Upcoming webinar:- Poison centre notification – the true cost of non-compliance

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If you have mixtures with a health or physical effect classification on the market in the European Union, and they have not been notified with the individual Member State’s poison centre, then you may be out of compliance – leaving you at risk of enforcement action.

NCEC invites you to register for a complimentary webinar providing you with an overview of the consequences of non-compliance and advice on the strategic steps you should take to ensure compliance now and allow a smooth transition into compliance for 2020 onwards.

Enforcement on the rise
European poison centre legislation is a complex regulatory area with each Member State having their own implementation of article 45 of CLP – their poison centre legislation. 

Annex VIII to CLP was released in March this year with the intention of harmonising these variations. However, the obligation to notify mixtures in Member States has existed for many years and the recent publicity around the annex has not only increased awareness, but also enforcement.

In this webinar, our experts will highlight…

Current Member State enforcement areas and the consequences of non-compliance.
Advise on the strategic steps you and your company should take to ensure compliance now and allow a smooth transition into compliance for 2020 onwards.
Update on the Member State implementation of Annex VIII
 
This will be followed by a live question and answer session for which you are also welcome to submit questions in advance.

Driven by years of experience

NCEC is notifying mixtures, biocides and detergents on behalf of some of the world’s largest chemical companies and have been tracking the recent crackdown in enforcement of poison centre notifications across Europe.

Our poison centre notification package is driven by years of experience; researching each Member State’s implementation of poison centre legislation, and shaping poison centre policy through work with the European Commission. Caroline Raine, our principal consultant currently sits on the ECHA working groups for poison centre guidance and IT tools.

Get in touch
For more information on this webinar, poison centres or to discuss any wider chemical emergency response / regulatory compliance matters, please do not hesitate to get in touch,

Kind regards

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC)

T: +44 (0) 1235 753654

E: ncec@ricardo.com

W: the-ncec.com

ECOFRAM 2018

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2nd International Conference on ECO-friendly Flame Retardant Additives and Materials (ECOFRAM) LMOPS and French Chemical Society (Société Chimique de France, SCF) are pleased to announce that the Second International Conference on ECO-friendly Flame Retardant Additives and Materials (ECOFRAM) will take place in Metz in CentraleSupélec School, France on the 28th & 29th March 2018. Over the two days, the […]

Safety Design in Buildings, Muscat Conference November 06, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Muscat

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Safety Design in Buildings, Muscat Conference November 06, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Muscat

SDiB is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Initiated in collaboration with Intersec in 2012, the Safety Design in Buildings conference campaign debates safety standards and practices in the built environment. Expert Talks discuss improved protection of people and buildings by looking while looking at trends in the GCC and construction sector generally.

The conference brings leading Fire Safety Consultants, Architects, Engineers and Testing Experts together with Safety System Suppliers to give updates on industry standards and provide a debating platform for best practice.

Under the theme of “Safety Design 2020 – Strategies and Implementation” the current cycle of events provides its participants with insights into:

Risk assessments for buildings with combustible cladding
Holistic fire safety design
An update to operational technologies for fire safety management
Building accessibility and egress standards
… and more

Program

08.00 – 09.00

Registration & Breakfast

09.00 – 09.15

“Welcome and Opening”

Session I : Safety Design 2020 – review of safety standards in buildings
Chairman : Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

09.15 – 09.45

James A. Bychowski, Senior Vice President | JENSEN HUGHES

“Case study for conducting risk assessments for buildings with combustible cladding”

JENSEN HUGHES will share with designers and building owners methods for determining combustible properties of existing building cladding through minimally invasive testing and for conducting risk analysis on buildings with moderate to highly combustible cladding to determine if cladding replacement is necessary. The presentation will also discuss potential methods for reducing risk of exterior cladding fires in high-rise buildings.

09.45 – 10.15

John Noone, Co-founder – Fire Engineering | Joule Group

“Fire Safety Design & Technology for Operational Readiness in 2020”

The presenter discusses holistic fire safety design, with particular emphasis on sustainable design by integration of operational and end user requirements into the fire strategy design process. All too often designs are purely driven to satisfy code requirements or to obtain approval and ultimately may not meet operator or end user requirements. Many new technologies are now available to support operators manage fire safety in their buildings which can be considered during the design process.

The launching of a new operational facility involves complex interactions of people, process, technology and environment – the presenter gives an outline of the technology that can facilitate a greater level of fire safety awareness and implementation

10.15 – 10.45

Elie Ghoussoub, Principal Consultant | WSP

“Safe Access To All”

With the GCC region getting ready to host global events in the next few years, it is encouraging to see that accessibility is garnering additional attention in professional circles. Universal Accessibility interfaces with the built environment in many areas, including safety, maintenance and facilities management. Today’s presentation will discuss the main components of accessibility in the built environment and highlight the safety implications of inaccessible premises.

10.45 – 11.00
Panel Discusssion on System Integration
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee Break
Session II : Safety Design 2020 – review of safety access and related materials and technologies
Chairman : Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

11.30 – 12.00

Altaf A. Afridi, Regional Marketing Director – MENA | dormakaba

“Architectural Openings, Codes and Standards”

Architectural openings are more about Life Safety than egress and fire rating only. The automatic and manual revolving, sliding or swing door can be hazardous for users unless properly designed as per relative standards and codes. More so when we deal with frameless glass assemblies and the user group includes disabled, elderly people and children. Also, adding security hardware may cause safety issues for doors. The presentation will focus on these points, what relative codes and standards say about these and how these can be handled.

The presenter will also focus on how BIM (Building Information Modeling) can help us in achieving safe building in today’s complex building systems.

12.00 – 12.30

Andy Dean, Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

“Reviewing Glass: Heights, Balustrades and Existing Buildings”

Glass selection is an extremely important phase of the design process. It is particularly important when it is used as a barrier between people and a hazard such as a height.
We will highlight the associated technical issues and also address the limitations of retrofitting glass on existing buildings.

12.30 – 13.00

TBA

13.00 – 13.15

Panel Discussion on Integration of Security and Safety Concepts

13.15 – 14.15

Lunch

Speakers

James A. Bychowski

John Noone

Elie Ghoussoub

Altaf A. Afridi

Andy Dean

Senior Vice President | JENSEN HUGHES
Co-founder – Fire Engineering | Joule Group
Principal Consultant – Health, Safety & Risk Management | WSP
Regional Marketing Director – MENA | dormakaba
Head of Façade Engineering | WSP

To see the updated program online click here…

To register your attendance click here…

Looking forward to welcoming you at the conference,

Visit Johnson Controls at Fire NZ 2017

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Witness the unmatched range of fire detection, fire suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, fittings and fire safety equipment that helps you and your customers save lives and protect property. Visit Johnson Controls stand to see new products on display + LIVE product demonstration! Plus drop in to subscribe to receive new product updates, […]

Safety Design in Buildings, Kuwait Conference December 06, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Kuwait

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SDiB is the leading debating platform for safety and fire professionals in the construction industry. Initiated in collaboration with Intersec in 2012, the Safety Design in Buildings conference campaign debates safety standards and practices in the built environment. Expert Talks discuss improved protection of people and buildings by looking while looking at trends in the […]

Heavy Rescue Course

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Heavy Rescue UK Ltd, a branch of The International Association of Heavy Rescue Training Systems in Sweden is running a number of Heavy Rescue Lifting Basics courses in October (see advert for details). This is a basic skills lifting course based on the systematic approach to carrying out a rescue lift following a 17 point lifting […]

Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

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The recent fires in Grenfell Tower (London) and The Torch (Dubai) have highlighted the need for improvements with Tall Building design, construction, management, and firefighting. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network offers regular courses and conferences on Tall Building Fire Safety Management in locations around the world, has announced a full schedule of events for […]

Coulson Aviation’s Fireliner – an Aerial Firefighting Game Changer

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As Tangent Link prepares for its Aerial Firefighting Europe conference at Sécurité Civile’s new Civil Protection Air Base at Nimes, Alan Warnes talks to Wayne Coulson, CEO, about the Boeing 737-300s that put out fires! Vancouver-based Coulson Aviation has acquired six Boeing 737-300s from Southwest Airlines. Only, they are not going to fly passengers – these […]