SCHEDULE 2Appendix 7 to Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation – special provisions on the labelling of articles containing asbestos

5.—(1) Labelling of packaged and unpackaged products containing asbestos in accordance with the foregoing paragraphs must be effected by means of—

(a)an adhesive label firmly affixed to the product or its packaging;

(b)a tie-on label firmly attached to the product or its packaging; or

(c)direct printing onto the product or its packaging.

(2) Where, in the case of an unpackaged product containing asbestos, it is not reasonably practicable to comply with the provisions of sub-paragraph (1), the label must be printed on a suitable sheet accompanying the product.

(3) Labelling of raw asbestos and asbestos waste must be effected in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (c).

(4) For the purposes of this Schedule but subject to sub-paragraph (5), a product supplied in loose plastic or other similar wrapping (including plastic and paper bags) but no other packaging must be treated as being supplied in a package whether the product is placed in such wrapping at the time of its supply or was already so wrapped previously.

(5) No wrapping in which a product is placed at the time of its supply shall be regarded as packaging if any product contained in it is labelled in accordance with the requirements of this Schedule or any other packaging in which that product is contained is so labelled.