Isocyanate training every 5 years now mandatory under REACH Regs:
Under both EU and UK REACH regulations, REACH Restriction 2020/1149/EU, the continued use of coatings containing Diisocyanates, requires all personnel handling these products to complete a training course. Beginning on August 24, 2023, any user of diisocyanate with a concentration over 0.1 percent - either the staff of the user or self-employed people - must complete and document the completion of the training. If an employee does not comply with this obligatory training, they will no longer be allowed to work with diisocyanates.
All employees that either use or handle any products that contain 0.1% of di-isocyanate must now complete an online di-isocyanate training course, the certificate to show that they have completed the course must be kept on file. The training must be carried out every 5 years.
(Check the product Safety Data Sheet)
The online training course has been designed and put together by several european agencies - Access to the course should be communicated throughout the product supply chain and it’s the responsibility of the suppliers selling the substances and mixtures on the market to ensure that training courses are available to the end-users of such substances or mixtures.
It is the obligation of the employer (in this case the Bodyshop) that their employees are being trained.
Your product suppliers should provide you with information regarding the mandatory di-isocyanate training and how to access it however, we have provided a link to the online training below.
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