The NBRA would like to draw attention to the necessity for training in how to handle products containing Diisocyanates safely by 24 August 2023, as mandated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Isocyanates and Diisocyanates pose distinct risks during Vehicle Paint Spraying operations.
It is well known that the danger with Isocyanates consist of droplets of chemicals containing Isocyanate that can cause occupational asthma if inhaled. All operatives must therefore wear Air Fed masks during all paint operations.

Diisocyanates are found in various products used in Vehicle repair, and training is required if the product contains more than 0.1% of Diisocyanates.

From 24 August, all operators of Isocyanates will need to have completed mandatory training:

The training comprises three risk levels (general, intermediate, and advanced) based on toxicity hazards and exposure risk. It must be renewed at least every five years.
The FEICA, in collaboration with ISOPA and ALIPA, has developed comprehensive training material accessible through the PU Training Platform (e-learning) at The training modules are available in English and German, with other EU languages becoming available progressively.

FEICA has developed some specific modules dedicated to the applications of the customers of FEICA members. These modules should be available soon.
FEICA has also prepared a specific webpage or that will finally guide visitors to the PU Training Platform.

The FEICA European Executive Board has decided to support financially the training of professional and industrial users of polyurethane (PU) adhesives and sealants, resorting under the new REACH regulation on the safe use of diisocyanates.
With the FEICA voucher code FEICA_21_G, the training is free of charge for end-users. If you are a worker applying adhesives and sealants as part of your job then this voucher is for you (The voucher code is only valid for the designated training material related to PU adhesives and sealant applications).

End users can access this free of charge web based training by visiting Select one of the relevant training modules and then register an account with idloom on the same page (Registration is required for each user that requires training in order to provide certification valid for 5 years that training has been completed). On the checkout page enter the voucher code FEICA_21_G to access the training modules with no cost.

List of the training modules available on the PU platform for workers applying PU adhesives or sealants:


  • one-component PU foams – 048
  • joint sealants – 048
  • flooring adhesives and coatings – 049 (includes 048)
  • crack injection resins – 050 (includes 048)
  • Plumbing – 048


Other professional applications:

  • Vehicle repair – 051
  • carpentry – 048
  • Other applications – 048
  • Industrial plants and factories – 051

Industrial application of polyurethane adhesives at elevated temperatures or by spraying or at lamination speeds above 100 m/min.

  • At high temperatures (above 45 °C) and/or high speed and or spraying – 053 (includes 052)
  • Adhesives and sealants for industrial bonding at ambient temperature without spraying – 052
  • For any other application, select training 052
  • Maintenance or repair of machines used for the application of adhesives – 054

A guide to help our customers access this training platform can be viewed here.

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