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Competent Authority procedures and delivery guides

The following guidance has been prepared by the COMAH competent authority (CA).

General guidance for COMAH establishment operators

These guides have been produced with Industry to provide general information for COMAH establishment operators.


CA internal guidance - COMAH safety report assessment

The following have been developed by the CA for internal use. and describe the arrangements for receiving, handling and assessing COMAH safety reports. Together they form what are known as the:

The safety report content that CA assessors will look for has not changed but SRAM has been updated to reflect improvements in CA procedures and to bring together guidance that was previously contained elsewhere.

The content and format of the SRAM and SRAGs will be kept under review.


Assessment and inspection


Strategic topic delivery guides

Ageing plant delivery guide


Investigation and enforcement


2016-07-27