Free REACH safety training for using of diisocyanates

To ensure safety in the use of chemicals and protect human and environmental health, the European Union has drafted new legislation covering products containing diisocyanates. These compounds, widely used in the production of polyurethanes, are subject to the new EU REACH legislation. In this article, you will read what REACH means, why this legislation is important and how it affects you.

What is REACH?

REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals". It is an ambitious European regulation aimed at protecting human health and the environment from the risks of chemicals. REACH places responsibility on manufacturers, importers and users of chemicals to provide information on their properties and potential risks, and to implement safety measures to control these risks.

Why is the new legislation on diisocyanates important?

Diisocyanates are essential building blocks for polyurethane products used in many industries. When applying such polyurethane products, users may be exposed to monomeric diisocyanates. These compounds contain harmful properties that in some cases can cause allergic reactions and health problems upon exposure. Legislation on diisocyanates emphasises the need to provide safety information, assess risks and take appropriate measures to protect the health of users and the environment.

What does the legislation mean for me?

From 24 August 2023, all professional and industrial users must undergo training before using such products. In the approximately 45-minute training course, you will learn how to work safely with diisocyanates. At the end of the training, you will take a short test of 10 multiple-choice questions to obtain your certificate.

Free online Diisocyanates training at Polyestershoppen

Through Polyestershoppen, you can get free training (including certification). By following the steps below, you can get training and certification in the safe handling of diisocyanates according to the legal training requirements of the REACH regulation. Follow the steps below to get the free training.

  1. Go to the training platform where you can take the free basic training* (045). Click here for the training platform.
  2. Select the desired language.
  3. Scroll down towards "available training courses".
  4. Select the available training courses.
  5. Click on register.
  6. Fill in all required fields and click next.
  7. Enter the code ISO2021. Once entered, you will see that the amount payable for the training is € 0,-.
  8. Click on 'next'.
  9. Click on 'confirm and check out'.

Good luck with the training!

*You can follow additional training for the type of consumption (painting, spraying, etc.) if required.

Questions about REACH legislation?

Check your government's website for more information on the new legislation. Also feel free to contact our customer service team. We are happy to help you whenever possible!

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