National Authorisation

Temporary changes to GB biocides application processing times - more information.

HSE can grant national authorisations for biocidal products and biocidal product families in Great Britain (GB) under the GB Biocidal Products Regulation (GB BPR).

The authorisation holder is normally the company at the top of the supply chain and must be established within the UK.

Once authorised, the biocidal product / biocidal product family can be made available on the GB market. Making available on the market means any supply of a biocidal product, whether in return for payment or free of charge, at all stages of the supply chain. Some examples of this could include:

At each step in the supply chain the conditions of authorisation must be complied with. If the product is changed in any way at a step in the supply chain this may not be covered by the authorisation eg adding a new trade name to the product label that is not covered by the authorisation. Enforcement action may be taken where a product is supplied that does not meet the conditions of authorisation.

How to apply

The prospective authorisation holder or company acting on their behalf must submit, in English, a completed application form to [email protected] - companies may wish to mark emails as appropriate eg confidential. Please note that your application form may be returned if it is incomplete.

Only the application form should be submitted by email. All other relevant documentation / data must be submitted using the HSE Secure File Sharing Service, including:

All documents / attachments should be included within your IUCLID dossier.

Using the HSE Secure File Sharing Service

Things to note

What HSE will do

Temporary changes to GB biocides application processing times - more information.

After receiving your application HSE will:

You may be asked to provide further information at various stages of the process. When such requests are made, the indicative timeframes given above will be suspended. Please note if the information you provide is not satisfactory, or you fail to provide the information within the specified deadline, your application may be rejected.

If the biocidal product / biocidal product family is supplied in the form of a bait station or other physical device then we may request a sample to inform the risk assessment.

Product authorisation decision

When the evaluation of an application is completed, a decision will be made as to whether the biocidal product / biocidal product family can be authorised.

Successful applications

HSE will:

You should:

Unsuccessful applications

HSE will not issue an authorisation where an application does not meet the required standards.

The applicant may have the opportunity to modify / update their application to make it acceptable where that is appropriate.

Rejecting applications

An application can be rejected at any stage if the relevant fees or requested information / data are not submitted or are unacceptable

Updated 2022-11-03