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Module 4, Poison Centre Notification (4.009)

  • 01 May 2024
  • 02 May 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 01 May 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • 02 May 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • This Module will be delivered live online, in two morning sessions as detailed.
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  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)



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Module 4, Poison Centre Notification
Meeting the requirements of CLP Annex VIII: how, what, where, when, and to whom

Annex VIII to CLP

The regulation concerning the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation) (EC Regulation 1272/2008) was amended on 22 March 2017 when EU Commission Regulation 2017/542 was published.

This long-anticipated piece of legislation added a new Annex (Annex VIII) to CLP on harmonised information relating to the provision of information for emergency health response.

The regulation describes the information and format required to be notified and also introduces a new requirement to print a Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) on mixture labels.

This training will cover:

  • What needs to be notified
  • The deadlines
  • Information required in the notification
  • Unique Formula Identifier (UFI)
  • Mixture in mixtures (MIM)
  • Group Submissions
  • Reduced submission
  • Updates to submissions
  • Notify to Whom
  • Tools:
    • XML format
    • UFI Generator
    • EU Product Categorisation System (EU PCS)
    • ECHA submission portal
    • Member State Implementation

Practical sessions will take you through completing a notification in the portal.

By the end of this session you will be able to make notifications using the new harmonised approach in the ECHA portal.

Who Should Attend?

This module is aimed at those taking on responsibilities for the notifications of hazardous mixtures (for health and physical effects) to the poison centres. Importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures on the market, and distributors who modify the label or packaging for hazardous mixtures will need to notify the ingredients in those mixtures classified as hazardous for physical effects and/or health effects.

What You Will Learn

This module aims to provide practical information on how to complete your Poison Centre obligations and notifications.

Benefits Of Attending?

Attendance on this series of modules will ensure that you meet the increasing expectations of both your customers and the regulators. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 16 on the number of students.

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development (CPD) records.

EU and UK Legal Requirements

The requirement to notify to Poison Centres lies with the European importer, although UK based companies can make voluntary notifications to help their supply chain. Notifications to the UK will remain voluntary.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland will follow the EU harmonised format, an Annex VIII dossier should be created and submitted to the NPIS.

Module Tutor

This module will be presented by Caroline Raine. Caroline is a chemical legislation expert, with experience of interpreting and implementing EU legislation relating to hazardous chemicals. The knowledge Caroline has of legislation is wide ranging, covering both supply and transport legislation. Caroline has been participating in the working groups on Poison Centres with ECHA.

Module Deputy

Helen Strange is a senior consultant and safety data sheet author at Chemical Legislation Professionals and has extensive laboratory experience in molecular biology and oilfield microbiology. She has a degree in biological sciences from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Delegate Feedback

Comments from delegates attending previous courses:

"The level of detail was perfect for a new user to the databases"

Very good interaction with the presenters and follow up recordings are very helpful to cement new knowledge”

"Caroline's knowledge is fantastic. I particularly enjoyed doing, the exercise, even though I got parts wrong"

“The pace and presentation materials were perfect, very accommodating of questions”

Module Presentation

We will deliver this training using online presentation software, which we have used successfully for other CHCS events and training. You can use the software, free-of-charge on Windows, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

The sessions will run live and delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates using their device microphone. The tutor will use a PowerPoint presentation, just as they would in face-to-face training. We will provide you with copies of the presentation and all other supporting documentation in advance of the training, by email.

Participants will need to have access to a REACH-IT account. (i.e. a laptop or tablet will be required).

If you do not have a REACH-IT account we suggest setting one up, otherwise you can have access by letting the office and Caroline know in advance.


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