COMAH: Compliance for Lower Tier Establishments
14 February 2024
The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015
place duties on establishments storing or processing quantities of
hazardous materials above thresholds defined for each substance.
Establishments where the quantities exceed the lower of the
thresholds are known as 'lower tier establishments'.
This course identifies the COMAH duties for lower 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.
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Know what COMAH duties exist for lower tier establishments and
who is responsible
- Have an overview of the major hazards regulatory regime
- 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
- Understand how to deliver a safety management system
What the course will cover
This course explains the COMAH duties for lower tier
establishments and helps delegates to understand their roles and
responsibilities to ensure that they are compliant. It looks at how
to mitigate the consequences of a major accident, covering the
measures which are necessary to prevent major accidents and how to
limit their consequences. It will give delegates an introduction to
the major hazards regulatory regime and the MAPP, along with how to
deliver a safety management system. The course will also cover
COMAH application, including aggregation rules, duties and
notification to the CA. Delegates will learn about delivering COMAH
and how to control their risks by understanding their own risk
Who should attend?
This course is designed for managers and supervisors of new
lower tier COMAH establishments, those moving into managerial roles
at existing lower tier establishments and those wanting to refresh
their understanding of COMAH.
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 major roads and motorways, mainline train stations and
Manchester International Airport.
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
£675 per person (includes course notes, lunch and
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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