Blood-borne viruses (BBV)

This website gives employees and employers detailed guidance on;

  • how to comply with the law
  • how to assess and ways to reduce the risks of workplace exposure to blood-borne viruses
  • how to manage incidences of exposure

The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) provides independent scientific advice, about hazards and risks from exposure to pathogens, to HSE and ministers through the Department of Health, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and their counterparts. The information on this website has been prepared by ACDP.

Further guidance can be found at GOV.UK.

Legal information

Laws applicable to employers regarding work with blood-borne viruses.

More legal information

Updated 2022-02-17