Gaye FrancisDue Diligence

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 Executive) in 1988 in the … Read More

Compliance vs. Due Diligence

Gaye FrancisDue 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 Safety Act for an officer … Read More

Safety legislation – Engineering safety – Safety Engineering – Work Health and Safety Act 2012

Kerrie CourtsDue Diligence

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 … Read More