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Chemical Hazards & Safety Data Sheet Training

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

About The Course

These Modules are specially prepared for CHCS, and given by acknowledged experts in their fields. The course has been designed with 4 conceptual levels incorporating basic introduction, core knowledge, interpretation and use of knowledge. It is split into several Modules as shown below.

Our training courses are only available to CHCS members, unless you book an "in-house" version (see below). If you aren't a member of CHCS we'd be pleased to welcome you to the Society, and then you may register for our training courses (and other CHCS member-only events). You can JOIN US by completing the form on this website.

Dates & Venues

Click on the title of the course, below, to open the full description, downloadable flier and online booking form.

In-House Training

If you have several people, in your organisation, that you would like to attend one or more of our Modules, it may be worth considering arranging an “in-house” course. We run these just in the same way as our normal modules, but just for your own personnel. We can run any of the modules listed as “in-house”.

If you wish to find out more about “in-house” training options, please contact the CHCS Office (enquiries@chcs.org.uk).

CHCS Training Syllabus

Each Module is designed as a stand-alone course. Modules can be taken in any order, but we recommend that delegates have a solid knowledge of the basic and core subjects before taking modules on the interpretation and use of knowledge. Modules 5 & 11, 6 & 12, 8 & 10, 16 & 19 and 53 & 20 are normally offered as consecutive 2 or 3 day presentations. Delegates can attend any individual Module from these combined offerings or take any combination as a whole.

Basic introductory modules:

Module 1 Introduction to Safety Data Sheet Writing

Module 3 Introduction to European and UK Chemical Regulation

Module 5 Basic Toxicology

Module 6 Basic Ecotoxicology

Core knowledge:

Module 4 Poison Centre Notification

Module 8 Classification for Transport

Module 10 Marks, Labels and Documentation for Transport

Module 11 Advanced Toxicology

Module 12 Advanced Ecotoxicology

Module 16 CLP Classification

Module 19 EU CLP Labelling

Module 28 Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Module 53 Risk Characterisation - The Chemical Safety Report

Interpretation and use of knowledge:

Module 15 Advanced Preparation of Safety Data Sheets (EU & UK)

Module 20 The Extended SDS - Understanding Exposure Scenarios

Module 26 REACH Inquiries Under Article 26

Module 80 UK REACH & GB CLP Practicalities: Linking UK and EU Processes

How To Book

Please note that to ensure the most effective training the Modules will normally be limited to a maximum of 16 students. We now operate an online booking system. To book your place, please click on the Module you wish to attend, from the list in "Dates and Venues" above. This will take you to an online form. Modules will be closed to bookings 6 working days in advance of the date of training.

Pricing

Our courses are for CHCS members only. If you aren't a member, we'd be delighted to welcome you to the membership and then you can take full advantage of our range of courses. Our online Training booking system will not allow you to book a place until you have become a member of CHCS. To join CHCS, please visit Join CHCS

The full price of all courses, unless otherwise stated is £285 (+VAT). However, we offer an "early bird" discount of only £260 (+VAT). This price will expire 6 weeks before the course date, after which the full price will apply. We will invoice, and expect payment in full, before the course takes place.

CHCS membership brings many additional benefits, including news updates and newsletters, and free entry to the CHCS Annual AGM & Industry Lectures.

If you have any questions about registering for a training module or joining CHCS, please do contact the CHCS Office.

Any Questions? 

If you have any questions about registering for a training module or joining CHCS, please do contact the CHCS Office


Our Partner Organisations: BADGP & SCHC

CHCS is delighted to have arrangements with:

Members of both organisations can attend certain CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of either organisation and wish to attend any of our events, please click on the relevant link above to see how to apply.  

     


CHCS News

Webinar: Introduction to Chemical Regulation in Japan, Incorporating the Latest Updates to GHS
14 September 2022, 14:00 - 15:15
. This webinar will be of interest to organisations involved in supplying chemicals to Japan, to companies with affiliates or customers in Japan, and to anyone who is interested in the Japanese regulatory system. See CHCS Events page. 

CHCS announce the 11th Annual Lectures
28 September 2022, Windmill Village Hotel, Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry
, CV5 9AL. Registration is now open for our members. See CHCS Events page. 

CHCS' July 2022 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS July 2022 Newsletter. 

UK REACH - Consultation on Extending Submission Deadlines for UK REACH Transitional Registrations
In December 2021 Defra committed to exploring alternative arrangements for transitional registrations in order to support chemical businesses, whilst upholding a high level of human and environmental health protection in line with our international commitments. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 11 July 2022]

European Union Harmonised Classification and Labelling Proposals, Public Consultation Open
Consultations have opened on several substances subject to EU harmonised classification and labelling proposals (CLH). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 7 July 2022]

UK Latest GB Mandatory Classification and Labelling Agency Opinions
The UK Agency for CLP, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), published a further 59 Mandatory Classification and Labelling (MCL) Opinions last month, which are applicable in Great Britain (GB). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 5 July 2022]

UK REACH - Updating the UK Authorisation List (Annex 14)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a call for evidence in relation to the inclusion of substances in Annex 14 of UK REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 4 July 2022]

Annex VIII of GB CLP - Update
Despite the Government’s intention not to retain Annex VIII of the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulations in UK law, we have been informed that Annex VIII has been inadvertently retained following the UK’s exit from the EU.  CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 23 June 2022]

ECHA Calls For Evidence On Skin Sensitisers In Consumer Mixtures
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) are calling for evidence on skin sensitisers in consumer mixtures. The scope of the investigation comprises substances fulfilling the criteria for classification as skin sensitisers as defined by the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) 1272/2008) in mixtures marketed or available for consumers in the EU/EEA. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 21 June 2022]

Revocation Of The Misuse Of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales And Scotland) Regulations 2021 In Relation To Gamma Butyrolactone And 1,4-Butanediol
The amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act that was due to come into force on 15th June 2022 has been revoked. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 26 May 2022]

The Department For Transport Has Issued A Call For Evidence
The Department for Transport has issued a Call for Evidence in relation to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 and the RID / ADR 2021 amendments. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 13 May 2022]

Webinar: Poly- And Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS): The Gathering Storm For Chemical Regulatory Professionals, And The Industry
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 21 April 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website.[Posted on 22 April 2022]

The European Commission Has Issued A Call For Evidence
The European Commission has issued a Call for Evidence on an initiative to streamline EU-level scientific and technical work on chemicals. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 4 April 2022]

Webinar: The Regulation Of Endocrine Disruptors In The European Union
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 29 March 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 31 March 2022]

Poison Centres Portal - Lichtenstein Connects
The poison centre for Lichtenstein has announced that they are now connected to the poison centre portal. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 22 March 2022]

ECHA Is Developing A New Chesar Platform
A Questionnaire has been issued by ECHA for interested parties to join a stakeholder group. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 3 March 2022]

Webinar: Food Contact Materials Regulation In China
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 23 February 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 24 February 2022]

The European Chemicals Agency Is Looking For Stakeholder Input On IUCLID Published Data
The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA has launched a survey on their new ‘Data Availability’ solution. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 14 February 2022]

DEFRA Surveys On The Provisions Of Article 33, UK REACH
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is inviting GB-based suppliers and retailers of articles to contribute to a survey regarding Article 33 of UK REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 11 February 2022]

Changes To The Misuse Of Drugs Act: Gamma Butyrolactone And 1.4-Butanediol
Following the recommendations of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, tighter controls are being placed on gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 11 February 2022]

Multilateral Agreement M345
The United Kingdom has countersigned Multilateral Special Agreement 345 concerning the transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in IBCs with a vapour pressure of more than 110 kPa (1.1 bar) at 50oC or 130 kPa (1.3 bar) at 55oC. This is under ADR under paragraph 1.5.1 of ADR. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 8 February 2022]

NPIS Announces That Annex VIII Of EU/GB CLP 1272/2008 Applies In The UK From Jan 1st 2021
The National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) the poison centre for GB and NI has announced that Annex VIII of EU/GB CLP 1272/2008 applies in the UK from Jan 1st 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 4 February 2022]

Endocrine Disruptors - 1st CHCS Video
We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

The video is just over 10 minutes long.

To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Disruptors Video Registration.

[Posted on 1 July 2019]

CHCS News Summary
  • Poison Centres Portal - Belgium Connects
    (24 January 2022)

  • Revision Of The REACH Regulation
    (20 January 2022)

  • EAC Corrigendum Published
    (17 December 2021)

  • Alternative Arrangements For UK REACH Registration Being Considered By Defra
    (6 December 2021)

  • CLP Annex VI Correction Published
    (17 November 2021)

  • Model Regulations, 22nd Revised Edition
    (1 November 2021)

  • The Deadline To Submit A Downstream User Notification (DUIN)
    (26 October 2021)

  • The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations Amendments Now Combined
    (21 October 2021)

  • The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 Amended
    (21 October 2021)

  • ECHA - Safer Chemicals Recordings Available
    (20 October 2021)

  • GHS Revision 9
    (20 September 2021)

  • UK Cosmetics Regulation
    (1 September 2021)

  • MLA 340 And RID 06/2021 Counter-Signed By The United Kingdom
    (20 August 2021)

  • Publication Of The Draft 18th ATP To The CLP Regulation
    (17 August 2021)

  • Dangerous Emails Disguised As Coming From NPIS
    (29 July 2021)

  • SDS Will Be The Focus For Enforcement In 2023
    (20 July 2021)

  • Government Updates Their Guidance On Poison Centres
    (29 June 2021)

  • Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT
    (31 May 2021)

  • Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
    (20 May 2021)

        CHCS Members can read these News items, and older posts, on the CHCS News Briefings page.

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