COMAHControl of Major Accident Hazards (UK regulations which implement the European Seveso II Directive)
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Cassel Works is a top-tier COMAH regulated site employing around 250 people on site.
KIRKLEES Council has received the following planning applications: | Syngenta Ltd, removal of three 15m tall COMAH sirens and replace with three new 20m, sirens, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
Keeping up to date records for the community around them is a major problem for many local authorities, COMAH operators and responders.
An EAW spokesman said: "As soon as it is safe for our officers to attend the site, they will conduct an extensive investigation with Chevron under COMAH regulations.
Bob Ellis, managing director of Warwick International, said: "Because we are registered with COMAH, because we store a certain amount of chemicals, our safety is strictly monitored.
Following the deal, key equipment was moved 70 miles north from Castleford to the Koppers's Port Clarence 90-acre, top-tier COMAH site.
Operators should, if appropriate, also liase with the local authorities who have the responsibility for preparing the off-site emergency plan for top tier COMAH sites.
Courses on offer include CIEH First Principles, IOSH/ NEBOSH Health and Safety, COSHH Essentials, Responding to Critical Situations and Emergencies, Control Room Operations, Confined Space Entry and Escape, Working at Height Regulations, Safe Lifting Operations, Mechanical Joint Integrity, Small Bore Tubing, Process Measurement and Instrumentation, Implementing 5S, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing Workshop, Manual Handling, CCNSG, RIDDOR Appreciation and Application, COMAH Site Evacuation Training, Lifting and Slinging, Lifting Gear Inspection, Safe Lifting Operations, Fork Lift Truck, Basic Mechanical Fitting, Electricity at Work Regulations, CAD and many more.
The regulations require that costs incurred by the competent authority in relation to the conduct of their regulatory activities at COMAH sites, including the investigation of incidents, are recovered from the duty-holder at a set hourly rate.
With a sound output of up to 131dB, the units are designed for use in industrial, construction and small COMAH sites, factory complexes, refineries, civil engineering sites, quarries and airfields; they can also be used to give flood warnings, civil defence warnings and in any situation where a warning has to be broadcast across a wide area.
The plant initiated its COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) procedure as a precaution, but the substance was non toxic.
Halton Council's ``Emergency Plan'' web site has listed only 5 COMAH sites, and three are on the same site.