Natural Safety Solutions

COMAH Health and Safety Management Systems

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

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

chemical-plant450and to limit the consequences to people and the environment of any major accidents which do occur”

COMAH applies mainly to the chemical industry, but also to some storage activities, explosives and nuclear sites, and other industries where threshold quantities of dangerous substances identified in the Regulations are kept or used.

As the Head of Health and Safety at a Top Tier COMAH installation for several years I gained a vast amount of experience ensuring that the site was compliant with the COMAH regulations and the expectations of the HSE.

Therefore Natural Safety Solutions offers you a full range of technical and management expertise to implement COMAH requirements successfully.
Natural Safety Solutions has undertaken COMAH Report work for a wide range of top-tier industrial facilities including chemical process manufacturing organisations.
This has involved the preparation of SMS descriptions, hazard analysis, risk assessments and the development of emergency plans. I have also successfully undertaken more than 50 risk assessment studies of chemical process plants and installations.

Our support includes: 

  • Advice on COMAH application and calculation of inventory thresholds
  • MAPP preparation / review
  • HSE management systems review and safety case descriptions
  • Dangerous substances identification, inventory analysis and properties descriptions
  • Surveys and descriptions of surrounding environment
  • Plant, processes and key safety / environmental incident safeguard systems description
  • Hazard identification, qualitative risk ranking and linking of safeguards to hazards
  • Detailed frequency and consequence analysis for key scenarios
  • Detailed environmental impact assessments for key scenarios
  • Occupied building risk assessments
  • Risk overviews and ALARP demonstrations
  • Emergency planning / response arrangements assessment and descriptions / justifications
  • Remedial action evaluations and implementation plans

Natural Safety Solutions has extensive COMAH experience  including qualified lead auditor status and can therefore support you with all of the above criteria. This means that I know exactly what the COMAH HSE inspectors look for, making the transition to formal COMAH certification and the development of your health and safety management systems that much easier.