Title Innovative training for increasing the knowledge base of the European polymer industry in relation to REACH
Project Number 502476-LLP-1-2009-UK-LEONARDO-LM
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text The overall objective of Polymer REACH was to develop an elarning platform and training materials for the European polymer industry to learn and understand how to manage their obligations under the Euroepan legislation, REACH. The project used a 'blended learning' approach, offering interactive on-line modules and traditional 'paper-based' materials, focusing on the needs of SMEs.
The polymer industry is one of the most imporant sectors in the EU with a value of €250 billion and applications in a vast number of industries. The sector is dominated by SMEs who are coming under increasing pressure from low wage economies, incresed legislation and a rise in the price of energy and materials.
REACH places an onerous burden on companies in the polymer industry, partcularly SMEs where resources in terms of staff, skills and time are often limited and with the status of polymers up for review it is vital that the industry is aware of the requirements and implications of REACH as to negate any detrimental business impact and as to shorten implementation times and reduce costs.
Description Prior to the Polymer REACH project, there were no elearning solutions that encompassed REACH and all aspects of the polymer industry. This unique training course contributes to scientific and technical know-how about REACH and helps users to understand and comply.
Open and distance learning
program or curricula
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information Polymer REACH is an industry specific elearning platform and training materials (available in 7 languages) for the industry to learn how to manage their obligations under REACH. The overall impact will be an increase in the knowledge base of the polymer industry on REACH, which will in turn help to increase competitiveness and sustainability of the sector.