Major Accident Hazard Understanding for everyone

Everyone has a part to play in managing Major Accident Hazards, from HR to OIM.

Job roles in the oil and gas industry

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The Major Accident Hazard Understanding Workgroup believes that everyone in our industry, regardless of their role, has a part to play in preventing Major Accidents.

Of course, different roles require knowledge, awareness and skills with regards to managing Major Accident Hazards.

This graphic was created to identify the different roles onshore and offshore and map training and resources against these; the workgroup then set about creating resources where gaps were identified.

MIST MAH module: all personnel working offshore are required to undertake MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) which includes a module on Major Accident Hazards. However, those working onshore do not routinely undertake this course and therefore the MAH Understanding workgroup has adapted the MIST 2 MAH module to be suitable for onshore staff who may not be aware of the impact they have on managing Major Accident Hazards. For example, HR should be aware of the critical role they play in employing the correct people and ensuring competencies are correct and up-to-date; procurement should be aware of their role in ensuring that the correct materials and equipment are sourced and, if like-for-like cannot be the achieved, the importance in communicating this to the appropriate people; logistics should be aware of the criticality of the correct people and equipment being available on time; and finance should know the role they play in making all this happen.

An MAH online module covering topics which will help onshore personnel understand the part they play in controlling Major Accident Hazard is available for free to all Step Change in Safety members.


e-learning for onshore personnel

Click here to access our MAH e-learning module

Technician MAH training: a gap analysis tool and list of free resources to address any gaps identified is available.

Elected Safety Reps: a module specific to understanding and identifying Major Accident Hazards is included in the ‘Elected Safety Representatives Development Training’ available from DNV.

Frontline Supervisor: a gap analysis tool and list of resources to address any gaps identified is available.

Managers: a gap analysis tool and list of free resources for leaders and supervision to address any gaps identified is available.

Leadership: The MAH Understanding workgroup has previously delivered half day workshops and has a dedicated page to help leaders understand the role they play.


MAH Understanding Resources

All MAH Understanding resources can be accessed from the main MAH Workgroup page.


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