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Labelling and packaging

Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

Find the latest information on our Brexit pages

Labels are there to help help identify hazardous chemicals, and explain what the hazards are and how to avoid them.

Packaging is also important to ensure that chemicals are stored and disposed of safely.

The European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) has published guidance aimed at helping employers and workers to manage the transition to the CLP labelling and packaging system.  The guidance is available as a booklet or in a shorter leaflet.  Both are available from the European Union:

Updated: 2017-11-22