Safe supply of structural steelwork in a global economy - Brisbane

Ensuring your design is built to required standards

Please note that this course has now reached maximum capacity. If you would like us to send you a web-link to download a copy of the presentation, please email johng@steel.org.au with your name, company name, address and phone number.

The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) as the peak body for the national steel design and supply chain is embarking on a compliance/ certification program, based on the European system, to provide assurance on product quality and safety.

This seminar details the National Structural Steelwork Compliance Certification Scheme being developed. By identification of the compliance certification requirements by the engineer based on risk assessment, a uniform benchmark regardless of supplier will be supported by certification assessment and prequalification of supplier. By specifying to the proposed scheme, design engineers will be reassured that their designs are being built to the required standards.

This is a ‘must attend’ for structural engineers:

  • to understand how they may minimise their risk in the steel supply chain and
  • to ensure they get the construction that they design.

The presentation will examine the current steelwork compliance regime in Australia versus other developed countries and highlights the consequences of the current system of relying on self-assessment when exposed to a global purchasing environment. Through the development of parallel case studies, the importance of the structural engineer in specifying a compliance framework that will act as a watchdog in identifying unsafe and poor work practices and non-compliant materials will be examined. The link with the recent Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011, the need to understand how compliance can satisfy the requirements of the Act for all stakeholders with duty of care and responsibility will be explored.

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