E.S.M. conducted a Safety in Design (SiD) Gap Analysis for a Defence client.

E.S.M. reviewed the Client’s engineering management system and made recommendations to improve compliance with Work Health and Safety (WHS) Legislation, industry-specific regulations and a Safety in Design leading practice model.

The Client performs many specialist engineering and technical functions related to vehicle modifications and testing.

To undertake the analysis, E.S.M. gathered information on the Client’s current engineering practices and assessed them against the requirements of WHS Legislation, including the Duties of Designers, as well as defence and aviation regulations applicable to the Client’s operational environment. This involved a review of the Client’s engineering management system documentation and a series of informal interviews with Client personnel across business units to establish the extent of process implementation and identify gaps.

E.S.M. presented the study in a report for the Client, detailing the findings of the gap analysis and a clear set of recommendations.

Following the study, the Client engaged E.S.M. again, to help implement the recommendations presented in the report.

A Safety in Design (SiD) Gap Analysis, with the implementation of resulting recommendations, gives Client organisations confidence that new or modified assets will be safe so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP).

E.S.M. has conducted Safety in Design (SiD) Gap Analyses for several clients, with a similar process applied for each.  This process is now tried, tested and proven to be successful.