Module 28 – Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (28.004)

  • 05 February 2020
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • Novotel Manchester Centre Hotel, 21 Dickinson Street, Manchester M1 4LX
  • 5


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Module 28, Overview Of The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) 

This course was launched in 2017 and provides participants with an overview of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). At the end of this one-day course participants will have a thorough understanding of the practical implications for EU manufacturers and importers of biocidal products and articles treated with biocidal products, and how to apply it to their own area of work.

In particular participants will:

  • understand the background and fundamentals of the BPR as it replaces the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD)

  • understand the terminology and definitions, and how biocidal products are defined in terms of product types

  • understand the obligations of suppliers of biocidal products, and articles treated with biocidal products, across the EU including active substance approval and Article 95 requirements

  • understand the active substance approval process and the product authorisation process, with respect to Union Authorisations and National Authorisations covering key steps involved, timelines and expected costs

  • understand the structure and data requirements for a biocidal product dossier, and the key IT tools used for dossier submission such as IUCLID 6, SPC Editor 2.0 and R4BP 3

  • understand the special considerations available for SME’s (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) and the possibilities within the Biocidal Product Family concept
Who Should Attend?

This module is designed for a wide audience of those involved in or responsible for EU regulatory compliance of biocides, and in particular:

  • new recruits into the field of biocides regulatory affairs
  • technical or scientific staff in companies that manufacture, import or supply biocidal products or “articles” for use in the EU
  • managers of biocide regulatory departments

Benefits Of Attending

Attendance of this module will ensure that you and your organisation are aware of the latest developments and your obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation. If you are struggling to see the overall picture in how biocides are regulated, or if you are moving into biocides as a new area this course will be helpful and informative.

To ensure the most effective training with optimum involvement in participative exercises, there will be a limit of 14 on the number of students.

EU Brexit 

The 'Brexit' outcome from the June 2016 referendum is unlikely to affect the importance of compliance with EU legislation. As now, businesses supplying chemicals in other EU Member States or in the European Economic Area will have to comply with European law. The future requirements on those supplying chemicals only in the UK may only become certain when the terms of the exit have been agreed. However existing experience is that open access to the EU market is associated with national adherence to the same standards.

Module Tutor 

This module will be delivered by Dr Irene McGrath of Kerona Scientific Ltd. Irene studied Analytical Science at Dublin City University, and completed a PhD in chemistry. Irene has spent 24 years managing Regulatory Departments and working as a consultant for the regulation of biocides, agrochemicals, plant biostimulants and fertilisers in the EU. Irene now manages a regulatory consultancy based in Ireland working with clients worldwide.

Delegate Feedback

Comments from delegates attending the first course:

“Presentation skills are fantastic, especially explaining a complex regulation”

“Very detailed and thorough”

“Excellent presentation, very good engagement with participants, nice group size”

“Pitched at the right level”

“Covered a huge amount in a short time, but still explained very well and answered all questions I had”

CHCS is delighted to have an arrangement with the US-based Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) whereby SCHC members can attend CHCS events at CHCS member-only rates and vice versa. If you are a member of SCHC and wish to attend this course, please email the CHCS Office at providing your name and organisation. We will verify your membership of SCHC then email you back, providing you with details of how to register. 

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Delegates can be substituted at any time, subject to payment of membership fee if applicable. However, once booked, the full fee is payable. As this is a limited space training event refunds can only be made if CHCS is notified in advance, and is able to successfully re-offer the place to another delegate.

CHCS reserves the right to alter or cancel the programme due to circumstances beyond our control. If CHCS cancels, then refunds will be made.

We only accept credit card payments for registrations made within 5 weeks of the course date.

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