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Product Safety



Overview
 

If your business supplies products to consumers, you need to make sure the products are safe.

The heaviest responsibility falls on producers, eg the manufacturer of a product. But distributors - such as shops and wholesalers - also have legal responsibilities.

Failing to meet your responsibilities can have serious consequences. You could face legal action with possible fines or even imprisonment. You could also be sued by anyone who has been injured or has suffered damage to personal property as a result of using your product.

This guide outlines the basics of product liability and product safety law. It will help you understand how you are affected and what action you need to take.

Your responsibilities as a producer , distributor or seller
 

By law, products sold to consumers must be safe. The main responsibility falls on producers, manufacturers and importers to ensure that products are safe by:

  • warning consumers about potential risks
  • providing information to help consumers understand the risks
  • monitoring the safety of products
  • taking action if a safety problem is found
You need to take an active approach to preventing safety problems, otherwise you risk being sued, fined or imprisoned.

Particular care should be taken with high-risk products such as toys, fireworks, food and medicines. You should also be aware of the specific regulations which apply to such products.

See how to ensure your products are safe.

Producers and distributors must inform their local authority (typically, the Trading Standards Department).

Even if you don’t manufacture the products you sell, you will still have safety responsibilities. You must not sell any product which you know, or should know, is unsafe. You can find recent product recall notices on the TSI website.

Product safety liability
 

The main responsibility for product safety falls on producers. This includes:

  • manufacturers
  • importers
  • businesses that supply own-brand products
  • businesses that change the safety of a product - for example, by customising or servicing it
Often, several businesses are involved as producers and can be jointly liable if a product causes harm. For example, several component makers might supply parts to a manufacturer that assembles the product.

Distributors - eg shops and wholesalers - are not normally liable for harm to consumers or their property caused by an unsafe product, as long as they identify the producer. But distributors do have some responsibility for safety and can face enforcement action.

Anyone who is harmed by an unsafe product could sue. They can begin their court case up to three years from the date of the injury. In some cases, they can even sue up to ten years after the product was sold.

If you’re involved in producing or supplying consumer products, you will need to take practical steps to prevent problems.

It’s strongly advisable to insure your business against potential damages claims.

Liability consequences
 

If you are liable for harm caused by an unsafe product, you can be sued by anyone who is harmed - even if they didn’t buy the product themselves.

You can be sued for compensation for death or injury. You can also be sued for damage or loss of private property caused by faulty goods if the damage amounts to at least £275. The amount that can be claimed will depend on the harm suffered. There is no upper limit.

Many businesses take product liability insurance to protect them from legal costs and damages awards.

Enforcement authorities

Enforcement authorities can take action if they think unsafe products are being supplied.

Trading Standards officers in local councils are responsible for most safety enforcement. Some special products, such as food and medicines, are dealt with by other authorities. Check with your local Trading Standards office if you are unsure. You can find your local Trading Standards office on the TSI website.

Trading Standards officers can buy or seize goods to check they are safe. They can also enter your premises to see whether you are breaking the rules. If they think your products are unsafe, they can:

  • order you to stop selling them
  • go to court and ask for the products to be destroyed
  • prosecute you - if convicted you could be fined or imprisoned
  • demand the recall of an unsafe product

Defending a product liability claim
 

If someone sues you under product liability laws, your first step is to consider who is liable. If you are a distributor, such as a shop, you may not be liable if you can identify the original producer.

If you’re the producer and you believe the problem was caused by a fault in your production process, you may want to admit liability and settle the claim. Alternatively, you will need to prove one of six defences:

1. You did not supply the product. For example, you are not liable if a product is stolen or is a fake copy of one of your products.

2. You could not reasonably be expected to discover the safety fault. For example, if scientific evidence first comes to light after you have manufactured or sold your product.

3. The safety fault was an inevitable result of obeying other laws.

4. Someone else caused the fault after you supplied the product.

5. You didn’t supply the product in the course of business. For example, the law does not apply to private gifts.

6. If you make components, you are not liable if you can show that the manufacturer who assembled the product caused the fault. For example, the manufacturer might have made a poorly designed product or ordered the wrong components from you.

You can’t defend yourself simply on the basis that a user was careless. But if you can show that they contributed to a problem, the amount of damages may be reduced.

If Trading Standards take enforcement action against you under product safety rules, you can also choose to defend yourself. You need to prove you did everything that could reasonably be expected. If you’re successful, you may get compensation for any loss suffered - eg if Trading Standards destroyed your goods.

You should be aware that court cases are usually expensive and complicated. Take professional legal advice before taking any action.

Preventing product safety problems

Producers, manufacturers, importers and suppliers all have a responsibility to ensure that products are safe. You should:

  • consider safety at every stage, from initial design through to selling
  • check whether there are any specific regulations or safety standards applying to your product and that you meet them
In addition, suppliers must:
  • give customers any safety information provided by the producer
  • investigate safety complaints, and tell the manufacturer
  • co-operate with Trading Standards officers
Think about ways to protect yourself if you are sued such as by purchasing product liability insurance to cover damages and legal costs.

If you think you’re at risk, take advice from your business adviser or solicitor. Your trade association may also be able to give you information about standards and best practice in your industry.

Product Safety for Manufacturers
 

Introduction
Good design and manufacturing processes are essential to ensure you meet these technical and legal requirements. They can also give your business a competitive edge and save costs.

Your legal responsibilities
Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, all products must be ‘fit for purpose’, be of satisfactory quality and fit their description. This means that your products must fulfil the purpose the customer has been led to expect and the reasons that led them to buy it.

The act also covers any purpose that a customer asks about when the product is purchased and is guaranteed by the retailer to meet that purpose when it is sold. If a product is not fit for purpose, the customer is within their rights to return and receive a refund or have the goods replaced or repaired.

By definition, good design will lead to safe design. While meeting your legal obligations is the minimum required, it is a good idea to go further and take best practice on board throughout the design, production, supply and disposal stages.

As a manufacturer or supplier you could be held liable in any legal action for harm caused to consumers or businesses as a result of unintended side-effects or the failure of products manufactured or supplied by you.

Your manufacturing and processing systems must comply with environmental law. You can read guidance to help you keep up with your environmental responsibilities on the Environment Agency website.

Products covered by specific safety regulations
 

A CE mark is a manufacturer’s claim that its product meets specified essential safety requirements set out in relevant European directives.

Certain categories of products must bear CE marking if you intend to sell them in:

  • the EU
  • member states of the European Economic area (EEA) - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

The following categories of products require CE marking if you wish to sell them within the EU or member states of the EEA:

  • toys
  • electrical products
  • construction products
  • pressure vessels
  • telecommunications equipment
  • medical devices
  • machinery, equipment and safety components
  • personal protective equipment
  • satellite station equipment
  • gas appliances
  • pressure equipment
  • appliances (other than gas)
  • non-automatic weighing instruments and equipment
  • measuring instruments
  • recreational craft
  • lift machinery
  • equipment and protective systems for explosive atmospheres
  • in vitro diagnostic medical devices
  • marine equipment
  • safety components and subsystems for incorporation into cableway installations
  • cableway equipment (ski tows etc)

The requirement for CE marking and the exact process you will need to go through varies from product to product. Different types of product are governed by different European directives. For example, the trade of certain machinery, equipment and safety components is governed by the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. The regulations implement a European directive aimed at removing technical barriers to trade.

Under the regulations, products that conform to the relevant safety standards are CE marked and can be placed on the market across the EEA. Responsibility for ensuring compliance with the regulations rests with the manufacturer of the machinery, equipment or components in question. Failure to do so can result in prosecution.

Where an item of equipment is covered by more than one directive, it must be CE marked under all applicable directives.

If you supply consumer products which aren’t covered by these specific directives, they must not be CE marked. However, you still have a general duty to ensure they are safe for normal or reasonably foreseeable use under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005.

Packaging
 

Packaging includes all products used to contain, protect, handle, deliver or present goods. It includes returnable and non-returnable items such as boxes, pallets, labels, containers, tubes, bags, sacks, timber, glass, metals, plastics and ceramics. It can also include tape, wrapping, binding and tying materials.

You should check that your packaging is designed with safety in mind. The packaging should protect your product in transit and protect your customer from potential injury.

By opting to use a safety-led choice of packaging, your business will benefit from meeting legal demands, saving money and promoting an efficient image to suppliers and customers.

The EU-wide Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (Regulation 1272/2008) otherwise known as the CLP Regulation governs the classification, labelling and packaging of hazardous chemicals. Chemicals, either substances or mixtures must be classified, labelled and packaged in-line with this Regulation before they are placed on the market. Suppliers must:

  • identify the intrinsic hazards of the chemical (classification)
  • provide information to their customers about any identified hazards, usually on the package itself (such as a label) and provide a safety data sheet (SDS) if the chemicals are to be used at work (provision of an SDS comes under the EU-wide Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals Regulation - REACH)
  • package the chemical safely and appropriately

Packaging should:

  • prevent escape of the chemical;
  • not be adversely affected by the chemical
  • be strong enough to withstand normal handling
The CLP Regulation has applied to the classification, labelling and packaging of hazardous substances since 1 December 2010 and to mixtures since 1 June 2015.

Further information on chemical classification, labelling and packaging is available on the UK HSE website.

Read about safety issues for the labelling and packaging of chemicals under CLP on the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website.

You must keep your use of packaging to a minimum, avoid the use of heavy metals and enable packaging to be recovered. If your business handles more than 50 tonnes of packaging in a year and has a turnover of more than £2 million, you must recover and recycle set amounts of packaging.

 

Labelling
 

You don’t have to show particular information on the label for every kind of product, but if you include it you must be accurate. There are special rules for some products, and for retailers.

Labels must not be misleading about things like:

  • quantity or size
  • the price
  • what it’s made of
  • how, where and when it was made
  • what you say it can do
  • the people or organisations that endorse it
You must include safety information for products that could be dangerous.

Your business sector

You must follow special rules if you manufacture, distribute or sell:
  • precious metals
  • footwear
  • food and drink
  • products for children
Rules for retailers

If you’re a retailer, you must display:
  • the price of products - this must be in sterling (pounds and pence) and include VAT where applicable
  • the price of a single item (the ‘unit price’) for products that you sell loose
  • metric measures (like kilograms, centimetres or litres) for unit pricing - except for some products (for example, beer is still sold in pints)
If you don’t follow the rules you can be prosecuted.

Talk to your local Trading Standards office if you have questions about how to label your products correctly.

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Smith Brothers appointed as EPC provider on momentous Arlington Energy portfolio

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Yorkshire power contractor Smith Brothers has been appointed by Arlington Infrastructure Ltd to act as the preferred EPC provider for its forthcoming 1GW UK portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects. Smith Brothers has been given the go ahead on the first two projects, totalling 60MW, with construction currently underway. Arlington made waves in the UK energy industry recently, when the company announced it had been successful in securing an initial £200m (US$255 million) funding line for the portfolio – the largest financing of its kind in the UK. Having worked collaboratively with the clean energy investment group on the project development for the past 12 months, Elland-based electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers will lead the engineering, procurement and construction elements of the portfolio – with sites ranging from 5-50MW. David Ogden, commercial director at Smith Brothers said: “Firstly, we have to say congratulations to Arlington for securing such a significant investment – it’s a huge win for the sector. There is no doubt that storage, flexible gas assets and renewables are playing an ever-increasing role within the energy landscape. “The Smith Brothers team has worked closely with Arlington to move the portfolio forward over the past year, and we are delighted that our technical expertise enables us to support them during this exciting new phase of growth.” Matt Clare, director of Arlington Infrastructure added: “Given the scale of our portfolio and our approach to the market generally, it was crucial that we worked with the most experienced partners throughout every stage to ensure our projects are built to the highest quality. Smith Brothers has played a vital role within the planning phases, and it made complete sense for the firm to oversee the electrical engineering deliverables once we hit shovel ready.” With work already in progress, the sites will be developed over the next three years, with the first aiming for completion by the end of quarter three of 2019. *Photo credit to Hazel Capital
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YPS Were The Right Fit for Hammonds Furniture!

Monday 26 November 2018

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of shrink wrapping equipment, are delighted to announce their installation of a wide inline sleeve wrapper and shrink tunnel into the Hinckley-based factory of Hammonds Furniture. Hammonds Furniture are the UK’s premium supplier of custom-built fitted furniture for the UK’s bedrooms, kitchens and home offices. With more than 90 years experience in their industry, they are known for delivering only the best solutions in storage and furnishing, with beautiful designs, superior quality, expert craftmanship and scrupulous attention to detail. Before contacting YPS, Hammonds were already protecting their boxed components of fitted furniture with shrink wrapping, ready for shipping to their network of UK fitters. In fact, the demand for their furniture is such that the company were using as many as five separate shrink wrapping lines. Early this year, Hammonds noted that their existing machinery was coming to the end of its useful life. As well as replacing it, they hoped to secure better ongoing UK back-up and support. Hammonds always conduct extensive research before investing in important equipment. As such, YPS arranged for Hammonds to visit several installations at their existing customers’ sites, before accompanying them to their factory to see the equipment in manufacture. Impressed by what they saw, Hammonds placed an order for a 1600mm wide inline sleeve wrapper incorporating a low level film holder and additional guarding, as well as a shrink tunnel. Full factory acceptance tests were completed and agreed within only three hours, which Hammonds were particularly impressed by. The benefit of this shrink wrapping solution for Hammonds has been the ability to now wrap larger products than ever before. Furthermore, the process is now faster and more efficient. The extended service contract package that YPS included now guarantees the increased peace of mind for back up and support that Hammonds required. Dave Linforth, Production Engineering Manager at Hammonds Furniture, stated ‘YPS made every aspect of our purchase simple and ensured that the equipment suited our requirements exactly. The factory sign-off was the quickest and smoothest I’ve ever done!’ Glyn Johnson, YPS M.D. continued ‘I am pleased that we’ve been able to offer Hammonds Furniture a machine that can accommodate their entire product range and future-proofs their operation. I hope they will choose YPS again for any further shrink wrapping needs.’
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A New Home for the Printasys team!

Friday 23 November 2018

Recently we made the decision to find somewhere to set up our base and create a space that allowed us to meet clients, connect with other local businesses and introduce them to CFH Docmail. It was important for us to have a base in the heart of our local town of Huddersfield so we could ensure we feed back into the local economy. We found a perfect solution that allows us the flexibility to meet clients and book out space when we need it. We are excited to announce that our new base is at the excellent 3M Buckley Innovation Centre and we couldn't be happier with our decision as we share the building with over 40 other businesses! We are also very pleased to be connected directly with the University of Huddersfield and we have had the chance to meet many of the academic team and students. We really look forward to working with them on projects in the future. Are you local or in the area? It would be great to see anyone who wants to learn more about what we do, or just to have a coffee and a chat. Let us know and we can book a time that works best for you! Get in touch: brian@printasys.co.uk or john@printasys.co.uk
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Heald Secures Manufacturer Award Success

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Heald Ltd, the Yorkshire-based manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation systems is celebrating double success during The Manufacturer’s Digital Manufacturing Week which took place in Liverpool during 12th – 16th November. With a listing in both The Manufacturer Top 100 List and a win at the MX Awards, the recognition is testament to a record year for Heald which has seen revenues increase by 60% through increasing its distribution networks in the USA, Europe and rest of the world. At a ceremony held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Managing Director, Debbie Heald MBE was named as an Exemplar in The Manufacturer Top 100 listing (ranking in the Top 20), having been identified as an inspiring leader and someone who drives cultural change within the manufacturing industry. The list showcases the most inspiring individuals in industry, to illustrate the enthusiasm and commitment present in modern manufacturing. Heald were also awarded a surprise win during The Manufacturer MX Awards which took place the following evening. Having been named as a finalist in the Export category, Heald were named on the evening as the winners of the Progressive SME Award. The category was open to all finalists with Heald being announced the winners following an in-depth review process which included a presentation before a judging panel. Commenting on Heald’s success, Debbie Heald MBE said: “I am incredibly proud to be named as an Exemplar in the Top 100, alongside some of the UK’s manufacturing greats. I am also extremely proud of the Heald team who play an integral role in the success of the business helping to drive forward innovation in manufacturing. To be awarded the Progressive SME award is testament to their hard work and dedication”. Success with The Manufacturer comes shortly after the company secured a double award win at the Yorkshire Post Business Awards where Heald won the Turnover up to £10m Award, while Debbie Heald MBE took home the Leadership Award.
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Premier Sleeve Wrappers for Premier Labellers!

Monday 12 November 2018

Yorkshire Packaging Systems Ltd, the UK’s premium supplier of shrink wrapping equipment and shrink films, are delighted to announce their latest installation of a sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel into the Harwich-based factory of Premier Labellers. Premier Labellers are not only the UK’s leading manufacturer of labelling machinery, but also provide contract packing solutions with over twenty years of industry experience. Their expertise has meant that they are the trusted go-to supplier for many household name brands including Brewdog. The company have packaged millions of different products for their customers through a range of methods, of which shrink wrapping is a popular choice. In September, Premier Labellers approached YPS looking to replace their existing shrink sleeving equipment that had become too slow for their requirements. The equipment offered by YPS was a semi automatic sleeve sealer and shrink tunnel with gravity conveyor. Premier Labellers took advantage of the shrink wrapping suppliers’ flexible three month hire scheme where the rental costs can be deducted from any following purchase. Within just two days of agreeing the hire, Premier Labellers were up and running. The introduction of YPS shrink wrapping equipment has delivered the increased reliability and speeds that Premier Labellers desired. In turn, it has maximised their potential to win new contracts and new customers. ‘What most impressed us was the efficiency with which Yorkshire Packaging provided the solution to our needs. After placing our order on a Thursday, the sleeving line was delivered to our site on the Friday and was commissioned the following Monday. As a result of the new equipment, our co-packing operation is much more reliable and has given us absolute peace of mind. Thank you.’ Alex Tolescu, Business Development Executive at Premier Labellers. Jonny Braithwaite, Director at Yorkshire Packaging commented ‘It was a real pleasure to work with Premier Labellers because our businesses have many synergies. I’m very pleased that they have seen a real return on their investment and I look forward to helping them with any further shrink wrapping requirements in the future.’
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YPS Award Win Celebrated at London Dinner Event!

Wednesday 07 November 2018

Team YPS enjoyed a fantastic opportunity to relive their stunning triple award take-home on Thursday night, 1st November, in real style! Hosted by worldwide accountancy firm Mazars, YPS and the other family business champions from across the UK were wined and dined in the spectacular glass-fronted setting of Tower Bridge House, overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London against the backdrop of the twinkling city skyline at night. Family Business Place, organisers of the National Family Business Awards (which are now in their 10th year) arranged the evening in conjunction with Mazars to celebrate their chosen winning businesses of 2018. As winners of three categories, two for the North East region and one national category, the event would not have been complete without YPS! The line-up for the evening involved a speech from Family Business Place's M.D. Amalia Brightley-Gillott on the importance of family businesses to the UK economy, followed by a delectable three course dinner, a presentation from entrepreneur and CEO of The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation company Damien Walters and ended with an opportunity for networking with the other winners and charitable sponsors. Olivia Routledge, YPS marketing manager commented; 'What a wonderful evening shared with like-minded people! We've made some brilliant connections from other family businesses in a huge range of industries tonight, but the highlight was watching the footage of our award wins from this summer. Thanks for our invitation Family Business Place!' The National Family Business Awards 2019 open for entries in January – here’s hoping that YPS will be celebrating more prizes next November!
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5th-9th November is ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ 2018!

Wednesday 07 November 2018

This week is the annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in it’s sixth year. Using a huge social media push, under the hashtag #TEWeek18, the organisers aim to change perceptions of engineering among young people and educational institutions. The project also hopes to inspire the next generation of engineers by really shouting about and raising awareness of the difference they can make to UK industries and to our workplaces. This is a topic very close to our hearts at Yorkshire Packaging, where we have seen first-hand the amazing contributions that come from getting young people involved in our engineering department. In recent years, we have nurtured the next generation of engineers in packaging through the introduction of an apprenticeship programme. In 2015 we took on Jake Martin as an apprentice service engineer in order to inject some youthful thinking, ideas and knowledge, and to future-proof our engineering offering to our customers. Jake has gone from strength to strength during his time with us, servicing customers up and down the country, project-leading some huge installations and developing new software for our machinery, culminating in his win of the PPMA Apprentice of the Year award in 2017. A CEO at a major UK snacks brand was so impressed with his talent that he told us ‘Jake worked with us throughout a complex, time pressured installation. His commitment, practical application of his knowledge and his understanding of our objectives was symptomatic of someone much more experienced. A star in the making.’ As well as implementing an apprenticeship programme, we have actively pursued a policy of recruiting younger engineers at YPS. George Reed-Hill, 21 years, joined our team in 2017 and has become a key member of our engineering team. We find that his characteristically youthful qualities, such as enthusiasm, willingness to learn and his passion for his role, gains much praise from our customers. So let’s forget about generations X and Y and forge the next ‘Generation YPS’ with tomorrow’s engineers!
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Black Cat Fireworks gives £1250 worth of fireworks to local non-profit organisation

Tuesday 06 November 2018

Huddersfield Feral and Strays has won Black Cat Fireworks’ competition to win a firework display worth in excess of £1250 (RRP), which was open to charities and non-profit organisations to help them in their fundraising efforts. The non-profit organisation helps to catch, neuter, vaccinate, microchip, and cover any vet treatments needed for the town’s feral cat colonies. Huddersfield Feral and Strays was one of many charity and non-profit organisations from across the country to enter the competition. On what they’ll do with the firework display, a representative from Huddersfield Feral and Strays said: “As a local not-for-profit organisation, we’re over the moon to have won the competition, and would like to give heartfelt thanks to everyone that voted for us in the online poll. “Our vet bills stand currently around £10,000, so we’re planning to use the firework display at our second-anniversary fundraising event later this year. It’s fantastic to organise an event that not only raises vital funds, but is also a celebration of the work our volunteers do and thank you to our supporters.” Black Cat Fireworks’ UK General Manager – Vice President, Austin Brown, said: “I’d like to offer my warmest congratulations to Huddersfield Feral and Strays, the voting response they received from their supporters was overwhelming and shows how important their good work is to so many people in the local area”. The runner up, Overgate Hospice at Elland, received a firework display worth almost £500 (RRP) in recognition of their fantastic competition entry, and also for all the amazing work they do. Two of the final four organisations - Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, and Oldham 10th (Knolls Lane) Scout Group – were offered a 20% discount at the Standard Fireworks Factory Shop on their next purchase.
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EU-Asia Chemical Regulations Workshop, Dublin, December 2018

Thursday 01 November 2018

The ‘EU-Asia Chemical Regulations Workshop – Dublin’ organised by CIRS, Co-sponsored by Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd will be scheduled on 6 December, 2018 in Dublin. Experts from CIRS Ireland, CIRS Group Korea together with China Chemical Management Authorities will bring you the latest chemical regulations and management measures in China, Korea and Europe, as well as practical compliance solutions. Time: 8:30 am – 15:00 pm, 6th December 2018 Location: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge at Merrion Rd, Dublin, D04 NX33, Ireland Sponsor/Co-sponsor: CIRS Ireland, Chemsafe Srl, Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd Invited Organisation: Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Irish Exporters Association (IEA), Compliance and Risks (TBD), Chemical Watch Why Attend? – Keep up to date with latest chemical regulations covering EU REACH, K-REACH, China REACH, China Hazardous Chemical Management Regulations with presentations delivered by authorities and experts from around the world; – 2 hours networking time to meet with your industry peers and government officials; – Share your insights and obtain tailored EU and Asia compliance approaches during Q&A. Our speakers include: Dr. Antonio Conto, European Registered Toxicologist, Chemsafe Srl Speaker to be decided, China Chemical Management Authority Mr. Austin McCabe, Chemical regulatory consultant, CIRS Ireland Mr. Bryan Zhou, Deputy GM/ Senior regulatory consultant, CIRS Ireland Mr. Junho Lee, Director, CIRS Group Korea As the partner of CIRS and the co-sponsor of the event, we offer 10 free space for our clients. Please contact Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd at +44 01484 505735 info@horizonriskconsultancy.com if you are interested to join the workshop. About chemical regulatory compliance in China: The Chinese chemical regulatory framework has become increasingly influenced by international chemical regulations, in particular the European and US framework. The previous legislation of management of new chemical substances in China was amended on October 15th, 2010, through the enactment of the ‘Measures for the environmental management of new chemical substances’ by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). This regulation is similar to EU REACH and adopts several principles and concepts of the European regulation, and thus has been called ‘China REACH’. However, China REACH is a general term for legislation covering hazardous, toxic and new chemical substances while the Measures specifically regulate new chemical substances. Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd provide you cost effective chemical compliance and registration services through our partner CIRS, a leading regulatory compliance consultancy headquartered in Hangzhou, China. http://horizonriskconsultancy.com
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Lightwall designed to bring added wow factor to exhibition spaces

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Graphic display specialist Leach Impact has unveiled a new product specifically designed to challenge traditional exhibition stand thinking. Recently launched to a handful of VIP customers during events held at both Leach’s West-Yorkshire headquarters and at 41 Portland Place in London, Vision Lightwall follows 12 months of in-house development. Available in three key formats, the products integrate ultra-bright LED illumination with large format HD quality graphics, to offer brands a more impactful solution when exhibiting at trade shows and conferences. This self-assembly, lightweight pop-up represents a more modern and impactful alternative to the conventional pull-up banner. With options up to 2m tall x 3m wide, this particular freestanding Lightwall is intended to provide brands with maximum exposure at smaller events. The tool-less system is easy to transport and erect, and CE-certified for complete peace of mind. For larger spaces, the Modular Exhibition Lightwall can be supplied in sizes up to 5m tall x 20m wide. Engineered with flexibility in mind, this solution – also CE-certified – presents an array of visually striking possibilities, with the support of an installation team. Finally, a series of add-ons can be incorporated into this Modular system, for added wow factor. Options include in-built TVs, hanging profiles, and the merchandising capabilities of Leach’s Product Wall Lite. With no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ configuration, clients can choose from a non-illuminated specification, edge lighting with beam LEDs, the brightest back-lit option, or a soon-to-be-launched flexible lightsheet, which enables the system to be rolled up for ultimate movability. Commenting on the team’s ambition for this product range, Leach’s head of innovation Mike Willshaw explained: “Exhibitions are notoriously expensive and difficult to plan for, which means brands are often accepting of lacklustre displays that still represent a significant investment, and are often only single-use. “But given the level of design, print and manufacturing innovations within the display environment, exhibitors should be able to think beyond this traditional mindset – it is possible to create visually stunning event spaces without breaking the bank.” Already accustomed to supporting organisations with exhibition solutions – in partnership with Belgian-owned beMatrix for instance – this latest Leach innovation also supports the reuse principle that is becoming increasingly sought-after by customers. “As with the other lightbox products in Leach Impact’s portfolio, the Lightwall is designed to accommodate interchangeable fabric graphics which makes it the perfect solution for one event after another,” added Mike. “The level of waste often left behind after trade shows and conferences is staggering – this solution addresses this whilst maximising clients’ return on investment.”
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