Teesworks - COMAH Status

Retrieved 17th July 2023 from https://notifications.hse.gov.uk/COMAH2015/PublicInformation.aspx?piid=3768 - this link does not display the relevant information, you should check the current record by searching on the post code - TS10 5QW.

Establishment Information(Edit)


Operator NameSouth Tees Site Company Limited
Trading As


Establishment NameRedcar
AddressSteel House, Trunk Road
Post CodeTS10 5QW


Is Establishment subject to COMAH Regulations?Yes
Upper or Lower tier Establishment?Upper Tier
Notification submitted to Competent Authority?Yes
Activities at establishmentOther activity (not otherwise specified in the list)

Further Information

Date of last planned COMAH site visit by the Competent Authority23/09/2021
Inspection PlanYou can obtain more detailed information about the inspection and the related inspection plan from the Competent Authority website - [http://www.hse.gov.uk/comah/comah-establishments.htm]
Further Relevant InformationYou can obtain more information from the operator of the establishment

Substances and Emergency Information(Edit)

Information about relevant dangerous substances which could cause a major accident

Hazard Classification of Relevant Dangerous SubstancesHazardous to the aquatic environment
Principle Dangerous Characteristics of These Substances In Simple TermsToxic to aquatic life

Emergency Information

The following general information does not replace any emergency information already provided if you live / work in close proximity to an upper-tier COMAH establishment.

How public will be warnedIn the event of a major accident members of the public are advised to go indoors, stay in and tune in to local radio/TV station
Electronic source of information

Accident Hazards and Scenarios(Edit)

All scenarios that could lead to a major accident have been identified and the necessary measures have been taken to prevent such accidents and limit their consequences to human health and the environment.

All people who live or work close to the establishment (i.e. within the public information zone (PIZ)) who may be affected by a major accident have been provided with information on the actions they should take to protect themselves in the event of an emergency.

Safety Report submitted to Competent Authority?Yes

Information about the major accident hazards and scenarios and the control measures in place at this establishment to address them

Nature of major accident hazardsAccidental release of dangerous substances
Main types of major accident scenariosRelease of contaminated fire water containing dangerous substances - to sewer, freshwater, estuarine waters, coastal waters, land or groundwater
Control measures to address accident scenarios Containmentsystems are in place for relevant work areas to minimise the loss of spilled material to the environment

Consequences of Accident(Edit)

The potential consequences of major accident hazards

Potential consequences on Human HealthEnvironmental pollution and contamination of drinking water supplies
Potential consequences on the EnvironmentDangerous substances contaminating groundwater
Confirmation that arrangements are in place to deal with major accidents and minimise their consequencesThis establishment has prepared an internal emergency plan to deal with major accidents and has liaised with the emergency services in order to deal with major accidents and to minimise their effects.
Appropriate information from the external emergency plan about consequences outside the establishment arising from a major accidentAn external emergency plan has been drawn up by the local authority to deal with any consequences outside this establishment as a result of a major accident. Members of the public are advised to co-operate with any instructions or requests from emergency services in the event of an accident.
Could a major accident impact another EU Country?No

About COMAH Public Information(Edit)

Information for the public about an establishment subject to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)

The system to provide public information about COMAH establishments in Great Britain (GB) has been made available to the public in a phased manner since 1 June 2015. The purpose of this new way of accessing information via a website is to enable people to find out about COMAH establishments in their local area.

The information relates to operational establishments which are subject to the above Regulations because certain dangerous substances are present at or above the qualifying thresholds in the Regulations.

The information will be specific to your search. It tells you about the type of business and the controls in place to minimise the likelihood of a major accident. You may take reassurance from the fact that many COMAH establishments have existed for a number of years and their operators understand the requirements placed on them to operate safely.

Although the substances used or stored at COMAH establishments can be dangerous, the establishments are strictly regulated under the COMAH Regulations 2015 and have to manage their activities in a way which reduce risks to workers and the public. Operators must take all measures necessary to prevent major accidents and to limit their consequences for people and the environment. This is achieved through appropriate plant design, process control, mitigation measures and emergency procedures.

The regulations are enforced by a Competent Authority which comprises jointly the Health and Safety Executive in GB and the relevant environment agency (the Environment Agency in England, Scottish Environment Protection Agency in Scotland and Natural Resources Body for Wales in Wales). Nuclear establishments are regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the relevant environment agency.

There are two types (tiers) of establishment which are subject to COMAH, known as ‘Upper Tier’ and ‘Lower Tier’ depending on the quantity of dangerous substances they hold. Upper Tier establishments will hold greater quantities of dangerous substances meaning that additional requirements are placed on them by the Regulations.

Map from Master Plan(Edit)

Map shown on page 61 of 2019 South Tees Regeneration Masterplan