If you make, supply or use chemicals in your business there are things you might need to do to be ready for Brexit.
If you are a small business that uses chemicals, you need to make sure you can still get the products and materials you need. Check with others in your supply chain that they are aware of the changes, so they are ready to comply with specific regulations after Brexit.
**NEWS** HSE and Defra Brexit Events – Working with Chemicals
We are hosting two joint stakeholder events with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to help you get ready for Brexit. The content for the events will be split across the different chemcials regimes to help you choose the best event for your business. Click on the links below to book your place.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisations and Restriction of Chemicals), CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) PIC (Prior Informed Consent).
Tuesday 29th October – Principal Hotel – York
BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation), PPPs (Plant Protection Products).
HSE has important information on classifying, labelling and packaging chemicals and how to get authorisation for the use of biocidal substances and products to assist you with your preparations for Brexit. You can also find guidance on pesticides and plant protection products as well as importing and exporting chemicals:
• Biocides Authorisation of biocidal substances and products (BPR)
• CLP Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and chemicals
• PIC Export and import of hazardous chemicals from and into Europe
• PPP Plant Protection Products
All UK businesses who make chemicals, supply them to the EU or buy them from EU suppliers will need to register their chemicals at a new UK government portal under new legislation called UK REACH (Registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals). Further information on maintaining access and registering new chemicals with the European Economic market (EEA) can be found here.
It’s also important to remember your responsibilities for protecting the health and safety of your workers will not change after Brexit.
The government has made it clear it hopes the UK can leave the EU with a deal on 31 October 2019. You can view the Prime Minister’s letter setting out the government’s proposal for a new Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland here.