*** Hand sanitising products

Hand sanitising products are biocides and must be registered with the Department of Agriculture before making them available for sale and use in Ireland, as well as registering them with the NPIC.

Guidance for registration with the Department of Agriculture can be found at

The NPIC registration procedure is explained here



The Chemicals Act (No 13 of 2009), as amended by No 32 of 2010, sets out that the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC), based at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin is the responsible body for the receipt of information under Article 45 of EU Regulation 1272/2008

Chemical mixtures that are being placed on the Irish market and that are classified as hazardous on the basis of their health or physical effects must be notified to the NPIC.

Product information should include:

  • Company contact details
  • product identifiers
  • product category
  • toxicological information
  • hazard classification label
  • UFI (Unique Formula Identifier) when it becomes available. 

NB. UFIs must be included on all labels and submitted to the Poisons Centre from 1st January 2020; see here.

Further information is available from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). A summary about how to prepare for the notification process is also available.


 To register your products with the NPIC, please go to Product Registration.


The telephone number of the NPIC must be included in Section 1.4 (Emergency telephone number) of the product Safety Data Sheet.  Suppliers can also include their own emergency number in this section.

Please note our emergency phone number is available from 8am - 10pm every day.


Seperately, under the Detergent Regulation (EC) No 648/2004, there is an oblivation to provide, on request from the NPIC, an ingredients datasheet for any product on the Irish market that is covered by the Detergents Regulation.