• Safe Design Australia

    Providing specialist services in safe design throughout the Asia Pacific region

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Safe Design Australia

Our team of work health and safety consultants and risk managers operate throughout Australia and New Zealand to help designers meet their work health and safety legal duties in relation to safe design. We understand that good design is important and believe that safe design can be achieved without compromising the design intent. Our clients include architects, building designers, developers, design and construct companies, principal contractors, engineers and local government.


Our systems have been reviewed by WorkCover NSW and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Safe Design Reports

Education, Training and Procedures

Responsibility for Safe Design

Safe Design Workshops

Brainstorming safe design

Internal WHS Procedures & Quality

The ‘Not Boring Safe Design Course’

Let’s be honest — no-one gets excited about safety. There’s certainly very little enthusiasm for Safe Design.

What if it wasn’t boring?
What if it didn’t need to be more work?
What if it wasn’t going to defile award-winning work?


View our portfolio of selected safe design projects and find out more about our published case studies on how other designers have incorporated safety into their designs.

Government Facilities

Educational Institutions

High Rise Buildings

Health & Medical Facilities

Restaurants & Clubs

Community Facilities

Hotels & Motels

Sports Facilities

Industrial & Commercial

Residential Structures

Utilities & Infrastructure



Access our free resources helping designers to understand the WHS legislation.

  • e-Book

    We want to help designers understand their obligations under WHS legislation. Free eBook titled, Safe design in practice: For designers of structures.

  • Fact Sheets

    Free downloadable PDFs to help designers and their clients understand their obligations under the legislation.

What people say about us..

Safe Design Australia understands the practical implementation of the legislation as it applies to architects, unlike other training courses or consultants that are specifically WHS experts and not familiar with the architectural design and construction process. We are continuing to work with Safe Design Australia and are pleased to recommend them.

To help us navigate these new requirements we felt we needed the right advice from someone with not only experience in this field but someone who understood the culture of a design practice. The team at Safe Design Australia were the ideal choice. We would recommend Safe Design Australia to anyone looking for a thorough, compliant and legible way of meeting their Work Health and Safety responsibilities.

Kordia Solutions Australia engaged Safe Design Australia to work with our different Project design teams to review and improve our current safety in design(SID) processes, while improving overall awareness by our Designers of their legislative obligations in regard to safety in design under the WHS Act. Our aim was to ensure Kordia’s SID processes were robust, fit for purpose and provided value to our customers by reducing end user safety risks and costs through innovative design. Safe Design Australia team’s expertise and experience helped us refine and align our Safety in Design processes. Their team displayed an excellent understanding of the needs of the business. This was particularly evident in their coaching and training sessions, which displayed a commercially savvy approach to implementation by focusing on simplicity, integration and collaboration.