COMAH operators in flood risk areas have a legal requirement to comply with the Operational Delivery Guide – Inspection of COMAH Operator Flood Preparedness. The Operational Delivery Guide is aimed at both upper and lower tier COMAH establishments where flooding could directly initiate a Major Accident to the Environment (MATTE), or where flooding may prevent an emergency response to an on-site major accident. The Chemical and Downstream Oil Industries Forum (CDOIF) – Preparing for a Flood: Guidance and Best Practice also outlines similar requirements.
Had a Flood Risk Intervention from your Competent Authority?
Ashfield will fully support you in compiling the appropriate response that can be submitted to your Competent Authority to comply with the Operational Delivery Guide.