The Principles of REACH: Basic Knowledge, Legal Framework and Practical Considerations

Principles of REACH

REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) is the European Regulation for the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals for the European Economic Area (EEA).

Manufacturers, importers and downstream users are obliged to assess the risks associated with substances themselves in order to be able to guarantee sufficient protection of health and the environment.


  • General introduction to REACH
  • Actors and definitions within REACH
  • Procedure for registrations after the last REACH deadline (31 May 2018)
  • Inquiry dossiers and their relevance
  • Data requirements in different tonnage bands
  • Brexit: Impact on REACH
  • The role of the Only Representative (OR) for manufacturers and formulators outside of the EEA and in the United Kingdom (UK)
  • Using Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC): Candidate list, authorisation (REACH Annex XIV) and restrictions (REACH Annex XVII)
  • Obligations for downstream users
  • Process of Enforcement including responsible authorities


Target audience
The course is targeted at hazardous material officers, health and safety officers, health and safety experts, importers, retailers or users of chemicals.
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