European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Safety of Chemicals

Course code: 161322
Language of instruction: English
Duration of the course: 17 days (153h)
Lecturers: Assessor des Lehramtes Joachim Freek (DEKRA Akademie GmbH), Dr. Sne┼żana Jovanovic (Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies)
Assessment: Transfer Paper [optional topic for Project Study Paper]
Credit points: 5 CPs

Short description

Principles of the EU regulation in the area of registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals- REACH (EC Nr. 1907/2006). The course explains principles and obligations for manufacturers, importers and downstream users to ensure that they manufacture, place on the market or use such substances that do not adversely affect human health or the environment.

International and EU policies and legislative requirements related to the transport of dangerous materials and explains the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods. It elaborates the main issues from ADR 2009 as well as safety measures and procedures in case of accidents.


In the end of the course the participants will know:

  • What is REACH?
  • What is GHS?
  • What do GHS and REACH have to do with each other?
  • What are main requirements of REACH and GHS?
  • Principles and obligations of EC Nr. 1907/2006
  • Guidelines for classification, labeling and packaging of substances
  • What are ways to communicate and label a hazard?
  • What are main problems in implementation
  • What are Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Good classification 
  • What means "transport" of Dangerous Goods
  • ADR contents and scope
  • Basics and new resolutions of ADR 2013/2015
  • How to handle with accidents
  • Security regulations
  • Responsibilities and how to train personnel

Target Attendees / Participants

Students of Steinbeis Master of Risk Engineering and Management program and similar programs.

Course Content by Units

Regulation (EG) 1907/2006 (REACH)
Classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (GHS-regulation)
Amendment to regulation (EG) Nr. 1907/2006 [REACH]
Harmonization of classification and labeling substances
Classification of dangerous goods
Documentation (Transport document, Instructions in writing, ADR Licence)
Description of vehicles, transportation, receptacles and equipment
Marking, labeling and orange-coloured plates
Accomplishment of carriage , transport regulations
Duties, responsibilities and sanctions
Steps to be taken after incidents and accidents

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit
  • collective exercise


Defined in the courses

For more information about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management in general, go the Homepage.
For more information about the European Master Program in Risk Engineering and Management in general, go the Master Study page.
To see more courses in the curriculum, go to The curriculum page, or by date and topic go to the Calendar of Courses page.
Contact: via email or phone +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
(Course profile ID: VII, generated on September 25, 2021)