22 Jun Back in the Workforce Bursary
On #INWED20 BPEQ reaffirms its commitment to supporting women in engineering. Our Back in the Workforce bursary has helped several RPEQs – like Parisa Hejazi and Kim Hines-Ng – keep or regain their registration through CPD.
I learnt that Safety in Design approach begins with an emphasis on making choices. Choices on design, material and methods of manufacture or construction that can enhance the safety of the finished product.
“I learnt that Safety in Design approach begins with an emphasis on making choices.”
As a design engineer at Utilitas Group – developing biogas hubs across Australia – the new knowledge will assist me to promote safety throughout my design to safeguard lives during the life of the project from construction through to maintenance, operation, demolition or dismantling and disposal.
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
total female RPEQs
growth since 2019
The Safety in Design course provided participants with an overview of the Work, Health and Safety requirements of designers and engineers. What I found particularly useful was the focus on understanding the underlying principles contained in the WHS legislation.
“What I found particularly useful was the focus on understanding the underlying principles contained in the WHS legislation.”
The benefits of a holistic approach to managing engineering risk was recommended. The advantage of designers reviewing the overall lifespan of the project from design and construction through to operation and demolition was discussed and demonstrated. The course also provided definitions for terms commonly used in risk reduction methodologies and helped to dispel confusion between them.