Closed-circuit biocidal products are mainly reserved for professional users. Buyers and users of these biocidal products must register online. Thanks to the mandatory registration system, the government has a good overview of the sale and use of hazardous biocidal products.
Registration is mandatory
Biocidal products that pose a high risk to health are classified as closed-circuit products. They may be poisonous, carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction. Therefore, these biocidal products are mainly reserved for professional users, according to the Royal Decree of 4 April 2019. Do you want to purchase or use closed-circuit biocidal products? If so, you must register online (this is mandatory) and follow the safety precautions. In some cases, you may need to follow a professional training course. Only biocidal products that have been authorised by the federal government may be used or purchased on the Belgian market.The list of authorised biocidal products and the Certificate of Authorisation indicate whether it involves a closed-circuit product.
Who is required to register?
The registration obligation applies to all ‘professional users’. This term includes those who purchase or use a closed-circuit biocidal product in the course of a professional activity. Even if you purchase biocidal products but allow a third party to use them on your company premises (for example, for pest control), you are still required to register as a user. The law provides for only a few exceptions: owners who clean their private swimming pools with closed-circuit biocidal products do not have to register. This exception also applies to sellers and users of certain rodenticides. If such an exception is granted, it will be stated in Article 8 of the Certificate of Authorisation or Certificate of Registration.
Thanks to the mandatory registration system, the government has a good overview of the sale and use of biocidal products in the various economic sectors. Sellers must annually declare which closed-circuit biocidal products they have sold, to whom and in what quantities. This allows the authorities to verify that closed-circuit biocidal products are only sold to professional users. The registered data is treated confidentially and only used within the framework of the national and European legislation on biocidal products.
Do you want to purchase or use closed-circuit biocidal products? If so, you must register online.
- To register as a user, you must first create a personal account
- After that, you must register your company via the online registration tool
For help with the registration process, you may refer to the registration manual.
Once registered, you can manage your account directly and independently. For example, you can add or remove contact persons for your company.
As a registered user, you have access to all useful product information, such as the Certificate of Authorisation, required personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard (H) and precautionary (P) statements, storage instructions and required precautions.Re
From the first of January 2023, the status of professional user will remain valid, without the requirement for an annual confirmation. Companies ceasing their activities as professional users can report this via the helpdesk.
Buyers or users of closed-circuit biocidal products are required to register online. For help with the registration process, you may refer to the registration manual. It will guide you through the procedure step by step. Here you can find information on:
- How to create a personal account
- How to register your company
- Where you can indicate which closed-circuit biocidal products you are using or purchasing
- How to add users (colleagues, family members, etc.)
- What to do if you get an error message