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Implementing Safety in Design: Determining what is Reasonably Practicable

Work, Health and Safety (WHS) legislation requires engineers and designers to consider the hazards presented throughout the entire life of an asset to ensure ‘so far as is reasonably practicable’ that it is safe to build, install, test, commission, operate, maintain and demolish.

Engineers and designers have to determine what is Reasonably Practicable many times in their career, and in general it is not taught at university. 

This session focuses on the process of determining whether a hazard control is reasonably practicable, in the context of the legal definition, and how to apply it in practice.

Is this course for you?

This webinar is ideal for engineers and related professionals with 5 - 10 years experience across all disciplines and industries. Roles include:

  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Architects
  • Safety professionals

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the legal definition 'of what Is reasonably practicable' or 'reasonable' in WA legislation 
  • How to make decisions that are reasonably practicable 
  • Determine what is reasonably practicable 
  • Make defensible decisions that will withstand Inquiry  
  • Comply with organisational legal requirements such as a PCBU, Company or Body Corporate

Mike Hurd


Civil + Structural Civil + Structural