German Water Hazard Classes (WHC) – know your obligations within the legal Framework

Your benefit

The training course provides you an overview of the derivation of water hazard classes in Germany according to the federal regulation AwSV. We describe the responsibilities of authorities, industry and committees and point out your associated reporting and notification obligations. We will present you the principle of the WHC classification, which is based on the idea "as simple as possible (minimum data set) but as safe as necessary (precautionary principle)", and illustrate the classification of substances and mixtures in real life examples.


  • Legal framework and responsibilities of authorities, industry and committees / reporting and notification obligations
  • WHC classification, based on the principle "as simple as possible (minimum data set) but as safe as necessary (precautionary principle)"
  • Classification of substances in water hazard classes with examples
  • Evaluation criteria for non-water-hazardous substances
  • Water hazard of floating liquids
  • Classification of mixtures in water hazard classes (considering  the M-factor) with examples
  • Generally hazardous to water: A special option for dealing with solid mixtures
AwSV – the new regulation!
Target audience: 
Product safety- and REACH responsible persons
German and English, cf. Date
Language of training material: 
490 Euro + 19% VAT = 583,10 Euro

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