Safety Data Sheets


Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provide comprehensive information about a substance or mixture for use in workplace chemical management. REACH has specific requirements for when an SDS must be provided and for the format and content of the information.

In June 2020, Annex II of REACH, which lays out the requirements for compiling Safety Data Sheets, has been revised by The European Commission by Regulation (EU) 2020/878. If SDS’S are compliant to (EU) 2015/830 they are permissible on the EU market until 31st December 2022, after which all SDS’s will need to be updated to the new requirements.

Safety Data Sheets must be classified in accordance with the relevant market CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the GB CLP Agency and carries out certain CLP functions previously undertaken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

Products that do not require a formal SDS under REACH may be supported by a data sheet containing information on use, storage, and handling


REACh Regulation 

Guidance on the compilation of SDS - ECHA 

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