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Live online workshop: biocides disinfectants efficacy

22 and 23 January 2024

This workshop will take place over 2 half-days and will develop an understanding of the regulatory approach to efficacy assessment of disinfectant products (Main Group 1) under the GB Biocidal Products Regulations (GB BPR).


It will provide a general overview of the efficacy requirements for this type of product alongside specific advice for the five product types in this group. The workshop will also address common issues related to labelling and efficacy testing for these product types.


The workshop will be delivered by HSE regulatory specialists and will help attendees improve the quality of their submissions and understand how these will be reviewed by the GB regulator.


Who should attend?

The workshop is suitable for those involved in the creation and submission of efficacy data packages for disinfectant biocidal product applications, including test houses, applicants, consultants, etc.


Although no prior experience is assumed, it will specifically explore efficacy of disinfectants and will not cover other product types or general principles of efficacy assessment.


Topics covered

  • general considerations affecting the labelling, testing and assessment of efficacy for disinfectant products
  • specific outlines of the standard testing needed for surface disinfectants in product types 2, 3 and 4
  • specific outlines of the standard testing needed for product type 1
  • advice for generating adapted or novel methods for less standard products in product types 2, 3 and 4
  • advice in testing for product type 5, where limited standard methods are available
  • common issues and problems faced in these product types


Find out more and register for this fee paid workshop.


The closing date for registration is 15 January 2024.



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