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Are you complying with SEVESO III ? (July 2014)

From June 2015, new Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH 2015) Regulations will come into force.
Will you be ready?

Arising out of the EU's Seveso III Directive, the new COMAH 2015 Regulations mainly affect  the chemical and petrochemical industries, but they also apply to any business that stores sufficient quantities of dangerous substances.

HSL has launched a new service to help organisations determine their COMAH status under the new Regulations, based on an assessment of the chemicals used and stored on a site. As a part of HSE, our links to the regulator give us a unique understanding of hazardous workplaces and their requirements.

We can help you assess all relevant data and give you peace of mind that the Regulations have been interpreted correctly when assessing the impact of chemicals in all three required areas:

  • Environment
  • Health
  • Physical hazards


The new classification means that - depending on the substances handled - a site's COMAH status could change. It is your company's responsibility to assess correctly and notify HSE of the status of your sites.


HSL's world-class team of experts, led by Susan Fraser and Jill Wilday, has helped the Competent Authorities and their EU colleagues to understand the scientific elements of SEVESO III. This expertise means that you can be safe in the knowledge that your classifications and notification to HSE are correct. Working with us will save you time and resources, allowing you to concentrate on your core business.


How can we help?

Assessment service

We can assess the chemicals used and stored on your site and determine your new COMAH status.
Email us directly SEVESO III service or use the online enquiry form.

Specialised training

Book a place on the next SEVESO III training course.


Further information

More details on the SEVESO III Directive and its implementation through the new COMAH Regulations is available on HSE's website.


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