COMAH: A Basic Introduction
This course introduces the principles behind the Control of
Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015 and the duties the
regulations impose. It has been designed to provide
dutyholders with an understanding of COMAH in order to demystify
This course identifies the COMAH duties for lower and upper tier
establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It
also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority (CA)
and local government.
The course introduces the concept of 'compliant demonstration'
and provides an overview of what the CA is looking for. It
will also explain the remodelled COMAH regulatory regime and the
national strategic inspection topics. The course is
particularly targeted at lower tier COMAH operators but will also
provide valuable background for upper tier operators.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand why COMAH takes its current form
- Have an overview of the major hazards regulatory regime
- Know what COMAH duties exist for lower and upper tier
establishments and who is responsible
- Have an overview of the Major Accident Prevention Policy
- Understand their risk profile and how to control their
- Understand the role of the CA and their interaction with
What the course will cover
The course will outline COMAH duties for lower and upper tier
establishments and help delegates understand what their roles and
responsibilities are to ensure that they are compliant. It will
introduce delegates to major accident hazards and the major hazards
regulatory regime, and give them an overview of what the MAPP
should and shouldn't contain. It will cover COMAH application,
including the aggregation rules, duties and notification to the CA.
Delegates will also learn about delivering COMAH and how to control
their risks by understanding their risk profile. Delegates will
also gain some insight into what to expect from inspections, as
well as learn where to go for COMAH guidance and further sources of
information that they may find useful.
Who should attend?
This course is designed to be delivered in-house to those
working in the same organisation, have responsibilities for
managing or implementing major accident controls at existing
establishments and who want to refresh their understanding of
It is also suitable for managers and supervisors of
establishments newly brought within scope of COMAH 2015 who may be
involved in dealing with the COMAH CA during inspections.
This course can be run for a number of delegates in-house for
your company, we don't currently run this as a open course here on
site.If you solely wish to attend this course, please look at
COMAH Lower Tier open course.
For more information on our in-company training courses, visit
our HSE in-company training
Please complete the
in-company enquiry form with your requirements to enable us to
put together a quote for you.
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
Some of our training courses can also be delivered
in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704
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