Poison centres update April 2022

27 April 2022

There is a consultation currently open on the legal text of Annex VIII of CLP relating to poison centres. The intention is to tidy up the information relating to standard formulas and make the text clearer and easier to understand.

Offensive Weapons Act Commencement Regulations

27 April 2022

The Offensive Weapons Act Commencement Regulations have now been signed and laid; these will bring the remaining provisions within the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 into force on 6 April 2022.

Hand sanitiser derogations: update

27 April 2022

As a result of the pandemic, Covid-19, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) allowed companies to produce and supply hand sanitisers using special arrangements to issue critical situation permits that enable short-term derogations from the normal Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) requirements for product authorisation.