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GHS Status

GHS implementation status

Focal point

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)


For background information on the GHS and the GB CLP refer to:

Transport of dangerous goods


For international transport of dangerous goods, see “Implementation through international legal instruments, recommendations, codes and guidelines”


For background information and legislation covering the transport of dangerous goods in the UK refer to the information provided at:

Other sectors

Implemented (as from 20 January 2009)


The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on 31 January 2020.


Information about the impact of the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union in chemicals legislation is available at the European Chemicals Agency and the UK Government websites.


The UK implements the 7th revised edition of the GHS through the GB CLP Regulation while the GHS provisions on safety data sheets from the 5th revised edition of the GHS are implemented through Article 31 and Annex II of the United Kingdom REACH Regulations.


GB CLP Regulation implements the GHS in the following sectors: workplace; environment; consumer; and the transport of non-dangerous goods.