Design Philosophies: The EMESRT Backbone /

The foundation of the EMESRT approach comes from our eight Design Philosophies.

These design philosophies are the basis of our engagement with OEM and third-party equipment designers, manufacturers and suppliers, our industry focus projects and the development of EMESRT tools, processes and other resources.

Each Design Philosophy states objectives, design outcomes and categorises relevant potential unwanted events.

The eight EMESRT Design Philosophies are:

1. Access and working at heights
Prevent harm related to access and working at heights specifically where there is a risk of falling including slip/trip hazards, sprains/strains, falls and failure to egress in emergency events to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for gender diversity and foreseeable human error.
2. Tyres and rims
Prevent harm related to tyre and rim handling, mounting, material failures and installation to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for gender diversity and foreseeable human error and material failures.
3. Exposure to harmful energies
Prevent harm related to exposure to moving machine parts, failure of hydraulic equipment or systems, and other energy sources, such as compressed air, heat, electricity, kinetic and gravity to as low as reasonably practical (ALARP) design considerations for gender diversity and foreseeable human error.
4. Fire
Prevent harm related to equipment fires incorporating suppression systems, safety equipment and placement of hydraulic and fuel lines to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for human diversity (variability, capability and limitations) and foreseeable human error.
5. Machine operation and control
Prevent harm during machine operation and control to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for human diversity and foreseeable human error.
6. Health impacting factors
Prevent harm from exposure to health impacting factors to as low as reasonably practical including consideration in design for human diversity and for foreseeable human error.
7. Manual tasks
Prevent harm related to manual tasks during installation, maintenance and the operation of equipment to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for human diversity and foreseeable human error.
8. Confined spaces and restricted work areas
Prevent harm to people working in confined spaces and restricted work areas to as low as reasonably practical including design considerations for human diversity and for foreseeable human error.