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CRD - Official Recognition Workshop


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Under retained Commission Regulation (EC) No 284/2013 as it applies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 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 organisations (ORETO). 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.



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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