The label will contain information and instructions that must be followed so the biocide can be used safely and effectively. Always read and understand the label before using the product, following the label instructions carefully.

The label should contain the following information:

  • approval number (eg HSE 3456 or BPR 1234). Only biocides approved under the regulations can carry such a number. The approval number and the name(s) of the active ingredient(s) should be noted in case of an accident or emergency

  • what the product is approved for, eg “for use only as a wood preservative”. The biocide must not be used for any other purpose

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