REACH and RoHS – These European wide regulations will have a significant impact on importers, manufacturers, retailers and end users of substances. The impacts can include being unable to continue your current processes. ROhS is The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Companies shipping parts or products into Europe must comply with EU REACH and RoHS regulations.

What are the regulations?

What are the regulations?

Restrictions of the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) are European requirements on chemicals and chemical substances used in products. REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals, applying to substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per year. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. REACH is required by the EU for products containing chemical compounds. It is also required by US exporters for all suppliers exporting products to the EU. Even though your organisation many not be an exporter, it may have to be in compliance with these regulations. REACH applies to solvents, fragrances, metals, alloys, pigments, dyes, fertilizers, cosmetics, detergents, polymers, electronic equipment, furniture, textile toys, etc.

How can they affect your business?

If your organisation uses, supplies or manufactures chemical substances, or imports them from outside the European Union (EU), you must comply with the REACH Regulations.

In general, under REACH you may have one of these roles:

  • Manufacturer: If you make chemicals, either to use yourself or to supply to other people (even if it is for export), then you will probably have some important responsibilities under REACH. If you manufacture or import chemical substances into the EU in quantities of more than one tonne per calendar year, you may have to register them.
  • Importer: If you buy anything from outside the EU/EEA, you are likely to have some responsibilities under REACH. It may be individual chemicals, mixtures for onwards sale or finished products, like clothes, furniture or plastic goods.
  • Downstream users: Most companies use chemicals, sometimes even without realising it, therefore you need to check your obligations if you handle any chemicals in your industrial or professional activity. You might have some responsibilities under REACH.

It is an offence if you do not pre-register or register chemical substances covered by REACH, unless the substance is exempt. For example, if your organisation supplies or use certain chemical substances which could be harmful to human health or the environment, there are certain requirements that have to be met under the regulations.

Who is the course for?

Anyone new to RoHS and or REACH and need to understand the regulations.

Anyone responsible for compliance to these regulations.

This course is also suitable for business owners, managers of importers, purchasers, buyers, manufacturers, retailers and end users in industries or postitions including:

  • Automotive
  • Electronic
  • Medical
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Industrial  and Plant Machinery
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical
  • Quality Management
  • Environmental
Course Objectives/Key Benefits

REACH and RoHS – Course Objectives

To ensure delegates are aware of the duties within the regulations and be in a position to prepare their organisation for the possible impacts.

Course Content

REACH and RoHS – Course Content

  • Overview of Regulations and terminology
  • Interrelationship with other regulations
  • Supply chain – differing duties depending on position within the supply chain
  • Obligations
  • Enforcing authorities
  • Candidate lists
  • SVHS
  • RoHS Recast
  • Authorization costs
  • RoHS and REACH Compliance
  • Possible steps you need to take NOW!

Training method:

Seminar, delegate interaction question and answers.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Entry Requirements

No pre-requisite knowledge or qualifications are required to enrol on this course.

Duration1 day
CampusColchester Campus
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
PricePrice per delegate: £190+ VAT | Company Course: Price on Application


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