Learn the basics of one of Europe's longest and most complex pieces of legislation - REACH

Since its introduction, there have been a number of amendments to the Regulation, and the most recent consolidated version of the Regulation stands at over 500 pages, which itself is supported by thousands of pages of guidance and various implementing Regulations. REACH remains one of the longest and most complex legislative instruments implemented in the history of the EU, requiring a combination of legal, scientific and technical processes and expertise to successfully navigate.

Why is knowing REACH regulation important?

The primary objective of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment. Without compliance with the Regulation, companies and their personnel could open themselves to potential fines, injunctions or even prison sentences. Understanding the Regulation and how to comply with it ensures the safety of humans and the environment along with protecting the interests of your company.

How this course can help

This informative eLearning course clearly explains:

  • REACH's history;
  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC);
  • the scope of the legislation;
  • the different regulators involved; and
  • different enforcement methods.

You will encounter these topics, and many more, across four separate modules, encountering different styles of interactions to help embed the lessons you will learn. Your knowledge will be tested at the end of module assessments where you can really measure your powers of retention on what you've learned.

Take a look at the learning outcomes for each of the modules here.

Who is this course for?

  • Business managers
  • Regulatory staff
  • New recruits to companies needing a quick start to understanding REACH
  • R&D chemists
  • Anyone involved in REACH regulations

This course covers just the basics of REACH, for more advanced guidance on the regulation, take a look at our popular REACH in Practice eLearning course.

The Author

This training course is organised in association with Yordas Group.

Yordas Group is a leading provider of scientific, environmental, human health, and global regulatory consulting services. They have international capability with supporting offices and representation in North America, Asia and Europe, and commercial activities across 40 countries.

Yordas Group supports businesses by finding the most appropriate and effective route through the REACH registration process. Their team of regulatory consultants are supported by experts in chemistry, nanomaterials, toxicology, environmental fate and exposure/risk management.


Take a look at this testimonial from someone who has already completed the course:

"This course was perfect for someone like me based in the US that doesn’t have daily exposure to REACH regulation. I learned the background of REACH and how it applies to current regulations, what is expected/required for compliance, and how it is enforced. It helped expand my knowledge of global regulations, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the chemical industry."

Kyleigh Gloska, Product Regulatory Manager, Innospec Fuel Specialties 

Attractive per-trainee prices and group rates

  • Low per-trainee prices and attractive group rates ensure you maximise returns on your training budget.
  • Initial single place cost: £440 - members receive a 15% discount
  • For group rates for multiple trainees, please email us for a quote at events@chemicalwatch.com or call us on +44 (0)1743 818 292.

Disclaimer: For the smoothest learning experience it is advised to complete the courses either in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

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Key benefits of taking this eLearning course

Informative, convenient & easy to use

  • Hours of valuable training filled with up-to-date regulatory data - helping you master the key points and concepts.
  • The course is easy to “pick up where you left off” - enabling you to study at your own pace.
  • Runs on PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone - allowing you to study at work, from home or on the go, fitting your training conveniently around your busy schedule.
  • No travel required - making it a time-efficient training resource that keeps your and your team’s travel commitments and expenses down.

Appeals to a wide range of learning styles

  • A professionally-designed course providing a self-paced learning environment that supports trainees’ different learning styles and walks you through key concepts.
  • Extensive glossary of terms - helping you decipher key terminology.
  • 4 Course Note handouts - for further reading and to help you revise the material on and offline.

Measurable outcomes

  • Self-assessment quiz questions - helping you measure whether you’ve met the learning objectives for each section of the course, giving instant feedback on your progress.

Affordable learning

  • Low per-trainee prices and attractive group rates - ensuring you maximise returns on your training budget.
  • Initial single place cost: £440 - members receive a 15% discount
  • For group rates for multiple trainees, please email us for a quote at: events@chemicalwatch.com or call us on +44 (0)1743 818 292.