Essential training on the CLP Regulation

The labelling of substances is one of chemicals legislation's most visual obligations. But this is only one element of the EU’s classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation. Before a chemical can be properly labelled, it needs to be classified. There are many ways to do this. Deciding on which is the best way depends on the specific situation and requires experience. Furthermore, you need to keep an eye on the ongoing revision of the CLP regulation, which is happening now, and also on the newly introduced hazards like endocrine disruption or for persistent chemicals.

The CLP Regulation also requires companies to perform certain notifications for chemicals they place on the market. This involves two schemes:

  • the classification and labelling inventory (CLI) for substances; and
  • poison centre notifications (PCNs) for mixtures, which entered into force on 1 January 2021.

Both schemes are extensive and require significant company resources.

The legal framework for classification and labelling is highly technical and complex.

As a result, you need to assess as quickly as possible what does and doesn't matter for your company, as well as possible impacts of the future revision of the CLP rules. In this way, you can concentrate your resources on the relevant issues.

How will this course help you?

This online training course will provide you with a robust theoretical background and practical guidance on implementing your obligations. It will also support you in your efforts to be compliant, to avoid business disruptions and to implement legislation efficiently. During the course, expert trainers Marko Sušnik (WKÖ/SMEunited) and Christian Gründling (FCIO – the Association of the Austrian Chemical Industry) will guide you through the regulatory labyrinth, discuss your questions and share their professional experience with you.

You will be encouraged to 'raise your hand' and ask questions – just as you would in a classroom environment.

By attending this training course, you will learn:

  • how classification and labelling works in the EU, in theory and practice;
  • what the classification and labelling inventory is;
  • about the new PCN system and its deadlines;
  • how the CLP Regulation interacts with the REACH Regulation;
  • strategies for compliance; and
  • what to expect from the CLP-revision and the newly introduced hazard classes.

2024 course updates:

  • Detailed introduction to the revision of the CLP regulation and relevant timelines
  • New elements regarding classification, labelling and advertising
  • New rules for refill-stations
  • New hazard criteria
  • New rules for digital information

Is this a key topic of interest for your business? We can run this training course exclusively for your organization, as a tailored learning experience. Email us at for more information