Major Accident Hazard Understanding

Educating industry on preventing Major Accident Hazards

A Major Accident Hazard 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. Managing Major Accident Hazards is vital to safe operations. Everybody working in the oil and gas industry, both onshore and offshore, has a part to play in managing these hazards.

To control all Major Accident Hazards, barriers must be put in place. To help those working in the industry to identify the barriers that can be put in place to prevent major accidents, the Step Change in Safety Major Accident Hazard Understanding workgroup has developed a suite of educational resources for members to use.

These resources are designed to help people to understand how their actions can manage Major Accident Hazards and the potential causes of harm associated with them. The learning materials also highlight the importance of ensuring that the necessary safeguards and barriers are fit for purpose to ensure that the potential for harm is eliminated, managed or reduced.

The objective of the Major Accident Hazard Understanding workgroup is to prevent Major Accidents through the use of training materials to educate the industry’s workforce in Major Accident Hazards and Process Safety Management.

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Contact Workgroup

To contact the Major Accident Hazard Understanding workgroup, e-mail gillian@stepchangeinsafety.net.

Steve Rae
Steve Rae
Executive Director
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Gillian Simpson
Gillian Simpson
Programme Delivery Manager
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