Renewal of a major hazard facility licence

How operators of a major hazard facility (MHF) can renew a MHF licence.


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What it contains

This guidance note advises how major hazard facility (MHF) operators can review their safety case to renew the facility's licence. It provides information for operators in the two-year period before their licence expires, and explains:

  • what's involved in a safety case review
  • how to update a safety case, including reviewing the MHF's current hazard and major incident identification, safety assessment, control measures, safety management system, emergency plan testing and property protection assessment
  • who to consult for the review
  • the decision-making process for renewing a licence
  • a compliance checklist to review and revise a safety case