COMAH Training Course

Duration 2 hours

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

include vat

Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

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.

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Written in compliance with the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)

Developed by health and safety professionals

Legally accurate in line with any guidance changes that have resulted from Brexit legislation - including any revisions to deadlines

Accredited by CPD and assured by RoSPA Qualifications

What you'll learn

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.

Training you can trust

  • Course Content
  • Assessment
  • Suitable for

Module 1: What 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.

Module 2: The Competent Authority

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

Module 3: The 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.

Module 4: Safety 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.

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.

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.

Written by experts

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Neil Murray

Health and Safety Consultant

Neil Murray is a vastly experienced and highly qualified health and safety professional who has held roles such as Senior Health and Safety Executive inspector,  and Principal Inspector for Channel Tunnel construction. He has also held senior roles in an international infrastructure business, a major UK water utility company and a major construction group and provided management consultancy to numerous companies across a wide range of industries. 

Neil has a wide expertise in many sectors, including construction, civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, water and waste utilities, education, heritage sites, public safety, rail construction and operation, transport, marine, waste management, engineering design and industrial and facilities management services. 

Neil is a QSA auditor for RoSPA and also an author of published guidance on health and safety in the construction of the Channel Tunnel, work at height, major project management, and online training courses.

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