10 August 2023
The restriction on diisocyanate was adopted on 4 August 2020, by the European & UK authorities under REACH, targeting respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanate. The new restriction requires training prior to use of diisocyanate before 24th August 2023. This post is a reminder of the published information for information. If you are an end user you should consult your supplier if you have questions. From 24 February 2022, any products covered by this restriction should have been labelled “As from 24 August 2023 adequate training is required before industrial or professional use”.
The EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law on 1 January 2021 (known as UK REACH). In addition, the restriction on diisocyanates (EU 2020/1149) was carried into UK legislation, unchanged from the original EU regulation. It was subsequently modified by SI 2021 No. 904 on 30 September 2021 to make the restriction operable in a GB-only situation. The restriction therefore applies in both GB, NI and EU and the remaining provisions will apply from 24th August 2023.
Full information is available to BASA Members, via the BASA PU platform or the BASA Issues map on the BASA Members only area of the website, but these two fliers, produced in collaboration with FEICA may help clarify the obligations.
Written by: LW