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Consultation on proposals to review HSE's Approved Codes of Practice

Introduction

This consultative document is issued by the Health and Safety Executive in compliance with its duty to consult under section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Comments should be sent to:

Gareth Crosby
Health and Safety Executive
5S.1 Redgrave Court
Merton Road
Bootle
L20 7HS

Tel:  0151 951 3035 
Fax:  0151 951 3418

E-mail: ACOPconsultation@hse.gsi.gov.uk
to reach there no later than
14 September 2012.

HSE tries to make its consultation procedure as thorough and open as possible. Responses to this consultation document will be lodged in HSE’s Knowledge Centre after the close of the consultation period where they can be inspected by members of the public.

Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)). Statutory Codes of Practice under the FOIA and EIR also deal with confidentiality obligations, among other things.

If you would like us to treat any of the information you provide, including personal information, as confidential, please explain your reasons for this in your response. If we receive a request under FOIA or EIR for the information you have provided, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will be disregarded for these purposes. Requests for confidentiality should be made explicit within the body of the response.

HSE will process all personal data in accordance with the DPA. This means that personal data will not normally be disclosed to third parties and any such disclosures will only be made in accordance with the Act.