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AMME5104: Applied Safety Systems and Risk Analysis

AMME5104 aims to extend the knowledge and skills of students who have completed the prerequisite unit of study, "ENGG5103 - Safety Systems and Risk Analysis"; building on the foundation material introduced in that unit of study. The effective management of workplace safety systems using Australian/New Zealand standards AS/NZS 4801/4804 is discussed and applied to typical engineering scenarios; some common international approaches and systems are also covered, though to a smaller extent. Processes and procedures related to the creation of risk assessments and analyses are explored, as related to common engineering disciplines. Systems and processes used to perform Hazard and Operability (Hazop) studies are introduced, alongside computational probability based risk quantification procedures. Methods to audit and monitor the performance of safety management systems are discussed, with a focus on the use of lead indicators. Various incident investigation techniques are examined, in conjunction with safety auditing systems. The classification and management of hazardous materials is addressed, with reference to legislative requirements. The importance of a positive workplace safety culture, and issues related to human factors in safety management are also studied and techniques to promote a strong safety culture explored. The unit of study incorporates the use of various real world case studies, from a variety of different engineering disciplines.

Code AMME5104
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6
ENGG5103. Knowledge of basic safety systems.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. make informed decisions based on advanced risk analysis processes
  • LO2. understand human factors and their impact on safety management processes
  • LO3. undertake team based discussions within class and online in discussion/collaboration forums
  • LO4. write effective technical engineering reports related to safety systems and risk analysis
  • LO5. independently source information related to legislative requirements, industry codes of practice etc
  • LO6. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safety and risk management systems
  • LO7. apply quantitative risk analysis processes and techniques.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.