Complying with chemical regulations: REACH information event
on Tuesday 3 March
at The Pavilion, Nightingale Hall, Rolls-Royce Leisure Association, Derby
What the new EU REACH Regulation means for your business
The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulation entered into force throughout the European Union on
1 June 2007, with phased implementation from 2007 until 2018.
This regulation is already having an effect on all chemicals, (including
such diverse things as alloys, paints and powders) used across the
Aviation Industry in the EU, including those that are bought outside the
EU throughout the global supply chain.
The first step of the regulation - pre-registration - has now closed, but
some companies were unaware of their obligations, and now are finding
themselves to be non-compliant with the law - and others are finding that
their suppliers did not fulfil their obligations, and have a risk of
supply continuity. If this is your situation - this workshop is for you.
As a consequence of REACH, some essential chemicals may become restricted
and even removed from the market. The first of these are some phthalates
that are in many plastics and adhesives, as well as sodium dichromate and
cobalt dichloride, and a few flame retardants. Are you affected by the
first of these substances to be earmarked to be phased out? This workshop
will help you find out.
The regulation will also affect certain hazardous chemicals (including
alloying constituents) within products. Customers and the EU REACH Agency
will need to be informed of the presence of some substances within each
product and spare part. This information will have to be supplied for
products made outside the EU and imported as well as the products made
within the EU. This requirement is already here. There are 15 substances
which may be in electrical equipment, non metallic parts or in surface
coatings that you may have in your products, that you may be required to
declare to customers. Do you know if these chemicals are in your
products? This workshop will suggest some ways to manage this issue.
The Midlands Aerospace Alliance together with major aerospace product
manufacturers recognise the impact that this regulation will have on all
companies, both large and small and are holding a workshop on Tuesday 3
March to help your company work through the legislation.
Carl Munkley, Director of HSE for GE Aviation in Europe
Cathy Phillips, HSE Materials Manager, Rolls-Royce Group
Tony Harmsworth, European Director of HSE for Goodrich International
Kerrill Grealy, Meggitt International
This workshop is part of a series of workshops on REACH and were created
with the active participation of Airbus, Goodrich, GE, Lockheed, Meggitt
and Rolls-Royce for the benefit of MAA members, and represent the shared
knowledge of these organisations.
The SBAC REACH working group and Aerospace and Defence Trade Association
of Europe feel that the information provided in this workshop is essential
to help you manage your business risks.
To view the detailed programme for this all day event, and to reserve your
place(s) please log onto our website.
A key milestone of REACH, pre-registration, starts from 1st June
2008. This briefing will help people to understand how to sign
up to the REACH–IT systems and how to pre-register on-line.
UK Enforcement arrangements
REACH requires the establishment of national enforcement
arrangements. This briefing will also inform on the developing
enforcement arrangements for the UK
Who should attend?
Any company who manufactures in or imports into the EU chemical
substances (either on their own, in preparations, or intentionally released
from articles) at quantities of 1 tonne or more per year and is intending to
What will it cover?
o How to sign up
o How to Pre-Register on-line
• Enforcement of REACH in the UK
Thursday 25th September 2008
for more details
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