Solvay is a world leader in Peroxygen technology
Solvay’s Warrington factory is situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Lower Walton. Opened in 1948, the site became wholly owned by Solvay in 1992. The site produces Hydrogen Peroxide and is part of the global Peroxides Strategic Business Unit.
Solvay Warrington works closely with local schools and colleges to promote the benefits which science brings to our communities. We host school visits to our factory, sponsor a local High School to manufacture trophies for the Chemical Industries Association Awards ceremony and support an annual science conference at Priestley College.
We encourage our employees to participate in community and charitable activities and provide financial support when appropriate.
Advice to the public
Solvay’s Warrington site is a top tier COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2006) site. In line with the COMAH regulations, we submit a Safety Report to the Health and Safety Executive every five years. The report assesses the hazards and risks associated with our operations and details the controls we employ in order to reduce the risks to “As Low as is Reasonably Practicable”.
In the unlikely event of a major chemical incident, we will sound our COMAH alarm to alert the local community. If you hear the alarm (a two-tone siren), immediately go inside, close all doors and windows and tune in to a local radio station.
The COMAH alarm is tested on the first Monday of each month.