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COMAH safety report requirements - in association with the Chemical Industries Association

Thu 10 Feb, 2022
Virtual Learning Environment

Why attend?

Under the COMAH regulations, operators of upper tier sites are required to review and update their safety report at least every 5 years or whenever a significant change occurs on site as required by regulation 10 of COMAH 2015. The revised safety report must then be submitted to the Competent Authority (CA) for assessment.

The Seveso III Directive came into force on 13th August 2012 and was implemented through COMAH 2015. Changes include the re-classification of chemicals to align them with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures; a greater focus on land-use planning; and the provision of information to the general public, which must be made available electronically.

Chemical and Downstream Oil Industries Forum (CDOIF) published guidance in September 2013, for determining the tolerability of environmental risk at COMAH establishments, CDOIF – Guideline Environmental Risk Tolerability for COMAH Establishments v 1.0, which has subsequently been reviewed and updated. Site operators are being encouraged to adopt this methodology within their safety report submissions.

This course explores the requirements of COMAH including the recent changes and will suggest practical approaches to compiling COMAH safety reports in line with HSE expectations.

Date & Location

10th February 2022 

09:30 – 16:00 (Timezone: London, GMT+1)

This event will be hosted via our Virtual Learning Environment. You will be provided with login details once your registration has been accepted.


09:30 – Registration
10:00 – Background and Key Aspects of the Regulations
10:45 – Who Falls Within the Regulations & Qualifying Substances
11:15 – Break
11:30 – HSE Requirements: MAPP & SMS and Safety Report
12:45 – Lunch
13:30 – Improvement Plans and Intervention
14:00 – Assessment and Technical Demonstration Criteria
14:45 – Break
15:00 – Examples of a Good CSR and Common Pitfalls
16:00 – Review and Close

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at safety professionals, managers and engineers from manufacturing companies, involved in writing, updating or managing the COMAH safety report.

Registration and fees:

This event costs -  

310.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - CIA Member

360.00 GBP (ex. VAT) - Non-Member

While this event is hosted by SLR, registration costs are paid directly to the trade association, you will be sent a direct link once you have registered your interest with us.