Expected place of use environment supporting surface

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expected place of use (environment, supporting surface) planned service life intended functions and operating modes expected malfunctions and faults the people interacting with the plant the products related to the plant the correct use of the plant, as well as reasonably foreseeable misuse. Plant limitations Examples Use limits Intended use, production rates, cycle times, working load limits Space limits Range of movement, access for maintenance Time limits Wear and tear of materials, use of fluids Environmental limits Temperature, humidity, noise, location Interface limits Other plant, energy sources Hazard identification Hazard identification should take place as early as possible in the concept development and design stages. It involves identifying the various activities that the plant would be subjected to throughout its life and the reasonably foreseeable hazards associated with each activity. Hazards may include but are not limited to the following…….. … all phases of the plant lifecycle Mechanical (crushing, cutting, trapping, shearing) Electrical Thermal Noise Vibration Radiation Hazardous chemicals Slipping, tripping and falling Manual handling Confined spaces Environmental conditions Hazards resulting from a combination of the above manufacture storage packing and transportation unloading and unpacking assembly installation commissioning use cleaning adjustment inspection planned and unplanned maintenance repair decommissioning dismantling disposal recycling. SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA MEMBERS’ MEETING 6 30 SEPTEMBER 2010 PAGE 17 OF 52
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3.5 Design phase The design phase may involve: developing a prototype or initial design testing, trialling or evaluating the prototype or design redesigning to control any remaining risks so far as is reasonably practicable finalising the design and prepare risk control plans for the lifecycle of the product. Some hazards may be adequately addressed by applying existing solutions in published technical standards. Alternatively, a risk management process should be used to develop and select the most effective control measure. Technical standards Plant should be designed by a competent person (for example, a qualified engineer) in accordance with acceptable engineering principles and relevant technical standards. Engineering principles include, for example, mathematical or scientific procedures outlined in an engineering reference or standard. A list of some relevant published technical standards is included at Appendix A. The list is not exhaustive and designers may consider using other technical standards when designing plant.
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