The current requirement under Seveso II for a flexible risk/hazard based system for inspection will continue under Seveso III which means the frequency of site visits will continue to be based on the risk/hazard profile of the site.
There is a new definition of ‘Inspection’ which means any contact with a site. Consideration will be given about how this will be transposed into UK legislation.
Relevant findings of inspections under other EU legislation will need to be taken into account in the hazard/risk assessment of sites and where possible inspections will need to be co-ordinated with other EU legislation. Work is on-going to establish how this will be transposed into UK legislation whilst being mindful of any synergies with the Government’s Better Regulation Executive (BRE) Report (2013) – Focus on Enforcement: Review of Enforcement in the Chemicals Industry (COMAH).