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What is a Safety Case?

MHFs have to demonstrate their operational safety through a Safety Case developed specifically for their unique operations and situation.

The Safety Case sets out the adequacy of the site's safety management system by specifying prevention measures as well as strategies for reducing the effects of a major incident if one does occur.

It can only be prepared following a full examination of a site's activities to identify hazards and all potential major incidents, and to determine the necessary control measures.

The safety case must be prepared with the full involvement of employees and their health and safety representatives from all of the different workgroups and functional areas at the site.

The relevant emergency services should be consulted on emergency plan preparation, and the local municipal council (or councils) should be consulted on actions required for the safety of local community members in the event of a major incident.

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