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

Section 1.6 - Workplaces

L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Proposal:  To revise this ACOP and review other HSE publications that provide guidance on related workplace health, safety and welfare issues

It is proposed that this ACOP is retained and revised to make it clearer what duty holders must do to comply with legal requirements and reduce duplication in the ACOP of duties covered in the legislation. The publication does not include current statutory provisions as amended by the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 2002 and other regulations. Areas for change are to update the publication to reflect subsequent regulatory change in the following areas: 

  • Building stability
  • Workplace insulation & excessive sunlight and temperature
  • Accommodating for disability 
  • Falls from height
  • Traffic Signs
  • Smoking
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
  • Quarry Regulations 1999

Alongside these changes, duties that are no longer current will be removed and the language used simplified and clarified where this would be helpful to improve the understanding of dutyholders’ responsibilities.

If you also wish to comment on the proposal to introduce a limit on the length of ACOPs please remember to visit Section 3 of the consultation. After you have clicked 'Save these answers', click on the plus icon in the left-hand menu of this document to expand the menu and then select Section 3.