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CRD - Workshop on Official Recognition

HSE Training and Events is to run a 1 day course on CRD - Workshop on Official Recognition.

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

Please email your expression of interest


Under Commission Regulation (EU) No 545/2011 Efficacy trials submitted in support of applications for authorisation of Plant Protection Products are required to be conducted by Official or Officially Recognised Testing Facilities.  The one-day workshop will focus on and provide information about the UK's Official Recognition scheme for efficacy testing. 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.

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

Who should attend?

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


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 and finish around 4:30 pm.


The cost of this course is £455 (plus VAT) per person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).



Please note the invoice option is not available within 4 weeks of the course date, or for overseas customers.  If you are selecting the invoice option for payment, it will be mandatory to input a purchase order/reference number as we are unable to process booking forms without this.

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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HSE Training and Events
The HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

T: +44 (0)203 028 3704