The CIA runs conferences, seminars and workshops across the whole spectrum of interest areas for the chemical industry. Our experience, expertise and knowledge of the industry ensure that our events are pertinent, highly informative and make sure that you and your staff have all the latest intelligence on the most important issues of the day - and all at impressive discounts to members

If your company is not currently a CIA member, visit the About Us section on this site to find out more about the benefits of membership, or call Dawn McCaughey on 020 7963 6748 or email

Specific contact details are provided for each of our events listed below but if you would like further information on attending any of our CIA events, please contact Mavis Wright on 020 7963 6737, or e-mail events.

  • REACH Registration: Data Essentials for the 2018 deadline

    20 Apr 2017 - REACHReady offices, Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3JJ

    This workshop will be of interest to anyone who needs to gain a better understanding of the implications of the information requirements of REACH. It will be particularly relevant to those working on REACH registrations for the 2018 deadline, as well as those dealing with evaluation decisions from previous deadlines. The day will also benefit regulatory specialists, safety data sheet authors and product managers involved in chemical safety, as well as R&D scientists who need to screen novel chemistries.

  • Maintaining your REACH Registrations: Dossier Quality, Evaluation and CoRAP

    25 Apr 2017 - Radisson Blue Hotel Manchester Airport, Chicago Avenue, M90 3RD

    This workshop is aimed at regulatory managers and practitioners working in the chemical manufacturing and importing sectors and will be of particular interest to those who submitted dossiers for the 2010 and 2013 registration deadlines; it will also benefit those working towards 2018 registrations who are seeking to ensure their dossiers are of good quality.

  • Permit to Work Training Course

    26 Apr 2017 - The Innovation Centre, Sci-Tech Daresbury, Keckwick Lane, Daresbury, WA4 4FS

    A permit is needed when maintenance work can only be carried out if normal safeguards are dropped or when new hazards are introduced by the work. Don’t assume that your system is a good one just because you have not yet had a serious accident. An HSE survey showed that a third of all accidents in the chemical industry were maintenance-related, the largest single cause being a lack of, or deficiency in, permit-to-work systems.

    The course is designed for anyone who needs to complete, authorise or check Permit to Work Systems. In addition to looking at good practice and getting practical experience delegates will learn about what the law says, HSE expectations, common reasons for failure of PTW systems and good and bad examples from across the industry.

  • COMAH Safety Report Requirements

    27 Apr 2017 - Jurys Inn Newcastle, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AD

    The Seveso III Directive was implemented through COMAH 2015. Changes include the re-classification of chemicals to align them with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures, a greater focus on land-use planning and the provision of information to the general public, which must be made available electronically.

    This course explores the requirements of COMAH including the recent changes and will suggest practical pragmatic approaches to compiling COMAH Safety Reports in line with HSE requirements, so assisting in the quality and efficiency.

  • Competence Management - A Practical Approach

    04 May 2017 - Cardfiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1EZ

    Assessing and assuring competence can be a large task, but one that is essential to maintaining site and process safety, particularly on high hazard sites. People at all levels of the organization are central to controlling Major Accident Hazards.

    The HSE Chemicals Sector Strategy, identified that maintaining competence was a “key challenge for industries within the sector” and as a result Competency Management has been identified as one of the key HSE inspection topics for 2012-2015.  This course will discuss the HSE’s expectations and inspection programme whilst delivering practical best practice advice in managing competence for high hazard industries.

    This course has been developed specifically for those middle / senior managers with an active responsibility for competency management within your organisation, for example;

    •           Site managers

    •           Group managers

    •           Operations / production managers

    •           Health, safety and environmental managers

    •           Engineering and maintenance managers

    •           Laboratory managers / supervisors

    •           Human resources and training personnel

  • Human Integrity Course

    09 May 2017 - Leeds Marriott Hotel, Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET

    This course will provide an overview of current guidance, accepted good practice and the management processes needed to help participants develop an integrated approach to managing human performance.

    It will cover Human Factors and Human Reliability, Design and Management of Procedures (SOPs), Competence Management and measurement metrics, including Process Safety Performance Indicators (PSPIs), all of which are current hot topics for the HSE. However, instead of dealing with them in isolation, as is often the case, the course will show how the subjects can be tackled as part of a unified approach to improving overall safety performance. This is a requirement that was underlined by the recent findings of the COMAH Competence Authority Intelligence Review Group (CAIRG).

    While the course content is derived from best practices at COMAH sites, it is equally applicable to addressing performance in all business domains of Quality, Cost, Delivery and People in addition to Safety (SQCDP).

  • REACH - The Basics

    18 May 2017 - Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS 6ET

    The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals) Regulation is fundamentally changing the shape of every supply chain within the EU. It affects almost every chemical substance that you manufacture, import or use to make your products and to run your processes.

    This workshop is an excellent place to start for anyone who needs to understand more about their compliance obligations under the REACH Regulation. The comprehensive programme provides an introduction to the key elements of the regulation and includes talks covering the implications for manufacturers, importers and users of chemicals throughout the supply chain.

    Our most popular workshop is the perfect introduction to REACH, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and ensure your understanding of the key implications for your business.

  • Skin - an overlooked route to exposure

    23 May 2017 - Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX

    The event will help attendees understand the importance of controlling skin exposure, and the benefits of simple strategies to estimate dermal exposure that can help identify cost-effective solutions. We conclude with a number of practical case-studies that show how skin exposure to chemicals can be effectively controlled.

    This one-day conference is aimed at general health and safety managers in the chemical industry and specialists such as occupational hygienists, physicians and others who have to deal with skin exposures in the workplace.


  • CLP for Formulators and Importers - An Introduction

    25 May 2017 - REACHReady offices, Kings Buildings, Smith Square, London SW1P 3JJ

    Classification is the key process that ensures labels and safety data sheets (SDS) provide accurate information on hazards, helping recipients use your chemical products safely. Whether you formulate mixtures yourself, or are importing formulations from outside of the EU, you need to understand the principles and requirements of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation in order to make sure your labels and SDS are correct and compliant with the regulations.

    Anyone responsible for classification and labelling, as well as those accountable for wider product stewardship issues should attend. The day will be of particular value to anyone new to classification, but it will also benefit those with experience of classifying mixtures under the Dangerous Preparations Directive.

    This one-day workshop aims to give you an understanding of your duties under CLP, as well as practical skills to help you classify and label your products correctly. 

  • Human Reliability Assessment Course

    06 Jun 2017 - The Falkirk Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk, FK2 9EE, Scotland

    This one day course will provide you with the knowledge and tools to proactively assess safety critical tasks. You will learn how to conduct Task Analysis to decompose and understand a task and its context.  


    You will then develop your skills in qualitative Human Reliability Assessment to identify potential human failures, understand Performance Influencing Factors, and implement effective error management strategies.

    The course provides you with the underlying Human Factors theory, practice applying the techniques, plus assessment templates for you to take away and use within your own organisation.

    This course is aimed at those who wish to lead Human Factors assessments of safety critical tasks, as well as assessment secretaries and team members, and managers who procure, manage or deal with the output of Human Reliability Assessments.

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