What are the Comah thresholds?
There are two thresholds for dangerous substances under COMAH. If you store or use more than the lower threshold for a dangerous substance your site is classed as a lower tier establishment. If you store or use more than the higher threshold your site is an upper tier establishment.
What HSE guidance is used for Comah?
COMAH regulation 5 requires every COMAH operator to prepare and keep a document setting out their major accident prevention policy (MAPP). For lower-tier COMAH sites it is a standalone document but for top-tier COMAH sites the MAPP may be included in the safety report rather than as a separate document.
What are Comah sites?
► A COMAH site is one that stores a sufficient quantity of dangerous substances to fall into the definition of an ‘Upper Tier’ or ‘Lower Tier’ site. ► Schedule 3 of the Regulations provides the substances and stored quantities that may qualify a site as a COMAH establishment.
Which agency controls the major accident hazards involving dangerous substances?
COMAH – Health and Safety Authority.
How do you comply with COMAH?
To comply with COMAH, all establishments must have a Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP) in place, but upper tier establishments will also need to submit a safety report and have two emergency plans: internal and external.
What is COMAH legislation?
The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations ensuring that businesses: “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”
Is COMAH a legal requirement?
This is the general duty on all operators. It is a high standard and applies to all establishments in scope. By requiring measures both for prevention and mitigation there is a recognition that all risks cannot be completely eliminated.
What is a COMAH safety report?
Regulation 7 of the COMAH Regulations requires operators of top-tier establishments to submit a safety report to demonstrate that they have taken all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and to limit the consequences to people and the environment of any that do occur.
Does COMAH apply to me?
If your business manufactures, stores or uses any dangerous substances over a certain amount, the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations apply to you.
What is safety report?
A safety report is a document prepared to ‘report’ on a specific safety incident, process or outcome. Safety reports are the mechanism for capturing what is happening on site so that safety teams, engineers and management can understand what’s happening and make decisions about how and what to improve.
What does Dsear stand for?
the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
DSEAR stands for the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Dangerous substances can put peoples’ safety at risk from fire, explosion and corrosion of metal.
What is a Comah safety report?
What are the COMAH Regulations?
The purpose of the COMAH Regulations is to lay down rules for the prevention of major accidents involving dangerous substances, and to seek to limit as far as possible the consequences for human health and the environment of such accidents, with the overall objective of providing a high level of protection in a consistent and effective manner.
When was the information about COMAH establishments made available to the public?
The system to provide public information about COMAH establishments in Great Britain (GB) has been made available to the public in a phased manner from 1 June 2015. Skip to content Health and Safety Executive Home News Guidance About HSE Books Free updates Contact HSE Guidance Topics COMAH
What does COMAH stand for?
How do COMAH regulations work? that are covered by the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015. through the required major-hazard information is available. Who’s responsible for COMAH regulations? How do COMAH regulations work?
Are the substances used or stored at COMAH establishments dangerous?
Although the substances used or stored at COMAH establishments can be dangerous, the establishments are strictly regulated under the COMAH Regulations 2015 and have to manage their activities in a way which reduce risks to workers and the public.