Compliance with RoHS and REACH

Our foundation training course teaches delegates how to comply with RoHS2 and REACH and delves into future developments.

The RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) and the REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) cover diverse requirements from substance restrictions to CE marking, provision of information to customers and safe use of chemicals. The most essential requirement for manufacturers and importers of goods is gaining and verifying the data from the supply chain as well as handling issues with the same substance and managing obsolescence.

Our course covers key compliance and technical issues critical to ensure smooth business operation from the legal obligations of both pieces of legislation to future developments which could affect conformity.

RoHS compliance covered includes conformity assessment approaches, supplier assessment and compliance using EN 50581; REACH compliance covered includes Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs), restrictions and the authorisation of chemicals. 

Download our free 15-page summary of 'Understanding REACH and other chemicals legislation in the EU and how to comply' here. To view the full publication, please visit the webpage.


Course trainers

Dr Chris Robertson Regulatory Compliance Sector Head, , RINA Consulting

Chris joined RINA Consulting in 1983 as a graduate physicist and was awarded a PhD in plasma microelectronic fabrication techniques from the University of Surrey in 1990 - research carried out while atRINA Consulting.

Dr Chris Robertson leads RINA Consulting’s regulatory consultancy services.  He and his group have undertaken numerous projects for industry, the European Commission, and UK government concerning RoHS, REACH, circular economy,  conflict minerals, etc.

He has been heavily involved in Ecodesign Directive preparatory studies and the review of the inclusion of monitoring and control instruments and medical devices in the scope of the RoHS Directive recast. Chris and his team have undertaken numerous projects for industry, the European Commission and the UK government concerning environmental regulatory compliance.

Dr. Paul Goodman Senior Materials Consultant,, RINA Consulting

Paul provides consultancy on environmental legislation including the EU WEEE, RoHS and Ecodesign directives and the REACH regulations. He regularly advises the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills on issues relating to electrical equipment and legislation.

Paul is a chemist with expertise in materials used in electrical equipment and he has carried out numerous investigations into a wide variety of reliability issues and failures of electronic equipment.



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