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Hand Sanitiser Guidance

Manufacture and Supply of Biocidal Hand Sanitiser

​If you are considering manufacturing hand Sanitiser products for supply, you must ensure that you contact the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Biocides Team via [email protected]​​  and also make our Health & Safety Consumer Protection Team aware via:  [email protected] and  [email protected]

For basic hand sanitisers which make no medical or cosmetic claims, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responsible for enforcing the supply chain approvals under the EU Biocidal Products Regulations 2012 (BPR).

HSE has issued a derogation, in the short term, from product authorisation for hand sanitiser containing propan-2-ol, products will not be required to obtain a product authorisation if they meet the relevant WHO-specified formulation II However, manufacturers must contact the HSE via [email protected]

Specific advice is available from the links below: