Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) Regulations were introduced in 2007 with the aim of protecting users’ health and the environment through better understanding of chemical substances.

Please note if you have operations in overseas you may be affected similar regulations, please contact us on 03450 862 572 for further guidance.

Who is affected?

Organisations will be affected by REACH if they:

  • manufacture or import chemical substances or mixtures

  • process chemicals or create mixtures for end use

  • produce or import goods which contain chemicals that are released during their use e.g. scented candles, nicotine patches, aerosols

  • produce or import goods which contain chemicals e.g. construction materials, electronic components, toys

  • use chemicals in the workplace

What you need to do

Manufacturers and importers must register each substance manufactured or imported in quantities of more than 1 tonne per year. They must also prepare a technical file about each substance and notify users about the safe use of each substance.

Users of chemicals have a range of obligations which primarily relate to ensuring the safe use of the chemical product as well as providing information and documents to further downstream customers.

How Valpak can help

Whether you are starting from scratch or looking for advice on your existing REACH processes we have a range of services that can be tailored to your needs which include:

  • REACH compliance review: We will assess your current REACH obligations and compliance procedures and summarise any gaps and make recommendations to improve your processes.
  • REACH audits: We will undertake a detailed assessment of your obligations on a product by product basis, review all compliance documentation on file and make specific recommendations for improvement.
  • Full REACH compliance system: We will provide document templates for collection of REACH compliance information, contact suppliers to collect any missing information and set up systems to record compliance information on an on-going basis.

To find out more call us today on 03450 682 572 or complete our enquiry form.