Questions and Answers

CLP labels are an important part of ensuring that hazardous products are used and handled safely in the UK. They provide specific information about the risks associated with a product, such as hazard pictograms, signal words, and precautionary statements. However, there can be confusion around CLP labels and their requirements. In this article, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about CLP labels in the UK.

What does CLP stand for?

CLP stands for Classification, Labelling and Packaging. The CLP Regulation is a European Union (EU) regulation that has been adopted in the UK to ensure the safe handling and use of hazardous chemicals.

What products require a CLP label in the UK?

All hazardous products sold in the UK, including chemicals, pesticides, and cleaning products, require a CLP label. This includes products intended for use in the workplace and those sold to consumers.

What information is included on a CLP label?

CLP labels include hazard pictograms, signal words, and precautionary statements. The hazard pictograms are designed to provide a visual representation of the specific hazards associated with the product. Signal words, such as “Danger” or “Warning”, indicate the severity of the hazard. Precautionary statements provide information on how to use and handle the product safely.