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Updated REACH training, reflecting latest on EU formaldehyde restrictions

29 Jun, 2022

Our expert, John Hubbard, is hosting a full schedule of Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) courses, which are now open for bookings.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals is a European Union regulation dating from 18 December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

Where applicable, courses have been updated to reflect the announcement in May 2022 , whereby the European Union offered notification to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that a restriction has been proposed on the release of formaldehyde from a range of products, including furniture, where sources of formaldehyde have been deliberately added. Formaldehyde is a colorless, strong-smelling, flammable chemical that is produced industrially and used in building materials such as particleboard, plywood, and other pressed-wood products.

There are nine REACH modules hosted by FIRA International, covering a very broad range of topics. Delegates can choose which module(s) they wish to attend to best suit their organisation and job role.

REACH, Module 1: Introduction to REACH

This session is ideal for those looking for a solid introduction to REACH and chemical compliance. It helps delegates gain an understanding of the background and requirements REACH. The agenda also includes identification of actors and obligations, and how to demonstrate compliance.

REACH, Module 2: Annex XVII Chemical Restrictions

Module 2 looks at the specific restrictions of Annex XVII and specifically how they apply to materials and products. The course agenda includes how to understand Annex XVII, specific requirements for materials and the key restricted substances. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 3: Annex XIV Substances of Very High Concern

This course introduces the obligations from the presence of Substances of Very High Concern and how they differ from Annex XVII restrictions (see module 2). The agenda includes the Candidate List, obligations from the inclusion of Annex XIV, the differences between Annex XIV & XVII and notifications to ECHA. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 4: UK Chemicals Regulation Post Brexit

Attend this course to understand actions you need to take to transfer from EU REACH to UK Version of REACH and retain access to both markets. It cover what has changed and what remains the same, including importing products from the EU to the UK and vice versa. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 5: Product Testing for REACH

This session supports with compliance obligations and the importance of focused testing, it aims to help delegates make the most efficient use of testing budgets for restricted chemicals. The agenda includes when and what to test, understanding test reports, benchmarking and ongoing compliance. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 6: Worldwide Chemical Legislation

Module 6 takes a wider look at how REACH fits in global chemicals management, supporting delegates who are involved in importing or exporting goods to the USA and China and other regions. Topics include Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), US CPSIA and US State specific requirements (CA Prop 65) alongside other regional requirements. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 7: Chemicals and CSR

Module 7 examines workplace exposure to chemicals, cleaning the supply chain and chemicals as part of sustainability. Topics covered include zero discharge of hazardous chemicals and chemicals as part of sustainability. See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 8: Flame Retardant Chemicals

This course gives delegates an introduction to current restrictions and testing for flame retardants, it reviews chemicals used for FR treatments and how they are considered by regulation. It also examines substances of concern and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). See more and book your place(s).

REACH, Module 9: Biocidal Products Regulation

This course gives an introduction to how antimicrobial products are used and regulated within the UK/EU. It looks at active substances, biocidal products, treated articles, alongside labelling and communication. See more and book your place(s).

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