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Module 1, Basic SDS Writing (1.131)

  • 26 June 2024
  • 27 June 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 26 June 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • 27 June 2024, 09:15 12:45 (BST)
  • This Module will be delivered live online, in two morning sessions as detailed.
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  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)

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Module 1, Basic SDS Writing 

This module is an introductory training day on the compilation of safety data sheets (SDSs) for substances and mixtures that as required by EU REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (and as amended by UK legislation).

Please note
The module focuses on the general requirements for all Sections of the SDS with some comment on the differences between EU and GB SDSs brought about by the latest amendment to the REACH Regulation (2020/878).

Who Should Attend?

This course, delivered live, online over two consecutive mornings, is a basic introduction to the preparation and writing of safety data sheets. It is specifically designed for those new to SDS authoring and covers the basic technical concepts required for creating a high quality SDS.

Benefits Of Attending

Attendance on this series of modules will ensure that your SDSs meet the increasing expectations of both your customers and the regulators. To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 16 on the number of students.

IOSH members are entitled to include this module in their continuing professional development (CPD) records.

What You Will Learn

This module will introduce participants to the basics of writing a safety data sheet and will include sessions covering the following topics:

  • understanding the reasons for good hazard communication
  • introduction to the legislation behind SDSs
  • what information is needed for each section of an SDS and where to obtain that information
  • how that information is used in the workplace
  • a logical approach to writing an SDS

Exercises will be held throughout the day to assist in the understanding of the concepts introduced.


Brexit is over! There are new UK versions of EU legislation, covering hazard classification and SDS authoring. This has led to different requirements for SDSs in the UK compared to the EU.

Module Tutor

This module is presented by Laura H Robinson. Laura is a qualified Toxicologist and Chemist with over 14 years’ experience in industry working with HSE related issues. This includes authoring safety data sheets, classification and labelling, environmental issues and workplace risk assessments.

Delegate Feedback  

“Laura is an excellent trainer, she made the course really interesting and engaging. Both presenters were excellent at answering questions throughout the session”

“Two very knowledgeable presenters, offered a lot of expertise and guidance in the subject matter”

“Good overview of compilation of SDS sheets and background of individual sections. Knowledgeable presenters were able to provide supplementary information and context”

“Clear and concise information with capability to interact and ask questions"

Module Presentation

We will deliver this training using online training software, which we have used successfully for other CHCS training courses. You can use the software, free-of-charge on Windows, Macs, smartphones and tablets. 

The sessions will run live and delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates using their device microphone. The tutor will use a PowerPoint presentation, just as they would in face-to-face training. We will provide you with copies of the presentation and all other supporting documentation in advance of the training, by email. 


CHCS Training Courses are only available to CHCS members and members of our partner organisations listed below.

If you aren't a member of CHCS we'd be pleased to welcome you to the Society, and then you may register for training courses (and other CHCS member-only events). You can JOIN US by completing the form on this website.

Our online courses are priced at £285.00 (+VAT). However, we also offer a discount price of £260.00 (+VAT) for bookings taken up to 6 weeks before the course date.

If you are a CHCS member, use your CHCS login details, then click on the "REGISTER" button shown on the right-hand-side of the screen. You will then be able to access either the Discount or Full-Price rate depending on the date. 

You can pay online using your credit card, or have an invoice sent to you for payment by credit card or bank transfer. However, we only accept Credit Card payments for any registrations made within 5 weeks of the date of the course.


Members Of BADGP & SCHC

CHCS is delighted to have arrangements with:

Members of both organisations can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of either organisation and wish to attend this course, please visit the Partners page of our website and follow the links to the web page of the organisation to see how to register.

Please note these Conditions

Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of a membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. As this is a limited space training event, refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.

CHCS reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control, including insufficient interest. If CHCS cancels, then refunds will be made.

For registrations made within 5 weeks of the course date, we only accept payment by Card.

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