Health & Safety and REACh
Health & Safety
At F2 Chemicals Ltd, it is our collective goal to eliminate all injuries, occupational illnesses, unsafe practices and incidents of environmental harm from our activities. The health and safety of our employees, the local community and the environment is the number one priority of F2 Chemicals Ltd. We believe that our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.
F2 Chemicals Ltd is currently a Lower Tier COMAH (Control Of Major Accident Hazards) site, we have internal management systems that include comprehensive Environment, Health and Safety and Quality (EHS&Q) policies and strive to comply with all applicable legislation.
Our Health and Safety Policy Statement provides comprehensive guidelines for employees.
REACh is a European Union (EU) Community Regulation (EC 1907/2006) relating to the safe use of chemicals and the identification of their hazards. REACh stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. This regulation first became effective on June 1, 2007 and requires EU companies to register their chemical substances before placing them on the EU market. Implementation of REACh will occur over the next decade.
F2 Chemicals is fully compliant with REACh, and is lead registrant for several perfluorocarbons (all those that we produce in quantities of over 1 tonne per year).
REACh and Brexit
All products sold by F2 Chemicals Ltd are manufactured at our site in Preston, UK.
The only materials imported into the UK by F2 Chemicals are raw materials used to manufacture the products we offer for sale or customer packings to contain the products we supply.
F2 Chemicals are taking suitable precautions to minimise disruption to customers when the UK leaves the EU.
Our planning includes contingency measures that cover:
- Required import and export formalities
- REACh (UK) for imported raw materials used in production
- REACh (UK) for all products manufactured by ourselves
- REACh (EU) for all products manufactured by ourselves that we export in the EU
- Export Controls (OGEL for supplies to Europe)
With regards to our EU REACh Registrations, we have appointed Chementors as our ‘Only Representative’ to hold all our REACh registrations.
We will endeavour to minimise disruption to our customers. However, we do advise our overseas customers, both inside and outside of Europe, to allow extra delivery time as there are likely to be transport issues and delays that are beyond our control. We recommend maintaining stock levels to help avoid urgent deliveries during this time.