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5 steps to ensure your telephone emergency response service meets best practice guidelines
21 Feb 2022

5 steps to ensure your telephone emergency response service meets best practice guidelines

In the face of an emerging chemical emergency, it is vital you receive clear, immediate, and actionable advice when calling your telephone emergency response service. Here are five key steps to help you review, implement and maintain best practices in Level 1 emergency response — whether handled in-house or outsourced to a third-party supplier. Read more
Hazmat Academy announces its 2022 emergency response course schedule
21 Feb 2022

Hazmat Academy announces its 2022 emergency response course schedule

NCEC’s training platform, the Hazmat Academy, has announced the schedule for this year’s emergency response courses. The team continue to provide free tools to help responders be safe, effective, competent and confident during their response to a hazmat incident. They are also working to increase the range of courses available. Read more
Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals with level 1 telephone emergency response best practice
2 Feb 2022

Supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals with level 1 telephone emergency response best practice

Telephone emergency response is about more than compliance. It is a powerful means to support important sustainability frameworks and other interlinking sustainability strategies. Read more
NCEC Newsletter – December 2021
16 Dec 2021

NCEC Newsletter – December 2021

In this edition, we're highlighting our partnership with Ouray and a multitude of changes to the regulatory landscape. Read more
NCEC and OURAY announce integrated emergency response support for the global market
15 Dec 2021

NCEC and OURAY announce integrated emergency response support for the global market

Organisations across the world will be able to access an integrated emergency response service now that NCEC has signed a distributor agreement with OURAY. Read more
Hazmat Academy provides training to over 800 learners
13 Dec 2021

Hazmat Academy provides training to over 800 learners

Since its launch, NCEC's training platform, Hazmat Academy, has provided hazmat training to over 800 learners in bespoke and off-the-shelf, delivered either in person, via distance learning or a combination of both. Read more
Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period
9 Dec 2021

Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period

You would be forgiven for thinking that providing emergency telephone response on Christmas day will mean that our team will have a quiet shift. In reality, we receive a surprisingly high volume of calls, ranging from festive themed spills to potentially high-consequence industrial chemical emergencies. Read more
Defra to consult on UK REACH registration deadline extensions
9 Dec 2021

Defra to consult on UK REACH registration deadline extensions

The UK Government is launching a consultation on the UK REACH implementation model, which will include a review of the current full registration deadlines.  Read more
Future EU chemical legislation puts Europe’s 4th largest manufacturing industry at major crossroads
2 Dec 2021

Future EU chemical legislation puts Europe’s 4th largest manufacturing industry at major crossroads

Industry leaders today made an urgent call to the European Commission to work together to develop an EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway to sustain the massive investments required to meet the objectives of the EU Green Deal. Read more
Corrigendum for Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021 now in effect
30 Nov 2021

Corrigendum for Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code List 2021 now in effect

Corrigendum for the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code list 2021 contains some minor spelling errors missed during proof reading and removes several UN numbers that are no longer included in the UN model regulations, as they are no longer relevant following their removal.  Read more
Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance
9 Nov 2021

Swedish Chemicals Agency – sanctions and penalties for poison centre non-compliance

The Swedish Chemicals Agency have highlighted that non-compliance with their rules, which go beyond the harmonised notifications to ECHA, carry the penalty of a criminal offence.    Read more
NCEC's Hazmat Academy and MDM Publishing announce a new global partnership
8 Nov 2021

NCEC's Hazmat Academy and MDM Publishing announce a new global partnership

NCEC, the chemical experts of Ricardo, has selected MDM Publishing to be the global media partner for its training platform, Hazmat Academy. Read more