Design for Safety (DfS) is the process of identifying and reducing safety and health risks through good design at the conceptual and planning phases of a project. Through early intervention, risks can be mitigated before construction and maintenance. It is governed by the Workplace Safety and Health (Design for Safety) Regulations 2015 and is applicable for all construction development with contract sum of 10 million dollars and above. DfS formally delegates the duties of ensuring safe design and mitigating risks to the five key-stakeholder in the project, namely: the Developer, DfS Professional (with duties delegated from the Developer), Designers, Contractors and Owners. It also sets out the mandatory processes and systems such as the DfS Review Meeting and DfS Risk Register.

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Our principal is a registered Design-for-Safety Professional. We are able to provide DfSP consultancy for your project if required.