state codes of practice
      1. Safe design of buildings and structures http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/code-practice-safe-design-buildings-and-structures
      2. Safeguarding of machinery and plant http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/code-practice-safeguarding-machinery-and-plant
      3. Tilt-up construction http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/worksafe/tilt-construction
  4. ACT
    1. ACT codes of practice website:- http://www.worksafe.act.gov.au/page/view/1403/title/codes-of-practice
    2. ACT Worksafe Safe Design webpage:- http://www.worksafe.act.gov.au/page/view/1249
  5. Tasmania
    1. Safe design of structures code of practice http://www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/203601/safe_design_structures_code.pdf
  6. Vic
    1. Compliance Codes of Practice http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/compliance-codes-and-codes-of-practice and Industry standards http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/your-industry/construction/how-to-comply/guidance-material/industry-standards
      1. Plant code of practice http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/plant-code-of-practice-no-19-1995
      2. Confined Spaces- Compliance Code http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/confined-spaces-compliance-code
      3. Safe erection of structural steel for buildings, industry standard http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/industry-standard-safe-erection-of-structural-steel-for-buildings
    2. Other
      1. Construction and erection of bridge beams http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/construction-and-erection-of-bridge-beams
      2. Worksafe Victoria Building and Structure Design Webpage http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/safety-and-prevention/health-and-safety-topics/building-and-structure-design
      3. Designing safer buildings and structures guideline http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/designing-safer-buildings-and-structures
  7. NSW
    1.  Safe design of structures code of practice http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/19583/safe-design-structures-code-practice-3839.pdf
    2. Tunnels under construction code of practice http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/20772/Tunnels-Under-Construction-Code-of-Practice.pdf
    3. Construction Hazard Assessment Implication Review http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CCgQFjAAahUKEwjFw83Rme_HAhVVEJIKHVSgDpM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdmills.cn%2Fimages%2Fimg%2F122003004.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEq6I_GTOb9dBOUQRsaIe7Cc0qwHg&bvm=bv.102537793,d.aWw
  8. Other
    1. Australian Steel Institute Technical Note TN002 – Issues with temporary bracing of steel structures http://steel.org.au/media/File/Tech_Note_TN002_v224_Jan_2011.pdf
    2. Centre for Construction Workplace Health and Safety – Safety in Design Report 2014 http://mams.rmit.edu.au/bqe3rl2awzb8.pdf
    3. Consult Australia – Workplace Health and Safety page http://www.consultaustralia.com.au/Home/Advocacy/WHS
  9. Client/Owner presentations / requirements
    1. QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads – Design Criteria for Bridges and Other Structures (refer section 3.13 for safety in design requirements http://pan.search.qld.gov.au/search/click.cgi?rank=7&collection=qld-gov&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmr.qld.gov.au%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fbusind%2Ftechstdpubs%2FBridge%2520design%2520and%2520assessment%2520criteria%2520manual%2FDesignCriteriaforBridgesandOtherStructures.pdf&index_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tmr.qld.gov.au%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fbusind%2Ftechstdpubs%2FBridge%2520design%2520and%2520assessment%2520criteria%2520manual%2FDesignCriteriaforBridgesandOtherStructures.pdf&auth=kBKD6TOy0vpk6sKTeH3QSg&search_referer=&query=%22safety%20in%20design%22&profile=transport_mainroads&identifier

Steel Erection

  1. AS3828 / QLD Code of Practice for Steel Construction – Steel Construction https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/58197/steel-construction-cop-2004.pdf
  2. Australian Steel Institute Technical Note TN002 – Issues with temporary bracing of steel structures http://steel.org.au/media/File/Tech_Note_TN002_v224_Jan_2011.pdf
  3. Vic Safe erection of structural steel for buildings, industry standard http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/industry-standard-safe-erection-of-structural-steel-for-buildings
  4. South African Institute of Steel Construction Papers
    1. Documentation of Design – Summary of Essential Structural Information for Project http://saisc.co.za/saisc/downloads/structural/summary_of_project_latest.doc
  5. presentation made at the Institution of Structural Engineers on Erection Engineering of Steel Structures:http://www.istructe.org/webtest/files/25/2502b133-3cb0-467f-9df4-de9645a5d89f.pdf  . It contains quite a few issues to be considered, as well as some failure investigations.
  6. Safety in Design – Design guides for steelwork (http://www.safetyindesign.org.uk/images/pdf-view/b6169_sid_con305.pdf ), temporary structures (http://www.safetyindesign.org.uk/images/pdf-view/b6169_sid_con306.pdf ) and erection techniques (http://www.safetyindesign.org.uk/images/pdf-view/b6169-sid-con304.pdf )

Demolition / End of Life

  1. CROSS Topic Paper – Structures at the end of their design life http://www.structural-safety.org/media/381365/scoss-topic-paper-structures-at-the-end-of-their-design-life.pdf

 

Other Safety in Design Links

  1. DIOHAS (Designers Initiative on Health and Safety) webpage http://www.diohas.org.uk/
  2. APS (Association of Project Safety) website https://www.aps.org.uk/
  3. Design Guides from Safety in Design website:-= http://www.safetyindesign.org.uk/design-guides
  4. C662 CDM 2007 – Construction Work Sector Guidance for Designers http://www.ribabookshops.com/item/c662-cdm2007-construction-work-sector-guidance-for-designers/61712/
  5. C663 CDM 2007 – Workplace in use guidance for designers http://www.ribabookshops.com/item/c663-cdm2007-workplace-in-use-guidance-for-designers/61765/
  6. “Risk in Structural Engineering”, Institution of Structural Engineers, http://shop.istructe.org/risk-in-structural-engineering.html
  7. South Africa
    1. Advisory Note of Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993, Construction Regulations 2003http://www.cesa.co.za/_f1l3z_/advisorynotes/04_2.pdf
    2. Client Information Sheet 3 http://www.saace.co.za/public_downloads/SAACEClientInformationSheet3.pdf
  8. UK
    1. UK HSE Red, Amber, Green lists for safety in design http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/cdm/hse-rag.pdf
    2. Safety In Design http://www.safetyindesign.org.uk/design-guides
    3. UK HSE Construction Website: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.htmhttp://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/areyou/designer.htm
    4. UK HSE Report 834 – Preventing catastrophic events in construction http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr834.htm
    5. The Institution of Structural Engineers now has a fairly recent presentation on the role of the designer during contstruction available. It can be found at the following link: http://www.istructe.org/webtest/files/a0/a021a7c4-ae0e-4ed4-85d7-f0fa17a3a20f.pdf
    6. Guidance for the 2015 CDM http://www.citb.co.uk/health-safety-and-other-topics/health-safety/construction-design-and-management-regulations/cdm-guidance-documents/
    7. Other UK HSE Research Reports
      1. 422 – Developing guidelines for the selection of designers and contractors under the CDM 1994 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr422.htm
      2. 463 – Avoiding structural collapses in refurbishment: A decision support system http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr463.htm
      3. 467 – the commercial case for applying CDM http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr467.htm
      4. 538 – Improving the effectiveness of CDM 1994 http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr538.htm
  9. New Zealand – The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
    1. Links to practice notes Practice Notes http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/practicesupport/practice_notes.cfm
      1. Peer Review Practice Note http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/PN02_Peer_Review.pdf
      2. Safety and Engineers Practice Note http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/PN04_Safety.pdf
      3. Designing for Safety in Buildings and Other Structures Practice Note http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/PN07_Design_for_Safety.pdf
      4. Constructability Practice Note http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/PN13_Constructability.pdf
      5. Structural Engineering Design Office Practice Practice Note http://www.ipenz.org.nz/IPENZ/Forms/pdfs/PN14_DesignOfficePractice.pdf