Since 1st June 2003
E .U. regulations stipulate that timber treated with Creosote may not be used:-
- Inside buildings (whatever the use)
- In toys
- In playgrounds
- In parks, gardens or any outdoor recreational facilities where there is a risk of frequent skin contact
- In the manufacture of garden furniture such as picnic tables
- For the manufacture of any container intended for growing purposes
- As packaging that may come into contact with raw materials
- As intermediate or finished products intended for human or animal consumption
- As other materials that may contaminate any of the above
It is still perfectly legal to use reclaimed Creosoted sleepers for many applications such as sleeper walls to hold aggregate or reinforcing earth banks, temporary hard standing or many other uses providing there is no risk of frequent skin contact.
If in doubt please contact your local environmental health office.
As the Sleeper People Ltd has no control over the end-use of creosoted timbers we can accept no responsibility for matters arising out of these regulations.