Background to the case study
COMAH stands for The Control of Major Accident Hazards. It is about helping businesses to take all the necessary measures to prevent major accidents with hazardous substances. In addition, it helps to reduce risks and potential problems by ensuring that enforcing regulations on hazardous substances will protect people and the environment.
Ligtas worked with this client, a multinational consumer goods corporation, who needed to safely store aerosols, to review their safety report to determine how effective their systems are in preventing, controlling and mitigating any potential risks. As well as asking the question, how do we know that these systems are effective?
Safety reports need to be submitted for approval by the HSE and Environment Agency (the Competent Authority) on a five-yearly basis. In this instance, it required significant improvements. Ligtas needed to support the resubmission of the Safety Case Report and mentor the relevant personnel so that they could manage this going forward.