COMAH Training Course

£25 +VAT

Major accidents have the potential to cause serious damage to both people and the environment, so it is essential that the risks are carefully controlled.

This COMAH training course has been designed as a thorough introduction to the Regulations so that site operators understand more about what their legal responsibilities are in regards to keeping themselves, their employees and the environment safe from harm.

The course covers all aspects of the COMAH Regulations, including information on creating a Major Accident Prevention Policy (MAPP), and provides learners with an understanding of their responsibilities under the latest Seveso III Directive which applies to all COMAH establishments from 1st June 2015.

This course has been updated and is legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines.

  • Written in compliance with the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted next working day
  • Downloadable PDF certificate available on completion

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for all operators, including employers, managers and supervisors, who have responsibility for the safe operation of their establishment. The COMAH Regulations apply primarily to those who work in the chemical industry, including those who store, handle, use and produce dangerous substances.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1What is COMAH?

What is COMAH?, who is affected?, what is a major accident?, what is a dangerous substance?, upper and lower tier establishments, non-COMAH establishments, and case study - Buncefield.

2The Competent Authority

Who is the Competent Authority?, notifying the Competent Authority, inspections, and enforcement of the law.

3The Seveso Directive

What is the Seveso Directive?, what are the changes?, the CLP Regulation, the Globally Harmonised System, hazard labelling and packaging, provision of information to the public, and the domino effect.

4Safety Management Systems

Risk assessment, HAZOP, ALARP, what is a MAPP?, what needs to be contained in a MAPP?, safety management systems, emergency plans, and actions to take following a major accident.

 Download Course Overview (PDF)

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand your responsibilities under the COMAH Regulations.
  • Know how to notify the Competent Authority.
  • Understand the legislative changes brought about by the Seveso III Directive and the CLP Regulation and how these affect workplaces.
  • Have knowledge of what to include in a Major Accident Prevention Policy, a Safety Management System and an Emergency Plan.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.