Major Hazard Facilities (MHF)
Major Hazard Facilities (MHF) are locations that store above threshold quantities of chemicals listed in schedule 15 of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB), or are determined as a Major Hazard Facility after an inquiry process.
They are places such as oil refineries, chemical plants and large fuel and chemical storage sites where large quantities of hazardous materials are stored, handled or processed. In Queensland, MHFs also include facilities that store above threshold quantities of explosives and undertake some processing activity.
Major hazard facilities guides developed by Safe Work Australia have been adopted in Queensland.
All Major Hazard Facilities are to be licensed and facilities with greater than 10 per cent of Schedule 15 chemicals must notify Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Operators of Major Hazard Facilities must develop a safety management system, safety assessment and safety case.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's major hazard team is a group of qualified inspectors tasked with auditing and assessing the performance of operators in meeting their obligations.
- Last updated
- 04 April 2017