Design Elements and Logic

  • Peter Astley
Part of the Macmillan Technician Series book series


The prime duty of any designer is to make sure, as far as possible, that all dangers are eliminated from within a design task. If the objective danger is reduced, for example the fitting of guards to machinery, and at the same time the operator’s skill and knowledge are improved, then at least there is more chance of preventing an injury.

‘It shall be the duty of every employee … to take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions ….’

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Section 7(a)


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© Peter Astley 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Astley
    • 1
  1. 1.Foley College of Further EducationStourbridgeUK

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