Major hazard facilities (MHF)

This is a workplace where, because of the hazardous chemicals present, WorkSafe Tasmania has determined there is potential for a major incident.

A MHF is usually very large, and requires the hazardous chemicals as part of its business activities. An example might be a business producing and storing 300 tonnes of industrial gases.

Obligations

To enable WorkSafe to determine if you are an MHF, the PCBU must notify where quantities exceed 10% amounts in Schedule 15 of the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 .

To make notification, contact WorkSafe.

Practical guides are available on the Safe Work Australia website to help facility operators to comply with the legislation.