Q1 - Preventing Major Accidents

A good understanding of Major Accident Hazards (MAHs) is key to maintaining safe operations. A Major Accident Hazard MAH is a source of danger that has the potential to cause a major incident, whether that involves multiple fatalities and/or significant damage to plant, equipment, or the environment.

A good understanding of MAHs is key to maintaining safe operations. How these hazards are managed can help prevent major incidents, and ultimately save lives.

Resources included will help you: 

  1. Appreciate how your routine activities interact with barriers which keep us safe,
  2. Be better equipped to recognise when a barrier has been impaired and know what action to take to report it,
  3. Understand how your decisions affect the risk of major accidents.

 The Process Safety Working Group at Safer Together has developed a range of resources that address the prevention of major incidents. A great place to start is by taking a look at the following process safety awareness video aimed to help improve conversations with your team about process safety. 

The Process Safety Awareness video series is available here.

Major Accident Hazard Awareness Training is available via the Contain It program. Find out more here.

A range of Learning Event Bulletins,  toolboxes and articles are also available from the menus below.

Click the logo for Q1 materials from our international collaboration partners Always Safe (Norway) and Step Change in Safety (UK):

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