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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.

Dates & Venues

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

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, 17, 18 & 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 Transport Labelling and Documentation

Module 11 Advanced Toxicology

Module 12 Advanced Ecotoxicology

Module 16 CLP Classification [ working title - more details shortly ] 

Module 19 EU CLP (GHS) Labelling for Supply

Module 22 Essentials of Regulatory Chemistry - Substances, Mixtures and Polymers

Module 28 Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Module 53 Risk Characterisation - The Chemical Safety Report

Module 55 Introduction to Chemicals Regulations in Asia Pacific

Interpretation and use of knowledge:

Module 15 Advanced Preparation of Safety Data Sheets

Module 20 The Extended SDS - Understanding Exposure Scenarios

Module 57 SEVESO / COMAH Regulations

How To Book

Please note that to ensure the most effective training the Modules will normally be limited to a maximum of 14 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 £325 (+VAT). However, we offer an "early bird" discount of only £275 (+VAT). This price will expire 9 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


Society For Chemical Hazard Communication

CHCS is delighted to have an arrangement with the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) whereby SCHC members can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of SCHC and wish to attend any CHCS event, please email the CHCS Office at enquiries@chcs.org.uk providing your name and organisation. We will verify your membership of SCHC then email you back, providing you with details of how to register. 

To see what events and training SCHC are currently offering, please see our SCHC web page



CHCS News


CHCS Statement On Coronavirus / COVID-19
In response to the uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have prepared a statement on how we are responding to the challenges this raises. You can read the current statement at: Coronavirus / COVID-19. We will update this as and when necessary[Posted on 19 March 2020]

Multilateral Agreements For ADR & RID
Two new Multilateral Agreements have been signed by the UK: one for ADR and one for RID. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 23 March 2020]

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
The draft of The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 has been published. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 17 March 2020]

** New CHCS Training Course **
"Poison Centre Notification"
We are pleased to announce a new 1-day training course, the first outing of which will be on 28 April 2020 in London. For more details please visit: Poison Centre Notification[Posted on 3 March 2020]

UK Chemical Industry: Regulatory Divergence
A debate took place in Westminster last week on the UK Chemical Industry: Regulatory Divergence. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 3 March 2020]

Corrigendum To the 14th ATP Published
The Commission has published a corrigendum to the 14th ATP to the CLP regulation. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 2 March 2020]

Third Corrigendum To ADR 2019 Published
A third corrigendum to ADR 2019 has been published is available for download from the UNECE website. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page[Posted on 10 February 2020]

CHCS 2020 AGM & Annual Industry Lectures

Our annual event will take place:

on: Wednesday 25 November 2020

at: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

CHCS members free-of-charge. Non-members can Join CHCS, then register.

Register now at: CHCS 2020 AGM & Annual Industry Lectures. [Posted on 30 January 2020]

Poison Centres - Annex VIII amendment published
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/11 amending Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response, has been published. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page
[Posted on 13 January 2020]

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]

News Briefings Summary
  • 21 November 2019
    CHCS 2019 AGM & Annual Lectures: Presentations Now Available

  • 21 November 2019
    Commission Directive (EU) 2019/1831 Establishes  A 5th List Of Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs)

  • 12 November 2019
    ECHA publishes draft CoRAP for 2020-2022

  • 22 October 2019
    GHS Revision 8

  • 21 October 2019
    Model Regulations, 21st Revised Edition

  • 20 October 2020
    IATA Publishes Significant Changes To The 61st Edition Of The Dangerous Goods Regulations

  • 20 October 2019
    CHCS October 2019 Newsletter Now Published

  • 1 October 2019
    Draft amendment to REACH Annex II

  • 30 September 2019
    Poison Centre First Deadline To Be Postponed

  • 23 September 2019
    Updated advice for UK-based companies intending to export chemicals listed in the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation to EU countries in the period immediately following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

  • 28 August 2019
    14th ATP To CLP: Outcomes For TiO2, Cobalt & DPTA

  • 22 July 2019
    Draft Amendment To "Poison Centre" Regulations

  • 22 July 2019
    Possible Annex VIII to CLP Extension?

  • 29 June 2019
    Workability Issues: Notification to Poison Centres

  • 24 June 2019
    Eurotunnel publishes 2019 guidance

  • 24 April 2019
    HSE Consultation on revision of Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for a range of carcinogens


  • 28 March 2019
    Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

  • 22 March 2019
    Poison Centre Guidance Document Published

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

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