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Major hazard facilities
We have developed a suite of five good practice guidelines for operators of Major Hazard Facilities or proposed facilities on how to fulfil their duties under the MHF regulationsRead more
MHF key operational activities and priorities
Learn more about our key operational activities and priorities within the major hazard facilities sector.Read more
MHF fees and levies
There are fees for assessment of safety cases for upper tier major hazard facilities, and annual levies for upper and lower tier major hazard facilities based on complexity of the facilityRead more
MHF regulatory framework
We enforce the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) and the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations in our work with Major Hazard Facilities, along with other industry specific regulationsRead more
MHF notifiable incidents
Both the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the Major Hazard Facility Regulations 2016 have duties for operators of Major Hazard Facilities to notify certain events to WorkSafe.Read more
MHF public information
Information about designated major hazard facilities. We are not required to disclose information that may lead to a threat to the security of a major hazard facility, therefore some major hazard facilities may not be listedRead more
Information for territorial authorities
This fact sheet provides general information for territorial authorities about Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) and the roles of WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe), territorial authorities and MHF operators.Read more