Chemdata - the most reliable interactive database of over 61,000 substances and more than 176,000 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.

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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.

Proportionate advice update now live!

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 61,000 substances.
  • Over 176,000 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 users

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.

FAO Chemdata users

Software updates are now being made available to users via Ricardo’s Box account rather than our Customer Portal.  This new system provides users with a more robust delivery mechanism using Box’s infrastructure and, once invitations have been accepted users will receive automatic notifications of any future updates as soon as they are made available.  Users that receive software updates on behalf of their organisations will have received an invitation from with a subject line of ‘Maria Stearn has invited you to collaborate on Box’.  As this may be caught by spam filters, we recommend you add this address to your whitelist.