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CRD - Two Day Ecotoxicology Higher Tier Risk Assessment Workshop

Chemicals Regulation Division, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX


Building on previous one-day training events, HSE's Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) will be holding a two-day workshop, which will provide an introduction and overview of ecotoxicological higher tier risk assessment, along with in-depth discussion and exercises on refinement options.  We will also cover risk mitigation and the UK approach to risk assessment for combined active-substance formulations.

The course will cover:

The day will be a mixture of presentations and practical workshops, and the following topics will be covered:

  • Higher tier risk assessment for the following
    • Birds and mammals
    • Non target arthropods
    • Bees
    • Aquatic organisms
    • Soil organisms and non-target terrestrial plants
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Combined risk assessment

Please note: this workshop will not cover first tier risk assessment, nor give technical guidance on new ecotoxicological guidance which has yet to be noted.

Given the nature of the event, places will be limited to a maximum of 16 delegates.

Download the programme for the day.

Who should attend?

Those who already carry out ecotoxicological risk assessments (in relation to Reg. (EU) 1107/2009) and who would like more information on higher tier risk assessments and refinement options.


The workshop will be held at the Chemicals Regulation Division, Mallard House, Kings Pool, 3 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PX. Registration will begin from 9:00 am. The workshop will start at 9:30 am on day one and finish around 4:30 pm on day two.


The cost of this course is £655 (plus 20% VAT) per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments)

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

For further dates and additional information email: or contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203 028 3704.

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