REACH Intensive Seminar 2017

This intensive 5-day English language training course has been designed to give participants the full picture of REACH. The course is open to a limited number of participants and a basic knowledge of classification and labelling of chemicals is an advantage.

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The main focus of the course is to give participants a practical overview of the key tasks that REACH imposes and to manage the forthcoming final registration deadline in 2018. Authorisation procedures, which are becoming increasingly relevant, will also be covered. Participants will gain knowledge which will help their companies, clients or partners within their supply chain to safely steer through this system of chemicals management.

The expert speakers are all extensively involved in the implementation and development of the REACH concept on a daily basis. They will help participants to understand the details (including the pitfalls) involved in dealing with REACH. There is also the option to register for a qualified certificate (demonstrating your in-depth knowledge of REACH). This involves - approximately three months after completing the training course - submitting a project report which will be reviewed by the trainers and discussed in a video meeting with the relevant tutor as well as a written examination taken via the internet.

Location and time:

6-10 February 2017, The Lensbury, London, UK

Day 1 - 6 February 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Day 2 - 7 February 2017, 08:00 - 18:00
Day 3 - 8 February 2017, 08:00 - 22:00
Day 4 - 9 February 2017, 09:00 - 18:00
Day 5 - 10 February 2017, 08:00 - 16:00

Expert trainers:

  • Marko Susnik, UEAPME, Belgium
  • Christian Gruendling, FCIO, Austria
  • Steven Hunt, Regulatory Consultant, Envigo, UK
  • Martin Ahlhaus, Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Noerr LLP, Germany
  • Arno Wess, Envigo CRS (Switzerland) Ltd
  • Margot Magi, Dossier Submission & PIC Unit, ECHA, Finland
  • Ms Soile Niemi, Administrative Assistant, ECHA, Finland

Full programme outline:

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Day 1 - Monday 6 February 2017

Course Leader: Robert Feierl 
Feierl-Herzele GmbH, Austria

09:00 - 13:00
Introduction to REACH

  • Basics
  • Structure (history, timelines, focal points)
  • Scope, definitions
  • Core elements of a registration

Registration

  • Regulatory obligations
  • Special requirements for intermediates
  • Polymers
  • Recycled substances
  • Substances in articles

Marko Susnik 
UEAPME, Belgium

Christian Gruendling
FCIO, Austria

14:00 - 18:00
Evaluation

  • An overview of the relevant procedures
  • Consequences for the daily business

Authorisation and restrictions

  • Risk management option analysis (authorisation, restriction)
  • Substances of very high concern; road map - consequences
  • The single steps in the authorisation procedure

Marko Susnik
UEAPME, Belgium

Christian Grundling
FCIO, Austria

Day 2 - Tuesday 7 February 2017

08:00 - 12:30
Roles in REACH

  • The different roles and their specific requirements and obligations REACH establishes for companies,
  • special focus on downstream users and retailers

Introduction and overview of the existing basics of the classification (and labelling) of chemicals, especially the CLP regulation.

Enforcement of REACH

  • Activities of the Forum

REACH Review

  • results and upcoming adaptations
  • Nanomaterials

Marko Susnik
UEAPME, Belgium

Christian Grundling
FCIO, Austria

13:00 - 18:00
Practical steps for making a registration
The relevance and structure of a technical dossier

  • Overview
  • Requirements for structure and content
  • Data requirements according to Annex VII-XI
  • Databases
  • Costs

Practical exercises on data requirements
Core elements and practical aspects of a chemical safety analysis (CSA) and a chemical safety report (CSR)

  • The basics and regulatory requirements
  • Experiences gained
  • Relevance to the registration process as well as the meaning and handling of the terms ‘use’, ‘exposure categories’, and ‘exposure scenarios’
  • Basics of “Chesar”

Steven Hunt
Regulatory Consultant, Envigo Ltd, UK

Day 3 - Wednesday 8 February 2017

08:00 - 12:00
Risk assessment

  • Principles
  • Possible approaches
  • Mechanisms
  • Supporting tools

Preparation of test packages

  • Possible strategies
  • Time aspects
  • Cost aspects
  • Authorities and hurdles

Arno Wess
Envigo CRS (Switzerland) Ltd

13:00 - 16:00
Embedding the REACH regulation in the European and national legal system together with national accompanying measures

  • Competences
  • Coordination
  • Implementation
  • Sanctions
  • Special regulatory situations such as Switzerland

Basics and principles of data sharing and the use of data (I)

  • Commission implementing regulation - ‘one substance - one registration’

Martin Ahlhaus
Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Noerr LLP, Germany

Day 4 - Thursday 9 February 2017

09:00 – 12:00
Basics and principles of data sharing and the use of data (II)

  • Commission implementing regulation - ‘one substance - one registration

SIEF and Consortia

  • Basics
  • Requirements (establishing, managing, documenting, accounting)
  • Tasks and experiences
  • Aspects of competition law

Basics and legal considerations regarding the different roles of agents during the implementation of the REACH regulation

  • Third party representative
  • Only representative
  • Assigned representative

Martin Ahlhaus
Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Noerr LLP, Germany

13:00 - 18:00
Safety Data Sheet

  • Composition and structure of the SDS
  • Exposure scenarios
  • Extended SDS
  • How to integrate exposure scenarios for mixtures
  • ENES Network

Obligations of information and communication along the supply chain

  • Substances
  • Mixtures
  • Articles (SVHC-substances)

Dissemination of information

  • Possibility and limits
  • Harmonised classification
  • C&L inventory

Christian Grundling
FCIO, Austria

Day 5 - Friday 10 February 2017

08:00 - 12:00
IUCLID 6, REACH IT

  • How to use the IT tools
  • Tips and helpful insights
  • Information requirements
  • Completeness check and the Validation Assistant plug-in
  • Hands-on exercise

Margot Magi
Dossier Submission & PIC Unit, ECHA, Finland

Ms Soile Niemi
Administrative Assistant, ECHA, Finland

13:00 - 16:00

IUCLID 6 & REACH IT

  • Hands-on exercise
  • Member dossier creation directly in REACH-IT

REACH 2018, ECHA - Support and guidance

  • Overview
  • Q&As

Hands on

  • Practical cases and specific Q&A

Margot Magi
Dossier Submission & PIC Unit, ECHA, Finland

Ms Soile Niemi
Administrative Assistant, ECHA, Finland

Christian Grundling
FCIO, Austria

Close of Reach Intensive Seminar

Prices:

Attend on a full-residential basis - £2,800 
Attend on a non-residential basis - £2,220 
Certificate (optional) - £230