You will require this licence if you intend to operate a major hazard facility. A major hazard facility (MHF) is a facility where large quantities of hazardous materials and dangerous goods are stored, handled and / or processed. The materials and goods are listed in the schedule 14 of the regulations.
This application process consists of three steps:
- Notification - you must notify WorkSafe in writing before operations commence if you intend to operate a MHF, within 30 days if you store over 10% of the threshold quantities for dangerous goods or immediately if you store 100% of the threshold quantities
- Registration - if you are determined to be a MHF your facility will be registered. You will then have 30 months to achieve full safety compliance including a licence to operate an MHF. A safety case will need to be submitted within 24 months.
- Licensing - if all the licensing requirements are met, the agency will grant you a licence.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.