Safety Report Assessment Guide: Explosives


This document describes how the Competent Authority's Assessors evaluate safety reports for compliance with the predictive criteria of COMAH.  This Safety Report Assessment guide should be read in conjunction with the SRAM and it should be noted that the current document supplements rather than supplants the SRAM.
Assessors must be fully familiar with the following:

  • HSE's enforcement policy
  • COMAH Remodelling Policy and when this applies
  • The COMAH Training Manual
  • The contents of the HID Safety Report Assessment Manual (SRAM), particularly the guiding principles, and the procedures for handling and assessing safety reports.

This document only covers evaluation of explosives hazards; it does not cover evaluation of other types of hazard that may be present at explosives site, e.g. non-explosives thermal hazards (solvent fires) or toxic hazards.  Other types of hazards are covered in other Safety Report Assessment Guides.

Safety Report Assessment Guide: Explosives

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