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COMAH - Technical Aspects of Safety Reports


This course discusses the technical section of a COMAH safety report which should describe the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Modification of the COMAH site.

The course covers the Process Safety, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Control and Instrumentation and Human Factors aspects which form the technical section of a Safety Report.

It discusses the link between the technical and predictive sections of the report and shows how Human Factors need to be considered throughout.

The course will:

  • Discuss the technical section of a COMAH Safety Report
  • Show the link between the technical and predictive sections of the Safety Report
  • Show how Human Factors is integral to a Safety Report
  • Describe the assessment process and the technical demonstration criteria

The technical topics covered are:

  • Process Safety
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Control and Instrumentation
  • Human Factors

Who should attend?

Those involved in writing the technical sections of COMAH safety report.  They could work for companies with COMAH sites or for their consultants.


The course will be run at the HSE Science and Research Centre in the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester International Airport. This course can be run at your site or local area by arrangement.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at


£1175 per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

Comments & Feedback

"Very relevant to my role and has been extremely useful in helping me understand what is required in terms of safety report content and the level of evidence required."

Georgina Brooks, Tata Steel

"Covered everything required in depth with good examples and further discussion.  Knowledge and discussion from presenters really helped with making the understandng of the application clear."

Jamie-Ross Landeg, Tata Steel

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

This course can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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