A Complete Guide to Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) Compliance

A Complete Guide to Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) Compliance

BPR Part One:  Almost all hot tubs and pool owners understand the importance of using chemicals that sanitise, such chemicals as Bromine or Bromine compounds & Chlorine or Chlorine compounds which protect humans from harmful organisms in their hot tubs or pools. The various chemicals and biocidal products on the market ensure that pool and hot tub owners meet and use BPR-compliant chemicals. This is due in large part because of the United Kingdom’s Biocidal Product Regulation, BPR.

Should a business not abide by selling BPR-compliant chemicals, there are subsequent legal and financial consequences. BPR and Regulation (EU) 528/2012 was put in place to protect humans, animals, materials, articles, and the environment from harmful organisms. Most of the time, harmful microorganisms are bacteria and pests that can invade, infect, or cause health and sanitation issues.

Please read on if you’re interested in learning how you can practice BPR compliance and what legal and financial consequences you may face if you don’t.

Biocidal Product Regulation, BPR

Biocidal Products Regulation, BPR was enacted so that everything from humans to materials used in hot tubs, pools, or any body of water used by the population has a functioning biocidal product providing high-level protection. BPR protection aims to ensure the EU’s biocidal product markets meet the authorisation and have active substances legally regulated and defined. All biocidal products must have this authorisation before ever being put on the marketplace.

There are regulation exceptions that can still meet the BPR regulatory mandate. You can receive a provisional authorisation for your biocidal products containing approved active substances that need to be reviewed or approved. Sometimes the biocidal products have new active ingredients that are still being assessed but are allowed on the market under provisional authorisation. 

The purpose of BPR is to ensure a high level of protection within functioning biocidal products on the market in the European Commission (EU) or the United Kingdom. BPR compliance and regulations are detailed, informative, and sometimes a bit complicated to understand.

Keep tuned for Part 2



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