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A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations (COMAH) 2015

The Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015 came into effect on 1 June 2015. This guidance on the COMAH Regulations 2015 (L111, Third edition) applies from 1 June 2015. The COMAH Regulations 1999 have been revoked.

First aid at work: Third edition - applies from 1 October 2013
Date of publication:
16/10/2015
ISBN:
9780717666058
Series code:
L111 (Third edition - reissued with amendments October 2015)
Price:
£15.00
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About this new guidance

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the COMAH Regulations 2015, particularly operators of establishments, and also others such as local authorities and emergency planners. The aim of the Regulations is to prevent and mitigate the effects on people and the environment of major accidents involving dangerous substances. This guidance on the COMAH Regulations 2015 gives advice on the scope of the Regulations and the duties imposed by them.

What has changed in the third edition?

Although many duties will be familiar from the 1999 Regulations, the 2015 Regulations contain some new or changed duties including:

Note: Amendment of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (from 13 July 2015)

In regulation 2(1), in the definition of “local authority”, for paragraph (b)(v) substitute – “(v) an area in Scotland, the council for the local government area;”.

Updated: 2015-10-16