Regulating Chemicals in the UK – Free Webinar

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are hosting a second virtual stakeholder event covering the actions businesses in the chemicals sector need to take to keep their business moving following the Brexit transition period.

The webinar event takes place online on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 and runs from 10.15am to 1pm.

The webinar will focus on ensuring attendees are well informed of the duties and obligations with which they need to comply to access the UK market now that the transition period has ended. The event will be interactive and give delegates the opportunity to ask questions of the expert panel drawn from HSE and Defra.

Sessions for the event include Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP), Plant Protection Products (PPP) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

Dr Matthew Penrose, Head of Chemicals (Future Readiness) Policy at HSE, said: “­­­­­HSE and Defra have been working with chemicals stakeholders to support various engagement events over many months.

“A similar webinar took place in December 2020 and proved to be very popular and informative across the chemical sector while this follow-up event aims to consolidate important information following the end of the transition period as we move into the new ways of working.

“The webinar will be focused on making sure the chemicals sector is well informed of the duties and obligations they need to comply with to access the GB market now that the transition period has ended.”

As with the previous HSE-led Brexit chemicals event, this is likely to be extremely popular and spaces are limited to two persons per organisation to allow as many organisations as possible to attend.

Click here to book a place via the event microsite.

Further details regarding how to keep your business moving following the end of the Brexit Transition period can be found via the HSE and DEFRA websites.

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Notes to Editors

  1. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety. We prevent work-related death, injury and ill health through regulatory actions that range from influencing behaviours across whole industry sectors through to targeted interventions on individual businesses. These activities are supported by globally recognised scientific expertise. hse.gov.uk
  2. Updated guidance on the changes to chemicals regulations can be found on our Brexit Chemicals page.
  3. More information on the actions businesses need to take to keep their business moving following the Brexit transition period is available in the HSE After UK Transition: Working with Chemicals podcast.
  4. Businesses based in Great Britain must use the Comply with UK REACH service to follow UK REACH regulations to manufacture, import, sell or distribute chemical substances or mixtures.