Major Hazard Facilities - Western Australia

Description

You will need to notify the agency if you operate a place that has not been classified as a major hazard facility and you:

  • intend to store or handle more than the critical quantity (10 percent of the threshold quantity) of Schedule 1 substances at the place or more than the critical quantity of Schedule 1 substances is present, or likely to be present
  • intend to implement a significant change to any plant, process, substance or layout to the place
  • the agency directs you to provide notification.

    Schedule 1 substances are dangerous substances and include liquified petroleum gases, natural gas and ammonium nitrate fertilisers. Examples of major hazard facilities include:

    • oil refineries
    • gas processing plants
    • large chemical manufacturing plants.

    If your facility is classified as a major hazard facility, you will need to develop a safety report for your facility and have it approved by the agency before you can store, handle or transport dangerous goods. You will need to operate your facility in accordance with the safety management system outlined in your approved safety report.

    There are four classes of major hazard facilities:

    • Class A - are major hazard facilities where Schedule 1 substances are used in or produced in an industrial production process of high complexity.
    • Class B - are major hazard facilities where Schedule 1 substances are used in or produced in an industrial production process of medium complexity.
    • Class C - are major hazard facilities where Schedule 1 substances are used in or produced in an industrial production process of low complexity or where Schedule 1 substances are stored but not used in or produced in an industrial production process and are, in the view of the agency, frequently handled.
    • Class D - are major hazard facilities where Schedule 1 substances are stored but not used in or produced in an industrial production process and are, in the view of the agency, infrequently handled.

    Service type

    Licence

    A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

    Eligibility requirements

    Please review the attached resources and / or contact the agency for more information.

    Fees

    Fees Details for this service in table format.

    Task Type Business Structure Description
    Apply Application All

    Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

    Forms

    Task Business Structure Resources
    Apply All Operator Notification that Critical Quantity of Schedule 1 Substances will be Exceeded - PDF (Opens in new window)
    Apply All Application for Approval of a Safety Report - Please contact the agency for relevant forms.

    Act(s) name

    Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004 Western Australia

    Regulation(s) name

    Dangerous Goods Safety (Major Hazard Facilities) Regulations 2007 Western Australia

    Administering agency

    Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

    Resources Safety

    Contact details

    Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

    Please use these contact details for help or more information:

    Dangerous Goods Licensing

    Resources Safety

    Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

    Western Australia
    Phone: 08 6251 2300
    Email: cso@dmirs.wa.gov.au
    Website: Dangerous Goods (Opens in new window)