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Notification of Major Hazard Facility

Operators of facilities or proposed facilities are required to notify WorkSafe of specified hazardous substances that are present, or likely to be present. 

The good practice guidelines Major Hazard Facilities: Notifications and Designation will assist you to complete the notification form and explains the notification and designation process.

Notification of Major Hazard Facility form [PDF 403KB]

Use this form to notify WorkSafe of your facility.

Major Hazard Facility Calculator [XLXM 63KB]

Use the MHF calculator to assist you with calculating the quantities of specified hazardous substances and whether your facility is either an upper tier major hazard facility, lower tier major hazard facility, or neither. You may choose to submit a copy of the MHF calculator along with your notification form.

Design Notices

The good practice guidelines Major Hazard Facilities: Notifications and Designation offers advice on how to submit a design notice. There is no prescribed form for a design notices but it must include the matters in Schedule 6 of the regulations.

Health and Safety at Work (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2016

Last updated 11 July 2016

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.