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September 5, 2012
Risk Management Standard - AS/NZS ISO 31000

Thoughts on AS/NZS ISO 31000

In Australia, we are currently undergoing a paradigm shift in the way safety risk management is conducted. The new Work Health & Safety Act is replacing the old approach typified by the standard, AS/NZS ISO 31000.  

We have heard conversation in the Engineering community that the move away from AS/NZS ISO 31000 doesn’t necessarily it present a better way forward and the standard can in fact demonstrate safety due diligence.  R2A does not share this view.

The key issue arises from the use of the notion of target (tolerable or acceptable) levels of risk.  The standard is quite specific in the definitions and process explanations:

 

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August 31, 2012
Engineering Implications of the Harmonised Safety Legislation

Questions & Answers

Reader response regarding Richard's article - 'Engineering Implications of the Harmonised Safety Legislation'

This is a response that Richard received following the publication of an article in Engineering Media. Read the article here.

Hi Richard

Safety assurance is one of the 3 key elements of technical integrity (the other elements being fitness-for-service and environmental compliance), and as such risk assessments are a fundamental and important part of our engineering activities.

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August 21, 2012
ALARP

Does ALARP = Due Diligence? Does ALARP equal due diligence? Well yes, if ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable) is redefined, as appears to be presently occurring. Once upon a time ALARP meant achieving an acceptable or tolerable level of risk (consequence and likelihood). It was classically articulated by the UK HSE (Health and Safety […]

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August 15, 2012
WH&S Workshops - Perth

Work Health & Safety (OHS) Training Workshops – Perth The introduction of the new Work, Health & Safety Act in Western Australia is expected in late 2012/13. The WA parliament has completed drafting the bill for general industry and is seeking public comment. This legislation is expected to replace existing OHS legislation. The changes are […]

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August 15, 2012
WH&S Workshops - Brisbane

Work Health & Safety (OHS) Training Workshops – Brisbane The introduction of the new Work, Health & Safety Act earlier this year is presenting new challenges to the way safety and OHS is managed in Queensland. The new legislation replaced existing OHS legislation. The changes are such that most internal OHS systems wont comply with […]

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July 11, 2012
Compliance vs. Due Diligence

Compliance vs. Due Diligence The management of risk in Australia, with the introduction of the new model Work Health & Safety Act took a major leap forward with the introduction of the legislation in most states and territories from January 2012. By way of background, it is a requirement under the new model Work Health […]

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June 25, 2012
Road Infrastructure – Project Due Diligence

Project Due Diligence How to deliver large infrastructure projects on time and to budget The delivery of large infrastructure projects and the procurement of appropriate, fit for purpose rolling stock in a timely and cost effective manner is critical to Australia’s continuing growth. One of the common problems associated with project risk is that specialist […]

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May 17, 2012
Risk Management Standard - AS/NZS ISO 31000

Thoughts on AS/NZS ISO 31000 In Australia, we are currently undergoing a paradigm shift in the way safety risk management is conducted. The new Work Health & Safety Act is replacing the old approach typified by the standard, AS/NZS ISO 31000. We have heard conversation in the Engineering community that the move away from AS/NZS […]

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March 16, 2012
Technical Due Diligence - Due Diligence Risk - Engineering Consulting - Engineering Services

R2A Corporate Profile Defensible Risk Management and Due Diligence Consulting is what R2A is all about. We are an independent firm of due diligence engineers that provide our clients with consulting services, expert due diligence, risk management advice, education and general troubleshooting. Whatever your issue, we are here to help you resolve it in a […]

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March 16, 2012
Safety legislation - Engineering safety - Safety Engineering - Work Health and Safety Act 2012

Questions & Answers Reader response regarding Richard's article - 'Engineering Implications of the Harmonised Safety Legislation' This is a response that Richard received following the publication of an article in Engineering Media.  Read the article here. Hi Richard Safety assurance is one of the 3 key elements of technical integrity (the other elements being fitness-for-service […]

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