Orica Kooragang Island is committed to ensuring that all operations are conducted in accordance with our safety, health and risk management policies.
We strive to ensure our facility operates to the highest standard to protect the health and safety of employees, the community and the environment. Our safety, health and environmental management system supports our delivery of a high standard of performance in these areas.
Orica Kooragang Island is classified as a major hazard facility (MHF) because the facility has more than the threshold quantity of specific hazardous materials. An MHF is required to demonstrate to the state regulator (SafeWork NSW) how the facility operates with an acceptable level of risk to people and the environment. A safety case (report) must be provided to the regulator to demonstrate compliance to the relevant legislation. A summary document has been prepared which provides a description of the Orica Kooragang Island facility and operations, the safety case, community information relating to emergency response and contact details. The Orica Kooragang Island facility has been granted a five-year MHF licence by SafeWork NSW. The licence is due for renewal in 2020.