The Safety in Design Practice Forum is a work stream of the Construction Clients’ Group

The purpose of this group is to establish a consistent understanding of safety in design under the new legislative regime and create a forum for sharing, challenging and empowering its members to apply these principles.


Around the world, analysis of serious incidents shows that almost 60% of injuries can be attributed to the design of the plant, substance or structure.  Analysis of these incidents show that the majority are related to machinery or plant and are caused by people and plant interactions such as inadequate guarding or restraints, lack of interlocking systems or electrical considerations.

Our Health & Safety in Design Position Statement sets out the position of the members of the CCG in relation to the elements of health and safety in design as they should be applied in New Zealand under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015.

Get involved:

The Safety in Design Practice Forum is held quarterly.  
To subscribe to the invitation list please contact Jo Conway


The Safety in Design Practice Forum is chaired by: