January brings our first Quarterly Theme for 2024:  Preventing Major Accidents.  A good understanding of Major Accident Hazards (MAHs) is key to maintaining safe operations. How these hazards are managed can help prevent major incidents and ultimately save lives.

A 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.

Go to the Preventing Major Accidents page and find the collated resources and collateral to enable you to focus on this topic with your team, including everything you need to facilitate a conversation with your team, including Learning Event Bulletins, Safety Alerts and Toolboxes.

These resources will help you and your team to: 

  1. Appreciate how routine activities interact with the barriers which keep us all safe,
  2. Be better equipped to recognise when a barrier has been impaired and to know what action to take to report it,
  3. Understand how everyone’s personal 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, including Process Safety Awareness Campaign materials designed to help initiate and improve conversations with your team about process safety.  These resources are always available to HSERs from our member companies to utilise.

Access Quarter 1 materials from our international collaboration partners Step Change in Safety (UK) and  Always Safe (Norway).

For more information, email:  [email protected].