Entries by John Daly

Acton Waterfront Park Project

  The Safe Design Australia team recently had the pleasure of working with Aspect Studios’ design team on the ACT’s Acton Waterfront Park project. This project forms part of the National Capital Plan’s vision for a cultural and entertainment precinct on Canberra’s iconic Lake Burley Griffin waterfront. The design features new open spaces, improved connections […]

CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments in an effort to prevent crime. CPTED principles and practises seek to deter offender decisions that precede crime, reduce opportunities for victim based crimes and assault and build a sense of community amongst either residents or […]

The SDA E-Book has been updated!

Safe Design Australia’s eBook is a fantastic resource that provides information to assist designers in meeting their safe design obligations at each stage of the design process. With advice from pre design to design completion, the Ebook can help designers demonstrate that they are meeting their safe design duties. From methods of consultation, safe design […]

Safe Design in Practice: The Construction Phase

Safe Design in Practice: Construction Phase   Safe Design Lifecycle: The Construction Phase Designers need to consider safety of people during the lifecycle of the structure when it will be used as a workplace. The main phases are during: construction of the structure (including civil works stage and demolition of any existing structures), use for the purpose […]

Insurance Considerations for Designers

Insurance Considerations for Designers   Insurance considerations – are you covered? It is important that designers are aware of what is covered by their insurance policies in relation to Safe Design and WHS legislation. Professional indemnity insurance will cover the designer for civil or common law claims, but most do not cover criminal prosecutions or […]

Safe Design Legislation & Harmonisation

Safe Design Legislation and Harmonisation   Legislation and Regulation As a designer, are you fully aware of the work health and safety legislation and regulations in the State or Territory that you practice? In 2009, Safe Work Australia (SWA), was established to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia. Following a national review […]

Bridge building and safe design

Build a bridge. Get over it.   Bridge building and safe design Over the past few months, bridge construction and safety has been a hot topic – from the tragedy of the Genoa Bridge collapse, to the opening of the longest sea bridge in the world, bridge design is pushing the bar higher and higher. […]

Safe Design Workshops

Safe Design in Practice: Workshops Safe Design Workshops Designers can identify hazards to eliminate or minimise risk in design, construction and use of a structure by consulting with other duty holders through formal Safe Design Workshops. An early workshop – during the design phase – can involve a brainstorming process where key stakeholders, led by […]

Fire safety for childcare centres in highrise buildings

Fire safety considerations for multi-storey childcare facilities   Fire safety for childcare centres in highrise buildings. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) raised an important topic recently around the changing use of highrise buildings for facilities other than office or residential spaces, and managing fire safety. With the ever-increasing need to provide centralised and convenient […]