Hazard identification at a major hazard facility

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks at a major hazard facility (MHF) by identifying hazards.


What it contains

This guidance note advises operators on how to identify hazards when developing a safety case for a major hazard facility (MHF). It explains:

  • how the hazard identification process contributes to the development of a safety case
  • planning for the process, including defining major incidents, selecting hazard identification techniques and teams, and scheduling
  • preparing information, analysing the hazard and considering complex hazards
  • what happens after the hazard identification process, including reviews and quality assurance checks
  • a compliance checklist for hazard identification

At the end of the guide, there are examples of hazard identification techniques.