Authoring Safety Data Sheets According to REACH Annex II [ Classroom]

This one day course has been designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the legal requirements that must be considered when creating REACH Annex II compliant safety data sheets (SDSs).

Background of Safety Data Sheets

The chemical industry relies on safety data sheets (SDSs) to communicate legally required hazard information to ensure the safe use of products. Companies placing chemical products on the market have a responsibility to supply their customers with compliant SDSs. This can be a complicated and arduous task requiring knowledge in a variety of technical areas.
The quality of SDSs has recently been under scrutiny with ECHA announcing plans for enforcement authorities across the EU and EEA to inspect the safety of workers and consequently assessing the standard and accuracy SDSs supplied.

It is clear that despite the SDS requirements and associated regulations being around for over 25 years, there are still areas for improvement in these important documents. The revised Annex II of REACH has continued to focus the attentions of ECHA and the enforcement authorities.

Course Overview

We are pleased to announce the much anticipated introduction of the chemical regulatory course, Authoring Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) According to REACH Annex II. This brand new course involves a detailed study of the SDS, comprehensively covering the requirements outlined in the REACH regulations relating to the preparation and provision of SDSs. It adopts an interactive approach of examples and extra information supporting the authoring process which will enhance your skills and improve the quality of your SDSs. The adoption of some basic quick checks will ensure you achieve a high level of compliance, satisfying the expectations of the Member State Competent Authorities.

What will the course cover?

  • Background to the current SDS requirements
  • SDS distribution
  • Data sourcing
  • Legislative updates and the application of ATPs
  • Evaluation of Sections 1-16
  • Extended SDSs and SUMIs
  • Consistency and basic compliance checks

This underlining knowledge will equip your company to approach chemical regulatory compliance with more confidence.

About the presenters

This course has been designed, and will be delivered by the experienced SDS authors in our Global Assurance Team, utilising many years of experience across a broad range of industries. There are hundreds of common questions posed on a regular basis to the department and our team will seek to address those, in addition to any other specific authoring questions that you may have.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed specifically for individuals with a requirement to understand practical SDS authoring. Attendees may already have authoring skills and want to build on that knowledge, or may be relatively new and inexperienced authors who would benefit from this structured interactive approach from our experienced presenters.

When and where is the course?

Our office is in Nottingham, United Kingdom, providing free car parking and easy access from all major motorways. The course runs from 8.30am until 5pm, and includes lunch, drinks and refreshments.

The fee for attending this training course is currently £325 per person + VAT (our introductory discounted rate!).

Upcoming Course Dates

Event DatesLocationSeats AvailableEvent Registration
Nov 29, 2018Nottingham, UKClosedRegistration Closed
Jan 22, 2019Nottingham, UKOpenRegistration
Apr 10, 2019Nottingham, UKOpenRegistration

NOTE: Following the Registration links in the table above will take you to our Training Sign Up Portal, where you will be asked to enter your Login details, or Create an Account if you are a New User. You can also register for this training course directly by contacting Lynne Barke at our Nottingham facility on +44 (0)115 965 1888, or by emailing

For more information about this course, or to request training at your location, please complete our Training Request form.