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.

ALARP: As Low As Reasonably Practical.

The eight EMESRT Design Philosophies are:

1. Access and working at heights
The objective is to prevent harm related to access & working at heights (where there is a risk of falling at least 6’ (1.8m) or if serious injury may result) on equipment; to prevent slip/trips, sprains/strains, falls from height and failure to egress in emergency events to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
2. Tyres and rims
To prevent harm related to tire and rim events to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error and material failures.
3. Exposure to harmful energies
The objective is to prevent harm related to exposure to moving machine parts, failure of hydraulic equipment or systems, or other energy sources, such as compressed air, heat, electricity and gravity to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
4. Fire
The objective is to prevent harm related to equipment fires to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
5. Machine operation and control
The objective is to prevent harm, during machine operation and control, to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
6. Health impacting factors
The objective is to prevent harm from exposure to health impacting factors to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
7. Manual tasks
The objective is to prevent harm due to manual tasks during installation, maintenance and operations of equipment, to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.
8. Confined spaces and restricted work areas
The objective is to prevent harm to people working in confined spaces and restricted work areas to ALARP, including consideration in design for foreseeable human error.