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09:00 - 17:00



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Course Information


This course is designed for practitioners who need to work with Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations. Participants will develop a solid understanding of the regulations and their implications for responder agencies. They will explore the relationship between on-site and off-site COMAH plans and regulatory requirements, before moving on to the ‘how’ of writing and validating multi-agency off-site COMAH plans.

COMAH planning will be brought to life for participants using case studies, table-top exercises and interactive group work, facilitated by a current and highly experienced COMAH practitioner. The course offers a unique insight into COMAH planning and equips participants with the key tools for writing, assessing and improving single and multi-agency plans.

Depending on availability, this course will either be delivered using our Connected Learning Suite (CLS) or Microsoft Teams.

Who is This Course For?

  • Incident Managers who wish to understand the regulatory framework and incident response requirements for a COMAH site
  • Emergency Planners who are working with COMAH sites and responder agencies
  • Exercisers who are wanting to validate and assure their COMAH response plans

Aim & Objectives


To promote good practice in developing emergency plans for COMAH


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the main elements of COMAH regulations and associated requirements
  • Explain the multi-agency approach required to create effective COMAH plans
  • Draft COMAH plans
  • Identify the links between COMAH plans and other emergency planning activities

Benefits for Delegates

Successful participants will be able to apply an understanding of:

  • The COMAH regulations and their implications for site operators and responder agencies
  • The relationship between COMAH on site (Operator) plans and off site (Multi-Agency Responder) plans
  • The key features of a Multi-Agency Responder plan for COMAH sites

In addition, participants will have had the opportunity to:

  • Use case studies, templates and an exercise with peers, so as to be ready to write a Responder plan for a COMAH site
  • Work with an experienced practitioner and facilitator who is currently responsible for an upper tier COMAH site and has written and exercised on and off-site plans in partnership with responder organisations

Benefits for Organisations

On return to the workplace successful participants will be ready to:

  • Address the impact of COMAH regulations on the organisation
  • Ensure effective working relationships between local COMAH site operators and emergency planners and/or responders
  • Develop response arrangements with COMAH site operators in advance of responding to an incident
  • Realise opportunities for joint exercising with COMAH site operators
  • Develop your organisations resilience capability in responding to COMAH sites

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Face to Face Delivery

  • The Hawkhills

  • 2 Days

  • From £835 exc. VAT

  • 4+ participants

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Training on this topic, designed and developed to meet your specific needs

  • Venue of your choice

  • Negotiable

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  • Max 200 delegates



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Planning & Preparedness

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