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ENGG5103: Safety Systems and Risk Analysis

To develop an understanding of principles of safety systems management and risk management, as applied to engineering systems. AS/NZS 4801:2001 and 4804:2001 form the foundation for teaching methods of developing, implementing, monitoring and improving a safety management system in an Engineering context. Students will be exposed to a number of case studies related to safety systems and on completion of the course be able to develop a safety management plan for an Engineering facility that meets the requirements of NSW legislation and Australian standards for Occupational Health and Safety management systems. Students are introduced to a variety of risk management approaches used by industry, and methods to quantify and estimate the consequences and probabilities of risks occurring, as applied to realistic industrial scenarios.

Code ENGG5103
Academic unit Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. understand, influence and incorporate the concept of safety and quality management systems and AS/NZS/ISO standards to safety management systems design
  • LO2. understand and practically apply industry standards and show their fundamental relevance to an effective safety management system
  • LO3. develop and use a systematic method of decision making as applicable to a task or project specification
  • LO4. appreciate and understand the basis of human factors component used in decision making and systems development
  • LO5. understand and incorporate the concepts of safety management systems and the use of predictive techniques such as risk assessment to justify and develop strategic management systems
  • LO6. write a concise, technical engineering report based on case study in safety management.

Unit outlines

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