Two Day Biocides Efficacy Workshop

The Health & Safety Executives’ (HSE) Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) will be holding a two-day Biocides Efficacy workshop. This workshop will help attendees to develop an understanding of the regulatory approach to efficacy assessment under the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR). The workshop will be held at the Health and Safety Executive, Redgrave Court, Merton Road in Bootle on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March 2019. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The workshop will start at 9:30 am on day one and finish around 3:30 pm on day two. The cost per delegate to attend the workshop will be £660 (plus VAT).

The course will cover

The course will provide a general overview of how to identify the correct efficacy data requirements for a product and, in some cases, how this may be different from the requirements for an active substance. It will also note the UK experience of the interpretation of requirements by other Member States. The course will then address how to generate and present appropriate data to meet these requirements. There will also be sections dedicated to some specific product types (or groups of product types) for which significant interest has already been expressed. There will be worked examples to help attendees to recognise common problems and best practice, as well as a number of discussion opportunities to allow attendees to raise key issues and ask questions.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Identifying the label claims for a product and using the guidance to find the correct data requirements for these claims.
  • Generating and presenting data to meet these requirements.
  • Options when guidance is limited or unavailable.
  • Product type (PT) specific considerations for: PT 1 – 5, PT 18 and PT 19
  • Specific common issues for other product types.
  • Efficacy data requirements for product families.
  • Efficacy data requirements to demonstrate that a co-formulant is not an active substance in a product.
  • Question and answer session.

Target Audience

The course is suitable for all those involved in the creation and submission of an efficacy data package for biocidal product applications, including test houses, applicants, consultants, etc. The course will focus on helping attendees to understand how dossiers are viewed from a regulator’s perspective. No prior experience is assumed; the course would provide both a good starting point for beginners and an opportunity to develop and update the knowledge of those experienced in producing dossiers.


If you wish to register for the workshop please visit and complete an online registration form. The closing date for registration is the 11th February 2019.

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