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BAMA publishes new aerosol standard for “self-regulation”

BAMA, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, has launched Issue 3 of The BAMA Standard for Consumer Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice.

Written by industry experts, it provides step-by-step guidance for aerosol producers, brand owners and retailers to assess their performance against clear requirements for every stage of the aerosol lifecycle – from product development through manufacture to disposal and recall.

Issue 3 provides updated guidance on recent legislation, including the UK implementation of the ATEX Directive, The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR), Pollution, Prevention and Control (PPC) Regulations, the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations and details on the Water Bath Alternative.

Companies are considered to comply with the BAMA Standard if they have completed the self-assessment process and met all relevant good practice requirements. To be formally accredited companies need third-party verification of the self-assessment of each module appropriate to their business activity.

Sue Rogers, BAMA director, says: “The safety of consumers, and safe manufacture and distribution of goods, are of paramount importance to the aerosol industry. In 2001 BAMA launched the first issue of the BAMA Standard and member companies have advised us it has provided a valuable tool for monitoring and planning across their businesses.

In nine modules, and free to BAMA members, the Standard is available on USB memory stick. Non-members can purchase it for £1,250 + VAT. T: (0)207 828 5111; E:

Issue 3 of the BAMA Standard for Consumer Safety and Good Manufacturing Practice comes on a USB memory stick