Australian Safe by Design Guidance Gives us a Foot in the Door for the Approach to Health

While our focus is on ‘health’, we can also benefit from the guidance surrounding Safety by Design. The rationale and activities you can do to manage safety throughout the lifecycle of a design can be applied to the management of health. This approach to the whole lifecycle is valuable and is often overlooked.

There is currently no reference point for Health by Design. For those new to the idea of Health and Safety by Design, the Australian Safety by Design guidance document offers a good, engaging discussion on the subject. We recognise that Health and Safety by design would have been more inclusive of our focus, however the content of this guidance does cover health and the principles remain useful. Short, at twenty pages, it is brief enough to work though quickly and pick up the context of Health and Safety by Design.

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