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CRD - Official Recognition Workshop

DoubleTree by Hilton, St Maurice's Road, York YO31 7JA


Efficacy trials submitted in support of applications for authorisation of Plant Protection Products in GB and NI, are required to be conducted by Official or Officially Recognised Testing Facilities in line with the regulatory requirements.  This one-day workshop will focus on and provide information about the UK's Official Recognition scheme for efficacy testing organisations (ORETO). The workshop will be delivered by HSE regulatory specialists. The day will consist of both presentations and practical exercises for attendees to undertake.

The course will cover:

  • Background legislation
  • Roles and responsibilities associated with the UK Official Recognition scheme
  • The application process, inspection, and various certification issues
  • Advice on how to satisfy the regulatory requirements
  • Problems HSE commonly encounters with applications and on-site inspections
  • Specific topics such as protocols, report writing, archiving, SOPs and record keeping
  • Practical exercises for delegates to undertake relating to the chemical store, equipment, and the conduct of a trials audit

Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

Individuals commissioning or undertaking Official Recognition trials within the UK, particularly those new to this area of work.


The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, St Maurice's Road, York YO31 7JA. Registration will begin from 09:00 am. The day will start at 09:30 am and finish around 16:30 pm.


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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