Upcoming events

    • 22 November 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:15
    • Gallery Seminar Suites, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT


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    CHCS 23rd AGM & 6th Annual Lectures

    We are pleased to announce the date and venue for our 23rd AGM and 6th Annual Lectures.

    The Lectures and AGM are open only to current CHCS members and invited guests of the CHCS Council. We'd be pleased to welcome non-members, who can Join CHCS then attend the event.

    A provisional agenda for the meeting is shown below.

    Under the Constitution any member may request additional items to be placed on the agenda by giving notice in writing to the Chairman at least 10 calendar days in advance of the AGM (10th November).

    As notified by email earlier, nominations for Officers and Council membership (other than those existing Officers and Council members offering themselves for re-election) are required at least 30 days before the AGM (24th October).

    Reports from the Officers and Sub-Groups will be sent not later than 7 days prior to the meeting.

    Please note the meeting will commence promptly at 10:00 am. Coffee and tea will be available from 9:30 am and lunch will be provided at approximately 1:00 pm.

    Provisional Agenda

    From 09:30

    Registration - coffee, informal networking, visit Exhibitor stands

    10:00 (Prompt)


    • To approve the minutes of the 22nd AGM and consider any matters arising.
    • To receive and approve the Accounts for 2016-2017.
    • To receive the reports of the CHCS Officers.
    • To set the membership subscription, payable from September 2018.
    • To appoint Edmonds Accountancy as Independent Examiner of the Accounts for 2017-2018.
    • To note the CHCS Officers and Council for 2017-2018.
    • A.O.B.  (Please advise Chairman in advance of the day).


    Break - coffee, informal networking, visit Exhibitor stands


    Annual Lectures


    The Desmond Waight Memorial Lecture

    Robin Foster, HSE

    Improving the hazard communication aspects of the GHS – a review of some of the work being carried out by the UK and others

    Plus – a round-up of the latest developments in the GHS and the CLP Regulation.


    Substance Evaluation

    Mark Selby, Denehurst Chemical Safety Ltd

    Practical issues around substance evaluation and the updating of registration dossiers.

    13:00 – 14:00

    Lunch - informal networking, visit Exhibitor stands


    Brexit and the future of UK chemicals regulation

    Dave Bench, HSE

    14:45 - 15:30

    Poison Centres Update

    Caroline Raine, NCEC

    An update on the development of tools and systems to help companies comply with the new requirements in Annex VIII of CLP.

    15:30 – 16:15

    US TSCA Reform

    Elaine Campling, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems Ltd

    Elaine offers a company perspective on complying with the new requirements.

    16:15 Finish

    Informal networking, visit Exhibitor stands


    Booking attendance at this AGM confirms that you already are a paid-up member or will be paying the membership subscription invoice that will have been issued to you.

    CHCS Council

    At the AGM the following current Council members will be offering themselves for election as below (i.e. are deemed to be nominated):

    • Gill Pagliuca:                  Chairman
    • Richard Armstrong:         Vice-Chairman
    • Elaine Campling:             Secretary
    • Peter Robins:                  Treasurer
    • Catherine Bland:             as member of Council
    • Tony Bingham:               as member of Council
    • Sara Brennan:                as a member of Council
    • Helen Kean:                   as a member of Council
    • Rod Law:                        as member of Council
    • Caroline Raine:               as member of Council
    • Simon Ward:                  as a member of Council
    • Colin Rogers:                  as a member of Council

    Helen Kean is intending to stand down from the post of Secretary at the AGM this year.

    As notified in an earlier email, further nominations may of course be made.  Nominations, per the CHCS constitution, are required to be notified to the current Chairman of Council at least 30 days prior to the AGM, i.e. on or before 24th October 2017.  The nomination, which can be in any format, must be made by a current member of the CHCS, and the nominee must indicate their acceptance of the nomination.

    Should more than one nomination be received for position of an officer of the Society or the number of nominations for the whole Council exceed 12 in total, then a ballot shall be held (see Constitution Section 7(b) and 7(c)) prior to the AGM.

    Otherwise those listed above shall at the AGM be deemed to have been elected.


    This year we will again be hosting a small table-top exhibition, featuring companies providing products and services to the “chemical hazard” community, so whether it’s the latest SDS software you want to see, or you need help with managing your REACH registration obligations, our exhibitors will be happy to talk to you. See the list of exhibitors below. We would like to thank all exhibitors for their support of CHCS and this event.

    Our Exhibitors: 

    OHES Environmental 


    UL Safeware Quasar 


    Lisam Systems



    Yordas Group - formerly The REACH Centre










    Air Sea Containers

    IML Labels & Systems

    Where To Buy Chemicals



    Please Note

    CHCS Reserves the right to alter or cancel at any time due to circumstances beyond our control.

    Substitutes are NOT accepted at this event.

Past Events & CHCS Training

Past Events

For the papers and presentations from our past events, please visit our CHCS Members Only Page.

CHCS Training

CHCS offers Modular Training Courses on the writing of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and related issues such as classification, labelling and other documentation. For more details, please visit CHCS Training

CHCS Training



CHCS Membership is open to any person with an interest in chemical hazard communications. You can join by completing the simple on-line form at Join CHCS. Membership is currently £78 (+ £15.60 VAT where applicable; a total of £93.60).  

Contact CHCS

  • General, membership and events/training enquiries: enquiries@chcs.org.uk, tel+ 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 1)

  • For all enquiries related to invoices, payments and any other accounting issues:
    accounts@chcs.org.uk, tel:
     + 44 (0) 333 210 2427 (option 2)

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