Notification and registration of a major hazard facility

How to register a dangerous goods site as a major hazard facility (MHF).
Last updated

Mar 2011

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File Type and Size

PDF, 2.32 MB

Document Length

13 pages

What it contains

This guidance notes advises operators of dangerous goods sites about notifying WorkSafe Victoria when the facility meets the threshold for a major hazard facility (MHF). It explains:

  • how and when to notify and register the facility as an MHF
  • what information you must include in the notification
  • what’s involved in registering the facility, including timeframes to complete a Safety Case outline
  • a compliance checklist for notifying and registering an MHF

At the end of this document, there is advice on:

  • assessing quantities of dangerous goods at a facility
  • how to identify hazardous materials and decide if they meet the MHF threshold
  • what to consider for amounts of specific materials that are ‘present or likely to be present’
  • how quantities should be grouped