Enforcement of REACH, CLP, Biocides and PPP in Great Britain and EU

Date: 28 April 2022

Time: 14.00-15.30 BST

Location: Virtual

Join TSG Consulting's latest webinar on Enforcement of REACH, CLP, Biocides and PPP. Chaired by TSG Consulting's Richard Bishop and delivered by Richard, Mike Potts, and Katja Vom Hofe, chair of the ECHA Enforcement Forum, you will gain an insight into how chemical supply chain legislation is enforced in GB and EU and also where the enforcement authorities might be focusing their attention in the coming months.

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Enforcement of REACH, Biocides, CLP and PPP is vital to ensure the integrity of these Regulations.

Indeed, the European Commission has set out plans for a zero tolerance approach to non-compliance as part of its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. National Enforcement Authorities are undertaking regular enforcement action to ensure duty holders are compliant with the legislation.

This webinar will provide an overview of the enforcement landscape in GB and across the EU: who will enforce the legislation, what are the penalties for non-compliance, how do the enforcing authorities undertake their interventions and where they are focusing their resources, now and in the future? 

Reserve your place at our webinar to gain an insight into what to expect when you are subject to enforcement action and strategies to ensure that you remain compliant.

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Topics covered

  • Enforcement of chemical supply chain legislation in Great Britain (GB)
  • How HSE enforces in GB
  • EU enforcement / role of the Forum
  • How to prepare for an inspection
  • Future developments in enforcement in the EU/GB
  • Tips on how to remain compliant 

From this course you will

  • Gain a good understanding of the enforcement landscape in Great Britain (GB)
  • Understand how enforcement is structured in GB
  • Gain a good understanding of the key enforcement priorities in the EU
  • Understand what the key areas of enforcement are moving forward
  • Identify strategies for remaining in compliance
  • Participate in a Q&A session

Who should attend

  • Persons responsible for chemicals compliance
  • Manufacturers / importers / distributors and users of chemicals / biocides / plant protection products
  • Consultants

Mike Potts is a Senior REACH and CLP Consultant, responsible for helping clients meet their obligations under REACH and CLP. Prior to joining TSG, Mike was a Senior Enforcement Officer in the Enforcement Team in the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) working on Enforcement Policy for REACH, Biocides, CLP and PPP. Mike has also worked on the REACH Helpdesk and has represented the GB on several ECHA Committees such as Helpnet and the Enforcement Forum. Mike has a BSc in Chemistry and a Masters degree in Analytical Science.

Richard Bishop is a Senior REACH and CLP Commercial Consultant working in the ISC team, helping clients meet their obligations under REACH and CLP.  Prior to joining TSG, Richard was a Principal Inspector in the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), leading the Enforcement Team in the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) with responsibility for the enforcement of REACH, Biocides, CLP and PPP, and has also worked as an EH&S Manager at a large pharmaceuticals manufacturer and as a University lecturer. Richard has a degree in law and a PostGrad Diploma in occupational health and safety.

Katja Vom Hofe is a German lawyer who works for the German Member State Competent Authority (MSCA), the “Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Federal Office for Chemicals”, abbreviated “BAuA”. Her fields of expertise include the implementation and enforcement of REACH, CLP and PIC.

Katja has been the German member of ECHA’s “Forum for exchange of information on enforcement” since 2010. In 2017 she was elected as the Chair of the Forum and after her re-election is currently in her second consecutive term, with her mandate running until 2023. Katja has also chaired numerous Forum Working Groups, which inter alia developed the “Interlinks” processes and the Multi-Annual Work Programme 2014-2018.

Katja is a member of the European Product Compliance Network (EUPCN) since its inaugural meeting in January 2021, in which she represents the Forum as a Commission ADCO.

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