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WorkSafe has a variety of key operational activities and priorities within the major hazard facilities sector.

Key operational activities

Driving improvements in industry major hazard safety performance through proactive regulatory interventions such as:

  • Risk-based inspection of operations to determine the adequacy of management systems.
  • Investigating accidents and incidents.
  • Enforcement of statutory duties and requirements.
  • Working with relevant stakeholders to identify, define, document and promote good practice in the assessment and management of major hazards in the upstream major hazard facility sector.
  • Assessing and making decisions on facility notifications and safety cases. 

Current priorities

Our people   

  • Continue to recruit and develop our MHF staff

Reducing harm   

  • Carrying out inspections and responding to notifications
  • Assessing safety cases and MAPPs

Worker engagement

  • Ensuring that workers at MHF sites are engaged as required by the MHF regulations 

General engagement

  • Continue to engage with stakeholders on what we do, why and how we do it; with an aim of ensuring compliance with the MHF regulations