It is thought the red tape around gaining a new COMAH
licence could make planning more difficult.
straightforward;" the COMAH
Competent Authority worked precisely
Chair of the COMAH
Strategic Forum, Ken Rivers, said: "The Buncefield explosion was a profound shock to the industry.
"The new distribution centre gives clients the opportunity to store their MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and COMAH
(Control of Major Accident Hazards) regulated products in the North West at a well-connected industrial park with rail links."
The HSE established the societal risk criteria shown in Figure 2 for fixed facilities as part of the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH
The possible dangers posed by an incident at the Dow Corning site mean that it is governed by the Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations, known as the COMAH
Increasingly for high hazard sites, such as oil and gas refineries, that are regulated under COMAH
(control of major accident hazards), turnarounds are used for incorporating inspections of critical equipment.
This aspect of the explosion has had an impact on the advice HSE provides for land use planning around Comah
(control of major accident hazards) sites.
Under the COMAH
(Control of Major Accident Hazard) regulations introduced in 1999, Hexion has to produce a plan to deal with emergencies on site and provide safety information to residents and businesses in the area.
Both companies must comply with strict COMAH
regulations (Control of Major Accident Hazards), which include communication with local people about their safety processes and contingencies.
The Control of Major Accident Hazard (Comah
) seminar will take place at West Midlands Fire Service's Training Centre in Smethwick.