ALARP–What is Reasonably Practicable?

The is a lot of misunderstanding, misinformation and misinterpretation on what ALARP really means – this is one of the better explanations I have read. It is by WHS Lawyer Greg Smith and first published on his blog here: https://mysafetythoughts.com/2016/10/23/reflections-on-safety-reasonably-practicable/  Reflections on Safety: Reasonably Practicable In August 2016, I wrote a WHS Update about the …

What is Reasonably Practicable?

Is reasonably practicable practical? Okay, so this seems like a hand on heart definition – meaning….your honour……(hand on heart) I have done everything reasonably practicable that someone in my position would be expected to do. Under the current NSW Act, you can use reasonably practicable as a defence for not complying or something being out …