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Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

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The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.

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REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals.


REACH bitesize advice

Bitesize leaflet

REACH bitesize is a set of leaflets produced by the UK Competent Authority intended to cover the key issues of various aspects of REACH.

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REACH Registration 2018

Copyright European Chemicals Agency

The last of the three registration ‘deadlines’ for phase-in substances is in June 2018.

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The enforcement regime for REACH has been implemented by the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008. These Regulations apply to the UK and provide for the enforcement of REACH.

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To help you understand more about REACH and some of the terminology used within this website, we have compiled a helpful glossary of terms for you to reference.

REACH glossary

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Updated 2020-01-15