The REACH Centre helps top businesses with chemical compliance

The REACH Centre, in conjunction with IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), has run an extremely successful event in Huddersfield. It addressed key technical and regulatory issues facing industry in the sustainable management of chemicals and was attended by over 40 companies including Rolls Royce plc, University of Leeds, Carillion Business Services and Tata Steel (formerly Corus Group plc).

Simon Brearley, Director of The Reach Centre, presented on CLP regulations and the fast approaching need to complete C&L notification by the end of this year. Kath Carr, The REACH Centre’s Regulatory Chemist, discussed her experiences of supporting clients in analytical work for substance characterisation for lead and joint registrants.

Cherrie Whiteley from the newly formed ‘The Nano Centre’, a subsidiary of The REACH Centre, rounded off the day by addressing issues around developing a suitable risk assessment for Nano materials.

An attendee from Tata Steel (formerly Corus Group), described the event as, “ rewarding and a very good update on the continued development of REACH legislation requirements.” He noted that although, “ the event was primarily aimed at the experts, it was also useful to the newcomers to show how much this legislation will impact producers and suppliers of chemicals. The presentations were clear and well structured and the questions that were asked by the audience were answered well.”

Due to the success of this initial event it will be repeated in early 2011 in Newcastle and Birmingham.