REACH: Guide to the Regulations

REACH: Guide to the Regulations
15th January, 2020

At a glance:

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system. Almost every business in the UK will have a new responsibility under REACH.

This guide is designed to give an introduction to REACH awareness, restricted and banned substances which affect furniture industry, determination of articles and its substance, and how to initiate a chemical risk assessment of an article.


  • Overview of REACH
  • Terms and definitions
  • Pre-registration phase of REACH
  • Restricted and Banned Substances
  • Articles and its Substances
  • Chemical Risk Assessment of An Article
  • REACH and Brexit

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