Essential Updates on RoHS and REACH - Pontefract Seminar
20 Nov 2012
Date: Tuesday 20th November; 10am-12.30pm (registration from 9.30, buffet lunch from 1pm)
Venue: Mid Yorkshire Golf Club, Pontefract WF8 3BP
Fee: £45 (full member rate: £30) + VAT
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Dr Leigh Holloway, Director eco3 environmental consultancy,
Gary Nevison, Head of Legislation Premier Farnell and Directive Decoder Electronics Weekly
Prof Martin Goosey, Industrial Director Innovative electronics Manufacturing Research Centre
Most people involved with electronics recognise that changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (‘RoHS2’), published in July 2011, will impact on all electronic products covered under the previous RoHS Directive. At the same time the scope of products covered in the transitional timetable is being expanded and the increased enforcement powers and compliance activities mean that it is essential that at least one person in every electronics company needs to fully understand the impact of this legislation.
The RoHS Directive recast, referred to generally as ‘RoHS2’, means that unless a product is specifically listed as an exemption it has to meet the criteria of the directive.
Products covered by the original eight categories have until January to meet the recast directive requirements, whilst categories previously excluded which are now included such as medical devices, monitoring and control instruments, along with all other electrical equipment not covered by any of the listed categories have differing periods of time to become compliant.
Importantly, the recast RoHS directive is now a part of the CE-marking directive, which means that a CE mark cannot be applied to a product unless the RoHS directive is met, along with medical device, machinery, EMC and low voltage stipulations already in place.
The European Union regulation known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), has been updated, adding legal and contractual requirements. Article 33 of REACH requires supply chain participants to communicate the presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) over 0.1% by weight in their products. Companies are more and more frequently being asked to respond to questionnaires asking whether SVHCs are present in the products they supply, and if so which products contain them. Although SVHCs are identified by the European Chemicals Agency, new SVHCs are being added to the Candidate List.
Legislation impact on industry
From Packaging regulations, through the Battery Directive and on into WEEE, RoHS and REACH, the electronics industry is seemingly bombarded by environmental legislation. How is this impacting the industry and how are companies turning such legislation to their advantage?
Here, within one morning’s seminar, you have the opportunity to update your current understanding of legislative challenges; meet experts who understand the legislation’s impact on our industry; discuss issues that concern you.
Apply to attend the seminar with your name and those of any colleagues who may be attending with you using the link above.
Fee for attending is £45 (£30 for delegates from Full Member companies) + VAT includes tea/coffee at registration and mid-morning, plus buffet lunch followed by opportunity to use the driving range at Mid Yorkshire Golf Club, Pontefract (free places are limited).