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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.

Guides for Major Hazard Facilities

Major hazard facilities guides developed by Safe Work Australia have been adopted in Queensland.

Major Hazard Facilities regulation

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.

Major Hazard Facility operators

Operators of Major Hazard Facilities must develop a safety management system, safety assessment and safety case.

Major hazard team activities

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

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