COMAH Exercise - Thursday, March 7, 2019
Certain industrial activities involving dangerous substances have the potential to cause accidents. Some of these accidents may cause serious injuries to people or damage to the environment both nearby and further away from the site of the accident.
The Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations (COMAH) 2015 currently regulates certain industrial sites which have the potential to cause harm outside of their site boundaries in the event of an on-site accident. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) in conjunction with multi-agency partners and site operators have produced site specific emergency plans for a multi-agency response to deal with the effects of any such accidents which occur at Upper Tier COMAH sites. MFRS also hold site specific information on other industrial sites not covered by the COMAH Regulations.
COMAH exercises take place regularly throughout the year.