UK REACH support services – UK Clients


The European regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) EC 1907/2006 is the single biggest change in chemical legislation for Europe in more than twenty years. Together with its sister regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances (CLP), It places mandatory obligations on all manufacturers, importers and resellers of chemical goods (based in Europe), which includes chemical goods within articles.

What is the NCEC REACH Consultancy Service?

The NCEC REACH Consultancy services has been in operation since the creation of the regulation and witnessed first-hand the process and kind of issues that can arise during the first two registration deadlines for larger tonnages (>1000 t 2010 and 100-1000 t 2013). While the next registration deadline is not until 2018, it will focus on the smaller tonnage brackets more likely represented by Small-Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). As part of the NCEC’s duty of good care we strongly recommend all clients and potential clients to plan for registration and not leave everything until 2018. The costs for data packets (letters of access), ECHA admin fees and understanding the supply chain can take time and money, so multiple registrations in the same year can add up!

How can NCEC’s REACH support services help me?

The NCEC’s REACH support services are designed to help companies based within Europe in meeting the obligations of the regulations, which can sometimes be complex and convoluted. The service provides a hands-on level of support and friendly face to help make sense of the regulations and what your obligations and options are. Specific items of the service include:

  • Helping install and getting to grips with the REACH dossier software (IUCLID) which can be carried out in person at your premise.
  • Helping create REACH-IT accounts and navigating pre-registration, CLP notifications how SIEFs work.
  • Help with planning for the REACH registration process, when reviewing your supply chain. How many substances do you have to register? What is already registered?
  • Support during SIEF negotiations and navigating how letters of access work.
  • Support during dossier compilation, what information do you have to provide? What does it have to look like?
  • Checking IUCLID dossiers prior to submission and working with you to ensure that any specific issues identified and rectified before submission.
  • Further help and guidance when handling issues such as Substances of Very High Concern and the candidate and authorisation lists, and the restriction list.
  • Helping make sense of Extended-Safety data sheets (E-SDS) and the transition between chemical safety report and your E-SDS.

The National Chemical Emergency Centre has operated within the chemical safety legislation sector for more than 40 years and provides a robust platform to answer all the questions you might have.

For further information or to talk through your own position within the REACH process please complete the contact form and we will get in touch.