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Financial Times recognises Ricardo Energy & Environment as leader in sustainability
25 Jan 2018

Financial Times recognises Ricardo Energy & Environment as leader in sustainability

Ricardo Energy & Environment, part of global engineering company Ricardo, has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading management consultants for 2018 by the Financial Times. Read more
Dangers of latest internet challenge
15 Jan 2018

Dangers of latest internet challenge

The internet has long encouraged some strange behaviour with memes, trends and challenges going viral, such as the ice-bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge, the mannequin challenge and planking. However, the need to surpass previous challenges always had the potential to reach dangerous heights. Read more
ECHA releases update on feasibility study into one-stop poison centre notification portal
10 Jan 2018

ECHA releases update on feasibility study into one-stop poison centre notification portal

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has voted to create an opt-in poison centre notification portal, which could harmonise how some EU Member States accept notifications to poison centres. Read more
Providing 24-hour emergency response this festive period
21 Dec 2017

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
New Zealand update on supply regulation
24 Oct 2017

New Zealand update on supply regulation

From the 1st December 2017 changes to the way hazardous substances are managed in New Zealand will come into effect.   Read more
Poison centre update – fees and enforcement across Europe on the rise
19 Oct 2017

Poison centre update – fees and enforcement across Europe on the rise

In this poison centre update, we discuss the impact of Italy’s new poison centre fees and what Spain’s exemptions for industrial mixtures could mean for your business  Read more
Chemdata® licences donated to help train Bosnian firefighters
18 Sep 2017

Chemdata® licences donated to help train Bosnian firefighters

Earlier this year, NCEC donated licences of its world-leading chemical hazard database, Chemdata, to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA) as part of a relief mission to Cazin in North West Bosnia starting on 18 August. Read more
Changes to Pocket Chemdata iOS app
31 Jul 2017

Changes to Pocket Chemdata iOS app

iOS Chemdata App update now live on the App Store! Pocket Chemdata subscribers using iOS devices will now need to log in within the app to see their data. The old device code + activation key security model has been removed.   Read more
RADSAFE picks NCEC incident notification for radioactive material transport
19 Jul 2017

RADSAFE picks NCEC incident notification for radioactive material transport

UK mutual aid scheme RADSAFE has appointed NCEC, a subsidiary of Ricardo, to provide 24-hour incident notification to coordinate rapid response in the event of an incident involving radioactive materials. Read more
NCEC Newsletter - July 2017
6 Jul 2017

NCEC Newsletter - July 2017

Welcome to the July edition of the NCEC newsletter where we bring you the latest chemical emergency response and regulatory compliance news from around the world. I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and if there is anything you would like us to feature in future issues, then please feel free to get in touch. Read more
Change to NCEC's Carechem 24 emergency telephone number in Vietnam
17 Jun 2017

Change to NCEC's Carechem 24 emergency telephone number in Vietnam

Early in 2017, the Ministry of Information and Communications in Vietnam commenced a plan to change the majority of local area codes within the country.  The changes will affect calls placed both within country and internationally. Read more
Deadline to notify mixtures with Spanish poison centre unchanged following consultation
14 Jun 2017

Deadline to notify mixtures with Spanish poison centre unchanged following consultation

The deadline for businesses to notify their products with the Spanish poison centre has NOT been extended following the deadline on June 01, 2017. All businesses with mixtures classified for their health or physical effects on the market in Spain are encouraged to notify immediately. Read more