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CD269 – Consultation on proposals on the alignment of health and safety regulations with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation

This Consultative Document seeks views on the proposals from HSE to align domestic legislation with the EU direct acting Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP).

CLP, which implements in the EU the United Nations Globally Harmonised System (GHS) on the classification and labelling of chemicals, comes fully into force in June 2015. An amending directive with a transposition deadline of 1 June 2015 has been adopted which updates five health and safety directives, including the Safety Signs at Work Directive, to reflect CLP. In addition, consequential amendments to a range of domestic regulations to align them with CLP also need to be made. The amendments will replace references to the existing classification system and hazard warning symbols with CLP references and need to be made to relevant health and safety regulations in Great Britain by 1 June 2015.

View the consultative document.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

An impact assessment is included at Annex 2 to this consultation. This assessment identifies the proposed measures for achieving the objective and analyses its likely impacts to assess the advantages and disadvantages in economic terms.

This consultation began on 12 June and ended on 5 August 2014.

Responses should be sent by 5 August 2014 to:

Susan Polak
Health and Safety Executive
5 S1 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS
Email: CLPalignmentconsultation@hse.gov.uk 

Updated 2015-07-20