CLaP - EU Chemical Classification & Communication

Course Aims:

To show how The Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations 2008 and The REACH Regulation 2006 are used to prepare safety data sheets (sds) and labels for chemicals hazardous to health and the environment.

To increase awareness of the requirements of the legislation and to enable the practical application of the legislation to ensure compliance.


Sds authors, staff responsible for approving sds and staff responsible for chemical safety management.

Please note that we also conduct awareness level workshops for staff who require to understand the classification system but who do not produce sds.

Course Objectives:

To meet the training requirements of REACH Regulation 2006 Annex II.

To enable authors of sds to correctly classify chemicals that they place on the market / supply in order to safeguard the health and safety of users and the environment.

To enable personnel managing sds and labels to meet the regulatory requirements.

To show readers and users of sds how sds are compiled so that they can read the information properly and ensure that the data they have is correct.

To show sds responsible how to find answers to legal issues that arise from the creation and provision of sds.

Course Content:

The EU classification, labelling & packaging regulations
Globally Harmonised System (GHS)
Classification elements – Hazard Classes, Hazard Pictograms, Signal Words, Hazard Statements and Precautionary Statements
Data collection
Harmonised Classifications & the Inventory of Classification and Labelling
Classification of mixtures including cut off values, bridging principles, formulae & additivity
Content of sds
Rules for the provision of sds
Label format & content
Compliance transitional periods

Tutor: Louise Witter has been working in the field of sds for many years and is the only recognised teacher of this subject in Scotland and one of the few within the UK.  Louise has taught sds producing staff within all of the major production chemical companies servicing the oil and gas industry and has conducted training in sds production as far afield as Singapore.  As a consultant she also manages sds projects for a number of companies.  She also has extensive working relationships with the major msds software producers, advising on various types of software and issues.  Louise Witter is a member of and lecturer for the Chemicals Hazards Communication Society.  She is a qualified DGSA and approved to instruct in the safe carriage of dangerous goods by the Civil Aviation Authority, Department for Transport and Scottish Qualifications Authority.

In order to ensure the course aims are met effectively and that participants receive the highest quality training, spaces on each course are limited to 8 so early booking is advised.

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