Regulating chemicals after the
UK Transition period

Wednesday 20th January 2021


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be hosting two, virtual one-day stakeholder events covering actions businesses need to take when the UK Transition ends and how the new GB regulatory regime for chemicals may impact their work.

The first event took place on Wednesday 16 December 2020. Video on demand recordings and downloadable PowerPoint presentations can be accessed from the Delegate Area.

Save the date - the second event will take place online on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

The virtual event will include:

  • sessions led by HSE on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and Prior Informed Consent (PIC) regimes
  • sessions led by HSE and Defra on Plant Protection Products (PPP) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

The event will be centred around business readiness, ensuring attendees are well informed of the duties and obligations they need to comply with to access the GB market after the transition period ends. The sessions will be interactive including a Q and A function.

In order to extend the invite to as many organisations as possible, we will limit registration to a maximum of two representatives from each organsisation at each event.
In the event that there are places still available, we will do our best to accommodate additional attendee requests. Please submit requests for additional places by email to

The virtual event will open from 10:00am to ensure attendees have sufficient time to join the platform. The event will start at 10:15am prompt and will finish by 1pm.

Final details will be sent to all attendees prior to the event.

The main event will be recorded and made available to attendees post event.

Further information regarding regulating chemicals can be found on or on the Defra site at


Please note agenda timings are subject to change.

Follow up event — full schedule

20th January, 10:00 - 10:00

Biocides update

Dr Nicola Gregg — Head of Biocides Operational Policy, HSE

Dr Pierre Cruse — Team Leader, International Chemicals Unit, HSE

Including a short summary questions and answers session.

Thanks and close

Dr Richard Daniels — Director of Chemicals Regulation Division, HSE



A maximum of two places is available for each organisation. Requests for additional places should be made in writing to

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Wednesday 20th January 2021, 10.15am

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December webinar post-event access

Contact Us

Regime specific help desks:

Regime Helpdesk Email
REACH enforcement
Biocides (general)
BPR applications
COPR applications
Pesticides and Detergents


If you would like to contact the virtual event organisers, Glasgows, who are working on behalf of HSE and Defra, please use the contact form, email or telephone number shown below.


01772 767761 /

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