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Major Hazard Facilities

Please note: On 18 June 2017, the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations 2017) replaced the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007 (OHS Regulations 2007), which expired on this date. WorkSafe's major hazards facilities guidance has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the OHS Regulations 2017 and should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice. Information on the key changes introduced by the OHS 2017 Regulations can be found in the guidance titled Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017: Summary of changes [PDF, 239kB]. However, this guidance document contains material of a general nature only and is not to be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice. Alternatively you can also contact the WorkSafe Major Hazard Facility Unit on 1800 136 089 for more information.

Certain types of incidents at major hazard facilities can be catastrophic for workers, the community and the environment.This guide will help you understand the risks associated with major hazard facilities, and will explain what you need to do to make your workplaces safe.

A series of Guidance Notes are available to provide further clarification of the Major Hazard Facility Regulations. Further information is also available in the Forms & Publications section displayed on the left hand side of this page.