Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 as amended (COMAH)Notice ID: DN1029043
Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 as amended (COMAH)
Safety Information and Emergency Advice for the Community
Confirmation of Siren Test at Diageo
Blackgrange/Cambus & Diageo Menstrie
Saturday 11 February 2017 between 10am and 5pm
In February 2006 Diageo Blackgrange/Cambus & Menstrie announced that new legislation known as the Control of Major Accident Hazards or COMAH for short had classed Scotch whisky and other spirits as hazardous substances (because they are flammable) and that as a consequence the Blackgrange/Cambus & Menstrie sites has been specially registered with the authorities.
The legislation also means we have to alert our neighbours in the unlikely event of a major accident. This alert involves sounding a siren positioned on our site. To ensure that the sirens are always operational in the event of an emergency there is a requirement to test them annually.
As explained in previous years this will always take place on the second Saturday in February, therefore the 2017 test will be taking place on Saturday 11 February, for a short period of time between 10am and 5pm.
Please note that there is no requirement for you to take any action on hearing the sirens.
Our operations have not changed, the hazards have not increased and the likelihood of an incident is no greater than before - COMAH simply means we have to record and present information in a different way.
We would just like to take this opportunity to apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, however, as I'm sure you can appreciate, it is a legal requirement for us to conduct this test. Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter.
If you have any questions on the above please contact 01259 722093.