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Specified Animal Pathogens forms

This page provides the forms to assist you in applying for a new licence to work with or possess a specified animal pathogen.

A SAPO1 must be completed to apply for a new licence, a licence renewal or to notify a significant change to an existing SAPO licence. Please ensure you include your risk assessment with the SAPO1 form.

A SAPO2 form is for notifying the licensing authority of an accident or dangerous occurrence relating to loss of containment of a specified animal pathogen.

Online forms

The online forms are currently in development and will be available soon.

Downloadable forms

These forms may be completed and sent to the SAPO Applications Officer bioagents@hse.gsi.gov.uk. They may also be printed, signed and posted to HSE although an electronic version is preferred.

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Updated 18.08.15