Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU) 528/2012 (which applied from 1 September 2013) replaced the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC).  Like its predecessor, the BPR is designed to harmonise the European market for a wide range of biocidal product types that are used to protect humans, animals, materials or articles against harmful organisms such as pests or bacteria, by the action of the active substances contained within the formulation. Alongside the efficacy, use of the product should be acceptable to potentially exposed humans, animals, and also to the environment.


Bridge Biotechnology ESOL technology is compliant with The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (EU) 528/2012.

ESOL approved for use in public UK water supplies

As of 16th July 2015 ESOL has been approved by the Secretary of State under regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 for use in public water supplies.


A List of Approved Products for use in Public Water Supply in the United Kingdom can be found using the link below.