Methylene chloride

Trained and certified professionals can use DCM based paint strippers in the UK.

The UK Authorities have launched in 2014 a public consultation that led to the vote by the UK Parliament for national amendments to REACH.

The amendments will allow in the UK the supply and professional use in the UK of paint strippers based on the solvent methylene chloride (dichloromethane, DCM) by introducing mandatory trainings and examinations of competence for competence for professional users. The UK Health and Safety (HSE) which was responsible for consulting on this proposal,  is currently developing the training syllabus and testing regime for professional users of DCM-based paint strippers with the assistance of Heath and Safety Laboratory.