Need any help? Call us on

+44 (0) 1270 258200


Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH 2015) regulations 2015

These regulations implement the Council Directive 2012/18/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 (‘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 of our member companies operate over 80 COMAH sites in the UK, which equates to almost 10% of the overall COMAH sites in the UK . The Chemical Business Association has a COMAH Safety Leadership Forum (CSLF), which is open to any of our members 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.

The Chemical Business Association regularly runs a range of COMAH specific seminars and workshops to aid compliance.