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Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH 2015) regulations 2015

These regulations implement the Council Directive 2013/18/EU on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances into the UK legal system.
This Directive, also known as the ‘Seveso III” Directive, resulted from a fundamental review of Directive 96/82/EC, the ‘Seveso II’ Directive and aim’s to prevent major accidents involving certain dangerous substances, and to limit their consequences for people and the environment.

Approximately 30 CBA member companies operating over 80 COMAH sites in the UK, which equates to almost 10% of the overall COMAH sites in the UK (866 as of December 2017). CBA formed a COMAH Safety Leadership Forum (CSLF) in 2011, which is open to any CBA member who operates site(s) subject to the COMAH regime and is open to both senior company executives and practitioners.
The aim of the Forum is to determine the impact of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) regulatory regime, share information, experiences and best practice across the sector and identify advocacy positions directly relating to the major hazard regulated companies within membership.

CBA regularly run a range of COMAH specific seminars and workshops to aid compliance.

More information is available on this topic exclusivley to CBA members.


Is your site within the scope of COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations)? Are you aware of the environmental risk tolerability assessment requirements for COMAH establishments? If so this workshop presented by ABB Ltd will give an overview of the guideline produced by the Chemical and Downstream Oil Industries Forum (CDOIF) for undertaking environmental risk tolerability assessments for COMAH establishments.