We are pleased to be using our experience and expertise in chemicals regulation to assist in the efforts by the business world to ramp up supply and production of hand sanitiser for the UK market. Many of the questions raised by industry relate to the regulation of biocides. For those switching production to help with the Covid-19 response, the world of biocidal products regulation can be confusing. Following some useful engagement through the Chemical Industries Association, the UK's Health and Safety Executive has now provided industry with it's position. Clearly, the emphasis is on securing supplies and the HSE is taking a pragmatic approach. For those who would like to understand this further, or if you need assistance in interpreting this guidance, do get in touch.
Manufacture and supply of biocidal hand sanitiser products during the coronavirus outbreak