What it contains

This guidance note provides advice for operators of a major hazard facility (MHF) in Victoria to develop and implement a Safety Management System (SMS) for the facility as part of its Safety Case. It explains:

  • what’s involved in a SMS
  • how findings from the Longford Royal Commission influenced safety requirements for MHFs
  • how to create a SMS, including integrating the system, managing control measures and developing performance standards
  • a compliance checklist to develop a SMS