Pesticide Central Register


IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

If your business uses plant protection products in Great Britain in a professional capacity, you are legally required to appear on a central register by June 22, 2022. This applies to all organisations whatever your size or business structure. The requirement is governed by the Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 (OCR) and failure to register is breaking the law. This legal requirement is being backed up by increased inspections and will be enforced.

So, whether you are a one-person business, a golf club, a lawn care business, contractor or whatever, this requirement applies to you and action is needed now. Further information on how to register is on the HSE official website where you will be directed to the government website where you can download the appropriate form. In essence the form requires you to provide general information on your business, how you work with plant protection products or adjuvants and all the quantities involved.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-plant-protection-products-ppps-register-as-a-user


Who must register

You must register as a business, organisation or sole trader that uses professional PPPs and any adjuvants in Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales).

You need to register if you:

  • Use professional PPPs and any adjuvants as part of your work
  • Have professional PPPs and any adjuvants applied by a third party as part of your work in agriculture or horticulture, amenities or forestry

    You do not need to register if you use amateur PPPs, such as in your garden.

    The form requires you to state which sector or sectors you work in.

    Amenity Sector

    This includes work in gardening, landscaping, grounds maintenance, or another role in an amenity setting such as in:

  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Sports grounds, including golf courses
  • Public or private property
  • Infrastructure, such as roads, railways and waterways
  • Utilities, such as transport and water firms

    Forestry

    This includes work in forests or woodlands, such as in:

  • Tree management
  • Tree planting
  • Use of forests or woodland

    For more information, please speak to your local Area Technical Representative or ring 01328 700600

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