As a supplier of technically advanced products that often contain chemical substances and are typically used in complex construction products, it is only natural that Rawlplug takes great care in ensuring that products are fit for use, labelled accurately, packaged securely and transported safely to their intended destination.
User safety (REACH, GHS and CLP)
Rawlplug products comply with all national and international legal requirements relating to materials used, product labelling and overall safety.
As a manufacturer of goods that often contain hazardous substances and materials, we seek to minimise any threat to end-user safety and any adverse impact on the natural environment. For Rawlplug, ensuring compliance with all applicable standards is just one part of our larger goal of ensuring that our products are produced and used in the most environmentally responsible way possible.
To support us in this goal, we assign highly qualified specialists with intimate knowledge of the production process and intended use purpose to the preparation of our Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). The due care invested at this stage ensures that our products and accompanying literature are compliant with REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) and CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) regulations.
Thanks to this, Rawlplug customers can be assured that the products they are using in their projects are produced, packaged and labelled in accordance with the highest applicable standards, and that the partner they are working with is one that cares deeply about the safety of users and the protection of the natural environment.
Chemical products and those that are derived from chemicals are typically subject to specific laws and regulations relating to their transport. At Rawlplug, we are committed to ensuring that our products fulfil all applicable criteria. In addition to fulfilling all applicable requirements, our goal is to ensure that the integrity and quality of our products is not compromised during the transport process, and that no threat is posed to the environment by the short- or long-distance movement of Rawlplug products.
Rawlplug has a team of Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors, experts in their field, who work to deliver the optimal, compliant solutions for the different modes of transport used to transport Rawlplug products to their intended destination.
Rawlplug packages, documents and transports its goods in accordance with the internationally recognised ADR treaty (ADR is derived from the French Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route). This means fewer documents to complete when transporting goods and fewer requirements on packaging certification. All of this helps to speed up the process of transportation enables us to offer a far more cost-efficient delivery service to our clients and partners.
As a transporter of high volumes of goods with a strong safety record and credentials, Rawlplug is eligible to transport goods with limited quantity exceptions. This means fewer documents to complete when transporting goods and fewer requirements on packaging certification. All of this helps to speed up the process of transportation and reduces the costs of such operations for Rawlplug.
Our packaging and transport solutions have been developed in accordance with the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) code. This code provides a framework for the way goods should be packaged and stowed for both long-distance shipping routes and shorter-distance ferry transport. The code places great importance on the segregation of incompatible substances and materials and the labelling of substances considered to be environmentally hazardous.
Rawlplug works according to the IATA’s (International Air Transport Association) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) to ensure that all goods being transported by air are appropriately packaged and correctly documented. The IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations have been recognised by airliners around the world for over fifty years. Rawlplug’s adherence to these demanding regulations demonstrates not only our desire to transport goods safely, but also to do so in such a way that gives our international clients peace of mind.
At Rawlplug, we treat our compliance with these requirements seriously. To this end, our specialists undertake training in IMDG and IATA every two years, and in ADR (resulting in DGSA certification) every five years.