British Cleaning Council members, the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) and the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) are coming together to discuss REACH, and what it means for the cleaning supply chain.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) is a business-critical issue for companies in the cleaning and hygiene sector. In force now, the EU regulation places new responsibilities on the users of cleaning chemicals and increases the burden of data management on the supply chain.
To help businesses in the sector adapt and respond the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) and the British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) are organising a special conference at the Lea Marston Hotel, West Midlands on Tuesday 21 Jun that will explore the new responsibilities, and offer practical solutions to all those that are affected by the change.
Stephen Harrison, chairman of the CHSA, explained:
“REACH is bringing fundamental change to the cleaning and hygiene sector. The impact of REACH and related regulations is spreading. They affect which chemicals can be used where and by whom, the obligation to communicate critical information and the content and format of data sheets.
“The experience of other industries is of active ingredients not being supported and specific challenges no longer having a solution. For contract cleaners and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products, consequences like these could have serious, business-critical implications.
“This conference will cut through the confusion and give distributors and contract cleaners the practical information they need to adapt and respond.”
Expert speakers will address the conference on key topics:
- REACH, COSHH and CLP – how do they fit together?
- Scope, responsibilities and deadlines – who has to do what and when?
- Safety data sheets – what triggers changes and how frequently can we expect them?
- Critical information not in the safety data sheet – what are the options to communicate it?
- The future of managing cleaning chemicals in the supply chain