Douglas LeechTechnical Director - Chemical Business Association

Time & Location

Thursday: 13.40 to 14.00, Stage 2

About this Presentation:

In 2000 the UK formally adopted the ADR regime for carriage of Dangerous Goods domestically.

To retain existing practices a number of special agreements were issued with the plan to amend the ADR regime accordingly to allow the practices to continue.

This was not possible due to various differences within the contracted parties so an alternative solution was necessary.

The new system has been approved, accepted by the UK government and is now in the initial stages of deployment.

The presentation will explain the process undertaken to develop the new system.

Speaker Bio

Douglas Leech is the Technical Director of the Chemical Business Association based in Crewe.

He joined the association in 2003 following over twenty years in the product formulation sector in management, health & safety, quality and R & D roles.

He is a charter chemist, scientist and safety professional and holds a dangerous goods safety advisor (DGSA) qualification since 1999. In his role in CBA he involved in work within the broad topics of transport, trade controls, chemical handling, security and health and safety.

He works in the UK, Europe and internationally in the area of security being a member of DG Home standing committee of experts (SCP) on explosives, in Europe, as an industry expert in the field of misuse of chemicals.

He is a member of the UK Chemical Weapons Authority Advisory Committee, a role he has held since 2006 and annually attends the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) associates programme to education national inspectors and industry of the extensive regulations for trade in chemicals.

He has also worked with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and Interpol to help provide an insight into industry obligations, systems and procedures to government officials and foster cooperation.