Inviting Applications for Presenter and Deputy to new CHCS Module: "Complying with COMAH"

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European Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, otherwise known as Seveso III;
The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015, UK Statutory Instrument, 483

CHCS is introducing a new module to help Members comply with European Directive, 2012/18/EU on the Control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances (Seveso III) and the UK Regulation transposing the Directive. The module will be presented as a one-day event and will be scheduled according to demand. The first run of the module is expected to be delivered in the autumn of this year.

The CHCS Modular training programme has been successfully operating for a number of years. The curriculum is designed to help Members comply with the requirements of key chemical legislation and understand core concepts.

A competitive fee is paid to Presenters of the modules and the Deputies supporting them.

Content of the Module

The Module is expected to deliver the information required to help delegates understand the legislation, cover key concepts and how to determine whether an establishment is in scope. The duties for lower tier sites should be covered in more detail, with additional duties for upper tier sites covered to the extent that a one day module allows. It should provide an overview of Competent Authority duties, the potential for domino effects, UK specific requirements and direct delegates to sources of guidance. The Module should include an appropriate number of practical exercises to consolidate the learning experience.

How to apply

Presenters: If you are interested in delivering this Module, please submit your CV, a covering letter including relevant experience, and an outline of the Module content and timings for the event.

A fee of £945 for writing the complete module will be paid to the successful candidate. The fee will include the transfer of the intellectual property of the Module to CHCS CLG.

Deputies: To apply to be the Deputy of this Module, please submit your CV and a covering letter including relevant experience.

The Deputy will be expected to deliver the module, in the unlikely event that the Presenter is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. The Deputy must therefore possess the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake the role. Deputies are also expected to assist the Presenter with practical exercises, and in consolidating the learning experience. They are not expected to present the module, outside of the Presenter being unexpectedly unavailable.

All CHCS Modules are delivered in English. Applicants must therefore have a good command of the English language.

Applications should be emailed to for review by the CHCS Training Panel. All personal information provided will be handled in accordance with GDPR requirements.

Further information

For further information, contact

Closing date

The closing date for applications is the 15th April 2019.


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Inviting Applications for Presenters and Deputies For New CHCS Training Modules:

CHCS are seeking Presenters and Deputies for 2 new CHCS training modules

  • Chemical Regulation, Asia Pacific

  • Complying With COMAH

For more information, please visit our Vacancies page

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