NCEC Resources

Welcome to the NCEC resources page. Here you will find useful information aimed at professionals working / involved with chemicals or hazardous substances. If there is a particular resource or information that you would find useful, but is not listed below, then please feel free to email ncec@ricardo.com.

SDS writing white paper

   

Safety data sheet writing white paper
This document has been created to help you complete each of the 16 sections required in an SDS and highlights the requirements that are frequently missed.

Safety data sheet writing white paper

 

Poison centre information pack
An overview of information related to EU Poison Centres including; contact requirement details, telephone numbers and fee requirements.

Poison centre information pack

 

Global Legal Standards for Emergency Telephone Numbers
Information on global regulatory requirements and guidelines for emergency telephone numbers in relation to the manufacture, distribution and transport of hazardous substances.

Guidance for Global Emergency Telephone Numbers

         
   

Free Online Hazmat/Hazchem Guide
Free Hazmat (Hazardous Materials)/HazChem (Hazardous Chemicals) Guide containing information on Supply Labels, Hazard Warning Panels, Hazard Warning Diamonds, Emergency Action Codes and more.


Hazmat hazchem guide from NCEC

 

EAC list 2015
NCEC was again commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) to produce the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List (EAC List), published by TSO.

The dangerous goods emergency action code list 2015

 

Crisis Management White Paper
Guidance on incident and crisis management best practice, with practical considerations for your own crisis management and business continuity plans

Crisis management white paper

         
 

 

Lithium Battery Regulations
Since January 2009 (air transport) and June 2009 (road transport under ADR), shippers transporting lithium batteries by road or air need to comply with additional regulations. Click the link below for more information on the regulations that relate to lithium batteries.

lithium-batteries regulations

 

Poison Centre White Paper
Further to our survey on the use and services of poison centres, we have created a white paper which covers the findings of the survey and practical advice about working with poison centres. 

Poison centre white paper

 

CLP Notification through REACH-IT
The REACH-IT website is the central IT system that supports Industry, Member State authorities and the European Chemicals Agency to securely submit, process and manage data and dossiers. This document will help guide you through the notification and submission for harmonised and non-harmonised substances. 

CLP Notification through REACH-IT


 
 

Poison Centre Compliance report

NCEC has put together the following report to support our clients in understanding their regulatory obligations regarding European Poison Centres.

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Guide to completing Dangerous Goods Notes

This guide focuses on how to complete a multimodal DGN for consignments travelling by road and/or sea. 

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 The cost of inaction

In this white paper, NCEC's Head of Emergency Response, Dan Haggarty, reviews the contemporary challenges facing chemical companies. A practical framework is provided based on five critical and interlinked pillars of professional chemical safety.

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Guidance on which phone numbers are required in Section 1.4 of Safety Data Sheets

In this article, our regulatory experts provide a detailed explanation of the REACH regulation surrounding this so that you're clear on exactly which emergency numbers are to be provided and avoid the inevitable fines and barriers to importation of incorrect provision.

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The business case for professional emergency response

This document breaks down the technical capacity that an emergency response system must provide to fulfil its purpose. This includes delivering robust 24-hour response, providing expert advice on chemical handling and clean up and demonstrating the level of quality required to meet industry standards.

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Nanomaterials in the workplace - where do your responsibilites lie?

In this article, specialists from Ricardo Energy & Environment and the UK’s National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) provide insight into the current nanomaterial landscape and explain what companies can do to reduce the risk to their stakeholders and safeguard business continuity.

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Implementing effective incident notification

This document explores the five fundamental components of an effective and sustainable incident notification system, and the technical capacity and processes required to deliver them.

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