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Changes due to Brexit

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU. This guidance is under review.

Find the latest information on our Brexit pages

This site will help you identify biocides and work out whether your products are affected by the laws that govern them.

It also explains the process of applying for EU BPR authorisation / COPR approval.

More about biocide regulation

Health and safety made simple

This site is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to make sure their businesses comply with health and safety law.

The basics for your business

Upcoming deadlines

The introduction of the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) and its supporting legislation such as the biocides Review Regulation (EU Regulation 1062/2014) has introduced some deadlines biocides companies may need to be aware of such as, but not limited to:

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) website  provides details of further deadlines to help companies to comply with their obligations under EU BPR and the biocides Review Regulation. Affected companies should act now to meet the relevant deadline.

Further deadlines

Updated 2019-09-26