Under a Research Funding Agreement AMOG was engaged on behalf of SafeWork New South Wales to conduct the strategic research project: "Licensing of Major Hazard Facilities: Regulation vs Red Tape".

The research project was undertaken to review the current regulation of Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs) by SafeWork NSW and verify if it compared favourably with best practices and effective leading trends for the management of MHFs within Australia and internationally.

The research included a detailed literature review, extensive stakeholder surveys and, targeted interviews with regulators and operators of MHFs around Australia and internationally. The outcomes of this review are intended to assist in streamlining the regulatory procedure for industry and lessen any real or perceived red tape burden through more efficient regulation, allowing industry to focus on ensuring the likelihood of major incidents at MHFs is reduced So Far As is Reasonably Practicable (SFARP).