Non-agricultural pesticides approved under: The Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (as amended)
The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021
The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
This webpage provides links to databases/lists of non-agricultural pesticides products that are currently approved via HSE and products that have had their approval withdrawn, revoked, suspended or voided.
You will also be able to determine which products you can use with the following definitions for an amateur, professional and industrial user:
- Amateur - means that the product can be used by the general public;
- Professional - means that the product can only be used by people who are required to use pesticides as part of their work and who have received appropriate information, instruction and training;
- Industrial - means that the product is a wood preservative/treatment that can only be used for industrial pre-treatment of wood by operatives who have received appropriate information, instruction and training.
This searchable database provides details of all COPR products approved since May 2004 e.g. product name, active substance concentration, application rate, restriction of use phrases and approval status. It replaces the Monthly Approval PDF files, the Current Approvals Product Database and the Withdrawn, Revoked, Suspended and Void Approvals Database. Searches of this database can be performed by:
- HSE number;
- product name;
- marketing company;
- active ingredient name (by either typing it in or selecting it from the list provided);
- user type;
- restriction of use phrases;
- sale date;
- disposal date;
- or a combination of the above.
Details of new products that have gained approval via the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and amendments to existing approvals.
Details of agricultural pesticides/plant protection products authorised by the Chemicals Regulations Directive (Pesticides) are available on the CRD (Pesticides) website.
Information on the process for a new approval can be found on our application process webpage
Amendment, expiry, suspension and revocation of approvals
Pesticide approvals may at any time be subject to review, amendment, suspension or revocation. Revocation of approval may occur for a number of reasons, for example the identification of safety concerns or an approval holder's failure to meet a data submission deadline. Where possible a "phased revocation'' will be implemented, but when safety considerations make it necessary immediate revocation may take effect. On expiry or revocation of approvals it becomes unlawful to advertise, sell, supply, store or use the products for the uses concerned.
Suspension of approval may take place when it is anticipated that the action is temporary, e.g. where approval might be reinstated by the provision of required and satisfactory data.