HSL offers support with COMAH 2015 regulations
Revised COMAH regulations came into force on 1 June
They apply mainly to the chemical and petrochemical industries,
but also affect other businesses which store certain quantities of
substances with hazardous classifications. Under the new
regulations these classifications have changed, bringing new
businesses into the scope of the directive.
The new European Directive behind these changes is known as
Seveso III, and covers the control of major
accidents. Previous COMAH regulations referenced the CHIP
regulations to determine scope. COMAH 2015 references the European
Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures
Regulation (2008) (CLP).
Sites which newly fall within the scope of COMAH or which are
newly deemed upper tier need to fully understand the
Every site of a business needs to:
- determine whether they are in scope of COMAH 2015 and notify or
re-notify the Competent Authority by 1 June 2016. Upper tier COMAH
sites must prepare a safety report which demonstrates this.
- take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents
involving dangerous substances.
- limit the consequences to people and the environment of any
major accidents which do occur.
Existing COMAH sites that have safety reports due before June
2016 are encouraged to write them in a way that is compliant with
COMAH 2015 to avoid additional work.
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) is part of the HSE and
one of the world's leading providers of health and safety solutions
to industry, government and professional bodies. We have created a
set of services to help your business ensure it is fully compliant
with the new regulations.
These fall into five categories:
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