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Chemdata - the most reliable interactive database of over 60,000 substances and more than 175,000 different chemical names, including pure and trade-name chemicals. Chemdata is used by major Fire and Emergency services across the world to provide invaluable and timely advice in the event of chemical spillages, fires and contamination incidents.

Chemdata - Chemical hazard database

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Designed and continuously maintained by emergency responders from one of the world's leading chemical emergency centres, Chemdata® is one of the most trusted sources of information in its sector.  Chemdata® is available either as a standalone or networked system for Windows™, easily integrating with most standard common command and control systems, as well as mobile data systems.

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At-a-glance information on Chemicals - including trade name products:

  • Chemical hazards.
  • Precautionary advice and protective equipment.
  • Incident mitigation actions.
  • Physical properties, environmental hazards and details of manufacturers and their emergency contact details.

 Chemdata Product Features:

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • More than 60,000 substances.
  • Over 175,000 different chemical names.
  • Designed and maintained BY Emergency Responders FOR Emergency Responders.
  • >30 years' unrivalled track record.
  • Multiplatform application.
  • Regularly updated.

Not just Emergency Response… Chemdata can also help with:

  • Transport of dangerous goods hazard classifications.
  • Risk assessments.
  • COSHH.

If your organisation handles chemicals and you need to know their risks, Chemdata is simply a ‘must have’.

 Typical uses

Typically, you would use Chemdata as an invaluable tool in time of emergency, when rapid access to relevant and easy to understand chemical information is critical in order to make the right decisions on how to handle your response, quickly and correctly and from the start.
Originally aimed at the Fire and Emergency services, Chemdata is often used by many organisations across the world that potentially have to deal with several unknown chemicals such as:

  • Airports, ports and harbours authorities.
  • Industrial Fire services.
  • Ambulance services.
  • Government agencies.
  • Police and security forces.
  • Wholesalers and distributors.
  • Hauliers.

In addition, as well as providing advice for handling chemical incidents,  Chemdata is also an ideal reference tool for carrying out risk assessments for COMAH and COSHH.

Chemdata language options

Also avaliable in:

  • Arabic

  • Dutch

  • French

  • German

  • Spanish

We are keen to increase the number of language options for Chemdata so please complete our contact form and let us know which languages you would like to see avaliable.