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Control of major accident hazards (COMAH)

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The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations ensuring that businesses:

"Take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances

Limit the consequences to people and the environment of any major accidents which do occur"

The Competent Authority

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The COMAH Competent Authority’s role is to oversee and coordinate the regulation of major hazards in the UK and ensure that the COMAH regime operates effectively.

More about the Authority

Changing our approach

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Responding to the BRE Review, the COMAH Competent Authority has embarked on a major programme of work to bring significant changes in the way it operates the COMAH regulations

More about the BRE review

Working with industry

Process Safety Leadership Group

Sign up to the principles of avoiding risks to people and the environment.

More about the group


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