Rail industry substance list
The Railway Industry Substance List (RISL) provides a comprehensive and accurate list of the prohibited and declarable chemicals used specifically by the railway industry.
The objective of this database is to provide information to suppliers and sub-suppliers on materials and substances prohibited by European and international legislation. The list defines and categorises substances and where restrictions must be considered.
First initiated as a result of the European REACH regulation (EC 1907/2006) that entered into force on 1 June 2007, the list will help users to comply with the regulation’s legal provisions for manufacturers, downstream users, and importers of substances. The UNIFE Chemical Risks Topical Group (CR TG) has extended the legal scope outside Europe to include Canada, China, and the USA.
The Railway Industry Substance List is regularly updated, with reviews occurring at least twice a year. It will also be possible to access the historical version of the database to identify changes and trace any modifications if needed.
NOTE: This list is for information only, and no assurance is given as to its accuracy, completeness, or sufficiency.
Railway industry substance list
Material Declaration Template
The aim of the UNIFE Material Declaration Template is to harmonise the information requested by some of the main system integrators and to develop a common form that all of them would recognise. With this document, the reporting on hazardous substances would be simplified for the suppliers, and the same format could be delivered for each system integrator.
The release of the common template is a part of the series of actions the European Railway Industry have launched to best comply with the REACH regulation (EC 1907/2006) that entered into force on 1 June 2007 and has reinforced the legal provisions for manufacturers, downstream users, and importers of substances.
The UNIFE Chemical Risks Topical Group (CR TG) members urge the industry suppliers to use the UNIFE Material Declaration Template, which will be the official format for reporting on the substance composition of their products.
UNIFE Chemical Risks Topical Group has elaborated on a revised version of the material declaration template (June 2021).