Online training course - Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015

This 'COMAH' training course explains the requirements of the COMAH regulations 2015, which cover major accident hazards.

The COMAH Regulations apply mostly to the chemical industry, but are also applied to some storage activities (explosives and nuclear sites) and other industries where threshold quantities of dangerous substances, as identified in the Regulations, are kept or used.

Course modules :

  • Introduction
    Describes the background to COMAH and outlines the main duties imposed by the Regulations.
  • Some Definitions
    Provides the definition of some important terms used in the Regulations.
  • General Duties
    Covers the general duty on operators, the requirement on operators to notify the competent authority and describes the MAPP.
  • Safety Reports
    Explains the key requirements of a safety report.
  • Emergency Plans
    Deals with the requirements of both internal and external emergency plans.
  • Provision of Information
    Describes the information which must be provided to the public, and for the Public Information Zone (PIZ).
  • The Competent Authority
    Explains the primary functions of the competent authority.
  • Action Following a Major Accident
    What the operator and the competent authority must do following a major accident.
  • Self Test
    There are 35 questions covering each of the previous modules. A certificate is offered if the test is passed.


The COMAH training course is for:

All persons who work at COMAH establishments.

COMAH training course timing:

This 'COMAH' course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. You are purchasing one copy of this course, with one attempt at the test at the end.

Tracking of progress takes place on every page of the course. Therefore, if there is a failure for any reason, you can log in again and carry on with the course until completion.

Self Assessment

The course contains an interactive self assessment with mutiple choice questions to test your understanding of the contents of the course. On successful completion of the test, you will receive a downloadable certificate of competency which you may print.

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