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Biocides - Application Forms and Resources

Brexit: Transition period

The UK has now left the EU. Your health and safety responsibilities have not changed in the transition period.

Find the latest information on our Brexit pages

Application forms

Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)

EU Biocides Regulations 528/2012 (EU BPR)


EU Biocides Regulation  528/2012 (EU BPR)


European Chemicals Agency databases

Biocidal Products and Chemicals (Appointment of Authorities and Enforcement) Regulations 2013 (BPC)

Biocidal Products Directive/Regulations (BPD/R)

Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR)

Biocides Active Substance Web Community

This Community forum is aimed at manufacturer or suppliers of biocidal products or active substances, or someone who makes such products and substances available on the UK market. This Community provides an ongoing forum for HSE to give you the latest information about the European review programme for existing biocidal active substances. We will post details of forthcoming meetings of the biocides Competent Authorities and the Standing Committee on Biocidal Products, and in particular on:

Access the web community pages, where you will be able to join the Community, join a discussion forum, or simply dip in from time to time to find out what's happening currently.

The Biocidal Products Committee

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) prepares the opinions of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) relating to several processes under the EU Biocides Regulation (EU BPR) 528/2012. The final decisions are taken by the European Commission.

Further information about the BPC can be found on the ECHA website.



There are a range of leaflets available to download, covering different aspects of biocide and non-agricultural pesticide safety and use.

The Law

Regulatory archive

The regulatory archive contains information on some specific regulatory work and decisions, namely West Nile Virus, Dichlorvos ,Creosote and Moss control, BPD/EU BPR non-approval/inclusion decision for active substances and details of the change of phase out periods for certificates of exemption.

Useful links

Provides links to other government departments, the European Union and trade associations’ websites.

Updated 2020-06-01