6 October 2023 | Admin
What has Changed
Whilst we have always requested End User Declarations (EUDs) for certain chemicals, changes from October 2023 to the Control of Poisons & Explosives Precursors Regulations have broadened the scope of chemicals covered. The main changes to the legislation which affects schools are summarised below.
From 1 October 2023 businesses supplying regulated explosives precursors to professional users and other businesses (i.e., those who don’t need a licence) will need to take additional steps to verify the legitimacy of the professional user or business.
The person making the sale must obtain the following from the business customer:
This information must be recorded and retained for 18 months and available for inspection. Businesses and professional users should be verified every time a new purchase is made. Where regulated substances are being supplied frequently or on a routine basis to the same professional user or business, verification should occur every 18 months or whenever there is a change or deviation from normal purchasing patterns.
Our interpretation of the law
Schools and those ordering on behalf of schools are classed as "Professional Users" and therefore fall under the scope of this legislation, whether we ship the chemical from our warehouse or it comes direct from our supplier. The requirement for photographic ID only relates to the supply of those chemicals deemed as explosive precursors. All others including Poisons & Drug Precursors require an EUD but not with photo ID.
What this means to you, our customer
If you wish to order a chemical covered by this legislation please click here to fill in your EUD
For full details of the legislation click on this link below. This also provides a list of the chemicals covered.