Reach Regulation

REACH is a new European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 EU1907-2006 and EU987-2008, and replaces a number of earlier European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

It’s aims are:

  1. To provide a high level of protection to human health and the Enviroment from the use of chemicals.
  2. To make the people who place chemicals on the market responsible for understanding and managing the risks associated with their use.
  3. To allow the free movement of substances on the EU market.
  4. To enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemical industry.
  5. To promote the use of alternative methods for the assessment of the hazardous properties of substances.

At the date of making this undertaking E-A-P International Limited, being a downstream supplier of technical products, and having conducted a review with its suppliers of materials and finished products, can confirm that to the best of our knowledge none of the articles we supply would be classed as ‘Substances of Very High Concern’ (SVHC) as referred to in the REACH directive. Should the position change at any time in the future, we undertake to review this statement.

For further information on REACH we recommend the websites of the Health and Safety Executive or the European Union.

For more detailed and extensive guidelines we recommend the BSI website, and to purchase a copy of The International Standards BS ISO 2230-2002.