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CRD - Live Online Workshop: Introduction to Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products

Live Online

22 October 2024 - 23 October 2024


This workshop will help develop an understanding of the regulatory approach to ecotoxicological risk assessment under the GB Plant Protection Products regime (GB PPP).

It will focus on helping attendees develop an understanding of how to conduct first-tier risk assessments for non-target organisms and how these are assessed by HSE as the regulator responsible for authorisations and approvals under GB PPP.

The training will be delivered by HSE regulatory specialists and will help attendees improve the quality of their submissions and understand how these will be reviewed by the GB regulator.

The course will cover:

The workshop will be delivered over two half day sessions and will include a mixture of presentations and practical workshops and will be given by members of HSEs Ecotoxicological Regulatory Science Group directly involved in the registration process.

  • Active substance and Plant Protection Product data requirements
  • First tier bird and mammal risk assessment according to EFSA Bird and Mammal Guidance Document (2009)
  • UK aquatic risk assessment (via spray drift and drainflow exposure)
  • First tier bee and other non-target arthropod risk assessments
  • First tier earthworm and soil macro- and micro-organisms risk assessment
  • First tier non-target terrestrial plants risk assessment
  • UK risk mitigation options

Please note, this workshop will not address the new updated EFSA bird and mammal guidance document (2023), nor the new EFSA bee guidance document (2023), as they are not currently used for applications under GB PPP.

Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

This workshop is specifically designed for registration specialists involved in the preparation and submission of Plant Protection Products dossiers.

Live Online Course Information

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet, plus a webcam and microphone. We do not recommend using a smartphone. Before you book, please check that you meet the Zoom System Requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If this does not work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.


£500 (plus VAT) per person.

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Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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