Major Hazard Facility
Due to the quantities of LPG that we store at our sites, Liquigas is known as an upper tier Major Hazard Facility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. We have a responsibility to prove to WorkSafe New Zealand that our safety, operating and maintenance systems keep our risks as low as possible, and our people and communities safe.
We meet this responsibility by developing safety cases that are a comprehensive investigation and analysis of all aspects of risks to health and safety associated with major incidents on our sites. Our major risk is from an uncontrolled release of LPG because it could catch fire if it were to reach an ignition source. Because our storage tanks are mounded (see the safety & storage tab), they are protected from impact and fire which means that the chance of failure is extraordinarily low. Potential uncontrolled releases may come from piping, during shipping operations or during road tanker operations. These systems contain significantly less LPG than our storage tanks. More information about Major Hazard Facilities can be found at www.worksafe.govt.nz