Proposals to revise, consolidate or withdraw 15 Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) are central to a review launched by the Health & Safety Executive to help identify how to make it easier for businesses and other users to meet their obligations under health and safety law, while avoiding over-compliance.
HSE is also seeking views on proposals to:- make minor revisions, or leave unchanged, a further 15 ACoPs; withdraw the ACoP for the Management of Health and Safety at Work and replace it with a suite of more specific, updated guidance; limit all ACoP documents to 32 pages, except in exceptional circumstances. Legal responsibilities to protect workers’ health and safety will not be affected by the proposed changes to the ACoPs, which cover a wide range of industries and workplaces and are mainly targeted at high-risk industries.
The background to the consultation is explained in ”˜CD241 ”“ Proposals to review HSE’s Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs)’ at http://tinyurl.com/bizinf-321a9.
The consultation document ”“ ”˜Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs)’ (CD241) ”“ is at http://tinyurl.com/bizinf-3×219 – pdf (HSE Books; tel: 01787 881165). Response by 14 September.
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