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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
Hazmat 2017: A decade at the forefront of hazmat response best practice and innovation
1 Jun 2017

Hazmat 2017: A decade at the forefront of hazmat response best practice and innovation

Attracting the most delegates in the event’s 10-year history, the annual conference brought together professionals from a broad spectrum of fire services, police and industry to discuss, network and share experiences of working on the front line of hazardous material response. Read more
NCEC hosts ICE meeting
22 May 2017

NCEC hosts ICE meeting

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) will host the 2017 Intervention in Chemical Transport Emergencies (ICE) meeting in the UK on 23 May 2017 – bringing together national ICE centres from across Europe to review and discuss industry best practice for the transport of hazardous goods. Read more
Deadline to notify with Spanish poison centre
15 May 2017

Deadline to notify with Spanish poison centre

Businesses that place mixtures with a health or physical effect classification on the market in Spain should act fast to register their products with the Spanish poison centre before the 1 June 2017 deadline. Read more