Free NCEC webinar – Best practice in Level 1 Emergency Response

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Wednesday 29 January 2020 – 13:00 (GMT) What does best practice in level 1 telephone emergency response look like?      Join experts from Cefic, BASF and NCEC for an in-depth exploration of the Level 1 Emergency Response Guidelines.      During the webinar you will learn: How and why the guidelines came into being. The most important aspects of […]

Hazmat 2020 – reignite your passion for hazmat

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Hazmat 2020, the premier event for hazmat professionals, is a 2-day event organised by the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) and will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 13 and 14 May. It is an essential opportunity for you to share your experiences and knowledge with like-minded professionals working in the hazmat and chemical industry. […]

Global legal requirements for emergency telephone numbers: Europe

There are different requirements under supply and transport legislation to have an emergency number; often dictated by in-country variables. In this series of webinars, NCEC’s experts will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest updates concerning the global legal requirements for emergency telephone numbers so that you remain compliant and best prepared to deal with […]

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: [email protected]


‘Responding to a thimbleful or a lorry load? The value of proportionate advice in chemical incident response’

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The majority of chemical incidents attended by emergency service crews typically involve spills between 1 and 25 litres. However, most chemical hazard databases only provide advice on handling spills of 200 litres or more. This often leads emergency services to over deploy when attending a chemical incident and incur unnecessary expense in terms of time, […]