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GHS – Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a UN-led initiative to synchronise the classification and labelling of chemicals worldwide. The Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations (EG Reg 1272-2008) are the regulations for the implementation of GHS in Europe.

This GHS/CLP Awareness workshop is aimed at employees who interact with chemicals on a regular basis and are familiar with handling techniques. The practical aspect of the course ensures that staff are comfortable with all the technical aspects of the regulations.

Course Methodology & Assessment

The workshop, while classroom-based and instructor-led, is interactive, with PowerPoint presentations, group work and discussions used to reinforce learning outcomes.

The maximum number of participants is 12.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to GHS Legislation
  • Obligations for Manufacturers/Importers/End
  • Changes to Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Product Classification and Labelling
  • Understanding and Working on Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Compilation of a Chemical Register

Further Information

For further information or to book a course, please call us on 041-9822933 or email us on info@emsandassociates.com

Course Duration

One half-day with a 15-minute refreshment break provided.

Entry Criteria

No previous qualifications are required for learners to participate in the course.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a GHS/CLP Awareness Certificate from EMS & Associates.

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