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Module 28, Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (28.008)

  • 28 February 2024
  • 29 February 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 28 February 2024, 09:15 12:45 (GMT)
  • 29 February 2024, 09:15 12:45 (GMT)
  • This Module will be delivered live online, as the two morning sessions detailed.
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  • £260 + (VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)
  • £260 (+VAT)
  • £285 (+VAT)

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Module 28, Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

This course provides participants with an overview of the EU and UK Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). At the end of this course participants will have a thorough understanding of the practical implications for EU and UK manufacturers and importers of biocidal products and articles treated with biocidal products, and how the BPR applies to their own area of work.

In particular participants will:

  • understand the background and fundamentals of the BPR

  • understand the terminology and definitions, and how biocidal products are defined in terms of product types

  • understand the obligations of suppliers of biocidal products, and articles treated with biocidal products, in the UK and across the EU, including active substance approval and Article 95 requirements

  • understand the active substance approval process and the product authorisation process, with respect to Union Authorisations and National Authorisations covering key steps involved, timelines and expected costs

  • understand the structure and data requirements for a biocidal product dossier, and the key IT tools used for dossier submission such as IUCLID 6, SPC Editor and R4BP 3

  • understand the special considerations available for SME’s (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) and the possibilities within the Biocidal Product Family concept

Who Should Attend?

This module is designed for a wide audience of those involved in or responsible for regulatory compliance of biocides, and in particular:

  • new recruits into the field of biocides regulatory affairs
  • technical or scientific staff in companies that manufacture, import or supply biocidal products or “articles” for use in the UK or EU
  • managers of biocide regulatory departments

Benefits Of Attending

Attending this module will ensure that you and your organisation are aware of your obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation, including the latest developments. If you are struggling to see the overall picture in how biocides are regulated, or if you are moving into biocides as a new area this course will be helpful and informative.

To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 16 on the number of delegates.

UK's Exit From The EU 

The UK is no longer an EU Member State, and its own GB BPR now applies, which generally mirrors the EU BPR. In Northern Ireland the EU BPR continues to apply. Compliance with the standards in the BPR, therefore, remains essential. 

Existing active substance approval and UK product authorisations made under EU BPR are valid in GB. However, GB authorisation holders supplying biocides in GB must have notified HSE by 31 December 2021 that they are based in the UK (GB or NI). Any pending applications on the date of exit must have been resubmitted. 

GB authorisation holders supplying biocides in EU Member States or in the EEA have to comply with EU BPR as it applies to countries outside the EU/EEA. As EU BPR authorisation holders must be established in the EU/EEA, GB authorisation holders of EU BPR authorisations had to transfer them to another entity established in the EU/EEA to continue supplying biocides in the EU/EEA.

    Module Tutor 

    This module will be delivered by Dr Irene McGrath of Kerona Scientific Ltd. Irene studied Analytical Science at Dublin City University, and completed a PhD in chemistry. Irene has spent over 30 years managing Regulatory Departments and working as a consultant for the regulation of biocides, agrochemicals, plant biostimulants and fertilisers in the EU. Irene now manages a regulatory consultancy based in Ireland, UK and Spain working with clients worldwide.

    Module Deputy

    Robin Foster was head of HSE’s International Chemicals Unit. He represented the UK Government on, for example, classification and labelling of chemicals, REACH, biocides and chemical agents in the workplace.

    Module Presentation

    We will deliver this training using an online system, which we have used successfully for other CHCS events and training. There is no charge to delegates for using the software. The licence cost is borne by CHCS.

    The sessions will run live and delegates can interact with the tutor and other delegates using their device microphone. The tutor will use a PowerPoint presentation, just as they would in face-to-face training.

    We will provide you with copies of the presentation and all other supporting documentation in advance of the training, by email. We will provide you with a document giving more details about using the software plus some tips for getting the best out of the day.

    Delegate Feedback

    Comments from previous delegates on this training module:

    “Presentation skills are fantastic, especially explaining a complex regulation”

    “A lot of information covered by very knowledgeable trainer and deputy. Informative presentation”

    “Pitched at the right level”

    “Covered a huge amount in a short time, but still explained very well and answered all questions I had”


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