REACH Metals Gateway


ECHA has issued a number of guidance documents since 2008, aimed at facilitating the implementation of REACH, CLP and the biocides legislation by describing good practice on how to fulfil the obligations. They are developed with the participation of many stakeholders: industry, Member States and NGOs. All guidance documents can be found on

With regard to registration, the following documents are more specifically recommended:

Relevant guidance from a generic list of obligations under REACH and CLP, it contains all potential obligations (e.g. with a link to guidance on how to fulfil these obligations:

All support information from ECHA (Q2-2017, tools, practical guidance) on registration can be found here: 

Please note that ECHA has some specific pages devoted to the 2018 Registration: 

Guidance on Registration: this document describes when and how to register a substance under REACH. It consists of two parts: one on Registration tasks and obligations, and the other on the preparation of the Registration Dossier:

Guidance on information requirements: this guidance describes the information requirements under REACH with regard to substance properties, exposure, use and risk management measures, in the context of the chemical safety assessment. It is part of a series of guidance documents that aim to help all stakeholders with their preparations for fulfilling their obligations under the REACH Regulation: see pathfinder on

Guidance in a nutshell, which are shortened versions of the ECHA Guidance Documents:

Last page update: 1 October 2018