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CD283 - Consultation on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits
This Consultative Document sets out the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE's) proposals for establishing workplace exposure limits for the substances listed in the 4th Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) Directive 2017/164/EU, in order to implement it in Great Britain.
Closed 10 Nov 2017 02 Feb 2018
CD285 Consultation on proposals to amended Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012)
Briefly the changes are to: 1) change the frequency of medical examinations from 2-yearly to 3-yearly to streamline the medical surveillance requirements of the legislation 2) amend the Approved Code of Practice Managing and working with asbestos (L143) to reflect the proposed change to the legislation 3) amend the guidance in other parts of L143 to achieve some of the further recommendations of the PIR
Closed 02 Oct 2017 30 Oct 2017
CD284 - Consultation on revised process for considering disputes under Fee For Intervention (FFI)
HSE is consulting on a revised and fully independent process for considering disputes in relation to FFI. We are consulting on the details of how the process should operate. In particular, we recognise the need to ensure that the process is accessible to all types and sizes of business and is proportionate to the issues involved and amount of the fees.
Closed 21 Apr 2017 02 Jun 2017
CD282 - Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2013/59/EURATOM
Laying down of basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation
Closed 06 Feb 2017 02 Apr 2017
CD280 - Consultation on amendments to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR)
HSE is consulting on changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (GSIUR). The consultation starts on 7 November 2016 and finishes on 27 January 2017.
Closed 07 Nov 2016 27 Jan 2017
Consultation on the introduction of the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 2017
This consultation invites further views on HSE's subsequent amendments to the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984 following an initial consultation. The proposed changes give effect to the amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972 and introduce changes to the Safety Approval Plate and additional safety tests. The proposed new regulations will be known as Freight Containers (Safety Convention) (Amended)Regulations 2016
Closed 17 Oct 2016 14 Nov 2016
Consultation on the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
This consultation invites views on HSE's proposals to amend the Freight Containers (Safety Convention) Regulations 1984. The proposed changes give effect to the amendments made to the International Convention for Safe Containers 1972 and introduce changes to the Safety Approval Plate and additional safety tests. The proposed new regulations will be known as Freight Containers (Safety Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.
Closed 18 Jan 2016 26 Feb 2016
Proposals on the review of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas regulations 1987 (DSHAR), Approved Code of Practice (COP 18) and guidance HSE(R)27
HSE is consulting on proposals to replace the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) with new shorter and up to date regulations. The consultation also seeks views on a new shorter Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to support the regulations.
Closed 28 Oct 2015 23 Dec 2015
Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents - electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This consultation relates to implementation of Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This is often referred to as the EMF Directive. HSE is proposing to introduce the 'Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016' to transpose the requirements of this Directive not already covered by existing legislation. The consultation seeks views on: the proposed transposition approach and regulations; the draft EMF guidance produced to support the new regulations; and views on the initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes.
Closed 20 Oct 2015 03 Dec 2015
Consultation on Draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP): Safe use of lifting equipment L113
This Consultative Document seeks your views on the revised version of the Approved Code of Practice relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, designed to update the document particularly clarifying which equipment is subject to the provisions of the regulations and the role of the competent person.
Closed 20 Aug 2014 14 Oct 2014
Consultation on Draft Approved Code of Practice L122 Safety of Pressure Systems
This consultation document seeks views on the revised Approved Code of Practice to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000- L122 (PSSR ACOP).
Closed 01 Sep 2014 13 Oct 2014
Consultation on Draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP): Safe work in confined spaces: Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 (L101)
This Consultative Document seeks your views on the revision of the Approved Code of Practice relating to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, designed to update the document and clarify the definition of what a confined space is and how to recognise one.
Closed 20 Aug 2014 30 Sep 2014
CD272 Consultation on implementation of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil & gas operations & amending Directive 2004/35/EC, & on the review of offshore Approved Codes of Practice & the updating of onshore UK oil & gas safety technologies
This consultation document (CD) seeks your views on the UK's proposed approach to implement the offshore safety Directive, and includes proposals on amendments to existing legislation, new requirements, new administrative procedures, and the establishment of an offshore competent authority.
Closed 28 Jul 2014 24 Sep 2014
Proposals to exempt self-employed persons from section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, except those undertaking activities on a prescribed list.
This consultative document seeks views on the clarity of the proposed definitions relied upon in the draft regulations, 'The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (General duties of Self-Employed Persons) (Prescribed Undertakings) Regulations 2015' (date tbc).
Closed 07 Jul 2014 31 Aug 2014
Consultation on draft revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002, L133 - unloading petrol from road tankers
This consultation seeks views on HSE's proposed revisions to the DSEAR approved code of practice (ACOP) for unloading petrol from road tankers (L133).
Closed 11 Jun 2014 22 Jul 2014
Consultation on draft COMAH Regulations 2015 to implement the Seveso III Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC
This Consultative Document invites views on new regulations, titled 'The Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015' to implement all but the land use planning aspects and Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances. It also seeks comments on the new public information requirements and the initial assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed changes.
Closed 02 May 2014 27 Jun 2014
Consultation on replacement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
This consultation seeks views on HSE's proposal to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) and withdraw the Approved Code of Practice. In line with an evaluation of CDM 2007 and a recommendation in Professor Löfstedt's report Reclaiming health and safety for all: an independent review of health and safety legislation, the proposed revision is intended to aid clarity and reduce bureaucracy. The ACoP would be replaced with a suite of tailored guidance aimed at particular sectors, in particular smaller projects. Two thirds or more of fatal injuries in construction occur on small sites.
Closed 31 Mar 2013 06 Jun 2014
Consultation on the Proposal for New Regulations on Health and Safety in Mines
This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce new Regulations covering health and safety in mines. These would replace all existing mines legislation and include specific duties on mine operators to manage major hazards inherent to mining. The Approved Codes of Practice supporting existing law would be replaced by a single new guidance document. This review is one of the Löfstedt sector specific consolidations.
Closed 07 Apr 2014 01 Jun 2014
CD268 Consultation on Draft Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs): Provision and Use of Work Equipment (L22), Safe Use of Power Presses (L112), Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery (L114)
This Consultative Document seeks views on HSE's proposed revisions to the PUWER regulations approved code of practice (ACOP) and two associated ACOPs namely: Safe Use of Power Presses and Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery. The consultation begins on 31 March 2014 and will end on 23 May 2014.
Closed 31 Mar 2014 23 May 2014
Consultation on proposals for the Consolidation of Petroleum Legislation
This consultation seeks views on HSE's proposals to consolidate and modernise the petroleum legislative framework in GB. The consolidation is intended to update legislative provisions and make them simpler to understand. The consolidation is part of the sector specific consolidations recommended by Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation "Reclaiming health and safety for all" which are to be delivered by the end of 2014.
Closed 13 Dec 2013 07 Feb 2014
Consultation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH): Dichloromethane Paint-Strippers
This consultative document seeks views on HSE's proposals to to amend the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/2852) to allow the supply to and use by professionals of paint strippers containing dichloromethane.
Closed 04 Nov 2013 03 Jan 2014
Consultation on proposal to consolidate the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 and the three amending Regulations of 2002, 2005 and 2010
This consultative document seeks views on HSE's proposals to introduce a new set of regulations, provisionally titled 'The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2014', which consolidates 'The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000' and its three amending regulations made in 2002, 2005 and 2010.
Closed 28 Oct 2013 20 Dec 2013
Consultation on Draft Regulations to implement Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending Council Directive 96/82/EC Closed 05 Sep 2013 18 Oct 2013
Consultation on draft revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) Managing and Working with Asbestos
This consultative document seeks views on HSE's proposed consolidated version of the Approved Code of Practice (L143) - Work with materials containing asbestos Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 incorporating the Approved Code of Practice (L127) - The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) has been revised in response to Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation 'Reclaiming health and safety for all'. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations.
Closed 08 Jul 2013 30 Sep 2013
Consultation on proposal to consolidate and modernise explosives legislation.
This consultation seeks views on HSE's proposals to consolidate and modernise the explosives legislative framework in GB. The new regulatory structures will, where practicable, simplify the current legislative arrangements for explosives making the requirements easier to understand. As part of this work, HSE is also seeking views on the proposal to withdraw the Approved code of practice to the Manufacture and storage of Explosives Regulations 2005 (MSER).
Closed 30 Jul 2013 24 Sep 2013
Consultation on proposals to consolidate and modernise the legislative controls for Acetylene
This consultation seeks views on HSE's proposal to consolidate and modernise the Acetylene legislative framework in GB. The consolidation will update the current legislative arrangements for acetylene making them easier to understand. HSE is also reviewing the supporting guidance and seeks views on the information currently available. The review of Acetylene is part of the wider Explosives Legislative Review.
Closed 30 Jul 2013 24 Sep 2013
Consultation on Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L5 - "The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health". The ACOP has been revised in response to Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation 'Reclaiming health and safety for all'. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations.
Closed 03 Jun 2013 23 Aug 2013
Consultation on draft revised Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) Legionnaires' disease: The control of legionella bacteria in water systems
This Consultative Document (CD258) sets out proposals from HSE to publish an updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Legionnaire's disease: 'The control of legionella bacteria in water systems'.
Closed 03 Jun 2013 23 Aug 2013
Consultation on draft revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR)
This consultative document seeks views on HSE's proposed consolidated version of the following parts of the Approved Code of Practice on the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR). L134 - Design of plant, equipment and workplaces; L135 - Storage of dangerous substances; L136 - Control and mitigation measures; L137 - Safe maintenance, repair and cleaning procedures; L138 - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres.
Closed 03 Jun 2013 23 Aug 2013
The revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24: Workplace health, safety and welfare
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L24 - "Workplace health, safety and welfare". The ACOP has been revised in response to Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation 'Reclaiming health and safety for all'. The consultation aims to establish if the changes make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations.
Closed 07 May 2013 30 Jul 2013
CD252 - Consultation on proposals for a revised Approved Code of Practice on safe installation of gas systems and appliances (L56)
This consultative document invites views on the revised Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L56 - "Safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances". The revised ACOP and guidance has been prepared by HSE in consultation with representatives from across the gas industry. The ACOP has been revised in response to Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation 'Reclaiming health and safety for all'.
Closed 07 May 2013 30 Jul 2013
Consultation on proposals to remove twelve legislative measures
This consultative document seeks views on the Health and Safety Executive's proposals to remove twelve legislative measures (two Acts and ten Regulations) which HSE believes are either redundant or have been overtaken by more up to date legislation.
Closed 17 Jun 2013 12 Jul 2013
Consultation on proposals for an Approved Code of Practice on Safety in Ports
This Consultative Document sets out proposals from HSE to to publish an Approved Code of Practice on Safety in Ports which gives advice on the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and replaces the existing Approved Code of Practice on Safety in Docks (COP25).
Closed 09 Apr 2013 22 May 2013
A consultation on proposed new guidance on the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 (as amended)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consulted late last year on proposals to amend the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (the 1981 Regulations). This was in response to Professor Ragnor Lofstedt's recommendation in his review of health and safety legislation Reclaiming health and safety for all: an independent review of health and safety legislation to remove the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This consultation seeks views on the content of revised guidance to help duty holders decide on appropriate arrangements for the provision of first aid at the business.
Closed 25 Mar 2013 03 May 2013
Public consultation on the draft for a National Local Authority Enforcement Code - Health and Safety at Work, England, Scotland and Wales
This consultation seeks views on the draft National Local Authority Enforcement Code (the Code). The Code has been developed in response to the Professor Ragnar Löfstedt report "Reclaiming health & safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation" commissioned by the Minister for Employment which recommended that HSE be given a stronger role in directing LAs health & safety inspection and enforcement activity.
Closed 21 Dec 2012 01 Mar 2013
Consultation on regulatory measures to support EU chemicals legislation and proposals on reducing seven existing sets of domestic regulations into one statutory instrument (7 into 1 package)
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and, in relation to the EU Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation HSE Northern Ireland (HSE NI), are seeking views on regulatory proposals for measures supporting three directly applicable EU chemicals Regulations on: Biocidal Products; Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals (commonly known as the PIC Regulation); and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures.
Closed 20 Dec 2012 31 Jan 2013
A consultation on the proposed removal of the requirement for the Health and Safety Executive to approve first aid training and qualifications, a review of the Approved Code of Practice and the content of associated guidance
This consultation seeks views on the recommendation in Professor Löfstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation", relating to the regulation of first-aid at work. This includes removal of HSE approval of first aid training and qualifications, reviewing the existing Approved Code of Practice, and the content of future guidance.
Closed 22 Oct 2012 03 Dec 2012
Consultation on proposed regulations to implement Council Directive 2010/32/EU on preventing sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector
This consultation seeks views on the Health & Safety Executive's (HSE) proposals to introduce new regulations to protect healthcare workers against the risk of injury from sharp medical instruments. The regulations are provisionally titled The Health & Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013.
Closed 08 Aug 2012 08 Nov 2012
Proposals to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others
This consultation sets out the proposals the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified to give effect to the recommendation in Professor Löfstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation", to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others
Closed 02 Aug 2012 28 Oct 2012
Proposals to revise the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (as amended) (RIDDOR '95)
This consultation sets out the proposals the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has identified to give effect to the recommendation in Professor Löfstedt's report "Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation", to exempt from health and safety law those self-employed whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others
Closed 02 Aug 2012 28 Oct 2012
Consultation on proposals to review HSE's Approved Codes of Practice
This consultation sets out HSE's proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) as recommended by Professor Löfstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation 'Reclaiming health and safety for all'. It seeks views on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of 15 ACOPs which are to be delivered by end-2013 and on proposals for minor revisions, or no changes, to a further 15 ACOPs which are to be delivered by 2014. These include a proposal to withdraw the ACOP for the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and replace it with a suite of more specific, updated guidance by 2013. It also seeks views on a proposal to limit all ACOP documents to a maximum length of 32 pages, other than in exceptional circumstances.
Closed 25 Jun 2012 14 Sep 2012
Proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures
This consultative document seeks views on HSE's proposals to remove fourteen legislative measures covering Celluloid and Cinematograph Film, Construction Head Protection, Notification of Conventional Tower Cranes, Notification of Installations Handling Hazardous Substances, Gasholders (Record of Examinations) Order, Docks, Shipbuilding and Ship-repairing and Metrication.
Closed 03 Apr 2012 04 Jul 2012
Consultation to replace the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001, with a new 2013 Application outside Great Britain Order
This consultation seeks views on the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) proposals to replace the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2001 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) (Variation) Order 2011 with a new Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2013.
Closed 11 Apr 2012 04 Jul 2012
Proposals to revoke seven Statutory Instruments
This consultative document seeks views on the Health and Safety Executive's proposals to revoke six Regulations and one Order that have been identified as being redundant or that have been overtaken by more up-to-date Regulations.
Closed 23 Jan 2012 12 Mar 2012
Public consultation on the ONR's interpretation of 'bulk quantities' of radioactive matter
This consultation outlines ONR's proposed approach to the definition of 'bulk quantities' of radioactive matter. The nuclear site licensing regime currently applies to a set of defined activities, which include the storage of bulk quantities of radioactive matter. However, there is no clear definition of what constitutes bulk quantities of radioactive matter, storage of which would need to be licensed.
Closed 19 Sep 2011 12 Dec 2011
Proposals on Revised Control of Asbestos Regulations
This consultation sets out HSE's proposals to introduce revised Control of Asbestos Regulations to implement the changes required to comply with the European Commission's reasoned opinion on the UK Government's transposition of Directive 83/477/EEC as amended by 2003/18/EC on the protection of workers from the risks of exposure to asbestos at work.
Closed 05 Sep 2011 04 Nov 2011
HSE proposal for extending cost recovery
This consultation sets out the HSE proposal to revise the Fees Regulations to reinstate existing fees and to extend the range of activities for which HSE recovers costs.
Closed 22 Jul 2011 14 Oct 2011
Consultation on a proposed replacement for the licensing regime for adventure activities established under the Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995 in England
This Consultation Document sets out proposals for replacement arrangements for adventure activities following the planned abolition of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.
Closed 29 Jun 2011 21 Sep 2011
Proposals to implement the third list of indicative occupational exposure limit values (Commission directive 2009/161/EU)
This consultation seeks comments on the HSE's proposals to introduce new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) in order to implement the European Commission's 3rd List of Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (Directive 2009/161/EU).
Closed 02 Jun 2011 04 Aug 2011
Proposed amendment to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
This consultation sets out the amendment to regulation 3(2) of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) proposed by Lord Young in his report "Common Sense, Common Safety". If adopted, the period of incapacitation after which an injury to a person at work must be reported to the enforcing authority, will change from over three to over seven days. It seeks views on the proposal itself and on the impacts that it would have if it became law.
Closed 31 Jan 2011 09 May 2011
Charity shop risk assessment consultation
This consultation introduces HSE's latest online risk assessment tool, for low-risk charity shops. The consultation seeks comments on the usability of the tool and how it compares with HSE's other risk assessment guidance.
Closed 23 Dec 2010 16 Mar 2011
Shop risk assessment consultation
This consultation seeks comments from people who have tried HSE's demonstration of an online risk assessment tool for small low-risk shops. It seeks views on the usability of the tool and how it compares to HSE's other risk assessment guidance.
Closed 15 Dec 2010 08 Mar 2011
Office risk assessment consultation
This tool is designed to help those working in office-based environments complete their risk assessment quickly and easily. It guides you through the main office-based hazards and helps you decide how to reduce or prevent them.
Closed 15 Oct 2010 07 Jan 2011
Proposals for amendment of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000
"This Consultative Document sets out proposals from HSE to amend the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000 No. 2831). The amendments are needed because of differences between the Regulations and Directive 2009/41/EC on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms.
Closed 31 Mar 2010 31 May 2010
Consultation on the implementation of European pesticides legislation
This consultation is being carried out by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of HSE on behalf of Defra. It concerns the approach to be taken in implementing a Directive on the Sustainable use of Pesticides (Directive 2009/128/EC) and two provisions in a Regulation on Plant Protection Product Authorisations (Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009) which may need to be implemented by domestic legislation. It also seeks views on the case for developing new charging arrangements using powers in the European legislation on pesticides.
Closed 09 Feb 2010 04 May 2010
Revision of the Quarries Regulations 1999 Approved Code of Practice
This consultation document sets out the proposals to amend HSE's publication "Quarries Regulations 1999 Approved Code of Practice" (the ACOP). In addition to the Quarries Regulations 1999, the ACOP refers to other legislation that covers those people in Britain working in the quarrying industry.
Closed 01 Feb 2010 30 Apr 2010
Consultation on the Legislative Reform Order to amend the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974)
This consultation seeks comments on the proposed Legislative Reform Order that will allow HSE to make regulations for the protection of animal health under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Closed 01 Feb 2010 28 Mar 2010
Consultation on Amendments to the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 and the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations
The Pipelines Safety Regulations (PSR) 1996 provide for the management of pipeline safety and apply to all pipelines in UK territorial waters and on the UK Continental Shelf. This consultation seeks comments on the proposed amendments to PSR and the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations.
Closed 07 Dec 2009 01 Mar 2010
Proposals for new Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations implementing the Physical Agents (Artificial Optical Radiation) Directive (2006/25/EC)
The consultation seeks comments on the draft new regulations entitled 'Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations 2010'.
Closed 09 Nov 2009 05 Feb 2010
Consultation on removing the requirement for a docks form
HSE seeks comments on a proposal to remove the requirement in Regulation 8(2)(f) of the Docks Regulations 1988 for a certificate confirming the safety of a vessel used to transport a person at work in dock operations to or from any working place in docks premises (excluding such vessels as tugs and pilot boats).
Closed 12 Oct 2009 22 Jan 2010
HSE proposals for simple amendments to the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001
This consultation letter seeks comments on proposed amendments to the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001. The amendments will allow biocidal products containing active substances that were on the market in the EU on 14 May 2000 to remain on the market for a further four years beyond 14 May 2010 while the European Commission completes its ongoing reviews of the active substances in those products.
Closed 01 Sep 2009 23 Nov 2009
Preliminary consultation into the recommendations of the Gill Report on the 2004 ICL Plastics explosion
The Gill Report proposes a new safety regime for the use of LPG in industrial and commercial premises. HSE invites your initial views on the principles within the recommendations.
Closed 27 Aug 2009 19 Nov 2009
Consultation on legislation to transpose the directive on the identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses
The proposed Regulations, for both GB and NI, require that explosives for civil uses manufactured or imported into the European Community are uniquely identified and can be traced from the production site through to their final use. This is with a view to preventing misuse and theft, and assisting authorities in tracing the origin of lost or stolen explosives.
Closed 01 Sep 2009 02 Nov 2009
Proposals for new regulations requiring the notification of tower cranes operating on construction sites
The proposed regulations will require employers who use 'conventional' tower cranes (ie. tower cranes that are assembled on site; the type involved in high profile incidents) on construction sites to notify certain information about the cranes to HSE. HSE will make this information available in a national register. The register would form part of a package of measures which involves HSE and the construction industry continuing to work closely to address issues around tower cranes such as improving the competence of installers and operators and improving design.
Closed 13 Jul 2009 16 Oct 2009
Proposal for a European Regulation concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products.
The proposed European Regulation retains the concept of assessing active substances at EU level for inclusion in a positive list and then authorising biocidal products for the market but it aims to improve and update certain elements of the system. Amongst the key changes proposed are: extending the scope of the regulatory regime to cover treated materials containing biocides; adopting a centralised Community product authorisation scheme for some products; requiring mandatory data-sharing of vertebrate animal test data; reducing the burden of data requirements; and harmonising the fee structure across Member States (but not the fees themselves).
Closed 27 Jul 2009 05 Oct 2009
Proposals for the Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 - CHIP 4
This document seeks comments on the proposed Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 - to be known as CHIP 4
Closed 19 Dec 2008 13 Feb 2009
Removing forms and record keeping requirements
This consultation covered proposals to remove several legislative form filling requirements that apply to most businesses operating from a factory, office or shop in Great Britain. The requirements covered relate to premises notification and the 'general register'.
Complete 07 Aug 2008 14 Nov 2008
Proposals for amendments to the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations 1989
This Consultative Document sets out proposals for amending the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) 1989. These regulations require employers to provide information to their employees relating to health, safety and welfare at work, generally by display of a poster or alternatively by giving out leaflets. The proposed amendments would allow HSE to approve and publish new posters and leaflets which do not require the addition of updating of information by businesses displaying them, so reducing an unproductive burden, whilst maintaining or improving employees' access to useful information. The proposed amendments would also permit employers to continue to display their existing posters or give out existing leaflets, provided they are readable and provide up-to-date information on contacting the enforcing authority and EMAS.
Complete 19 May 2008 11 Aug 2008
Proposals for new amending Regulations about the Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Chemicals: CHIP 3.2
The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP) need to be amended. This is necessary because Great Britain (GB) must implement into domestic legislation the 2nd Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the European Community's (EC's) Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC). The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will also use this opportunity to correct a few minor editorial errors and to clarify some requirements. These additional editorial amendments do not alter the existing requirements of CHIP2. This Consultative Document explains the proposals and seeks views on the amending regulations proposed by the Health and Safety Executive
Closed 14 Apr 2008 04 Jul 2008
Proposals to amend regulations on explosives; to revoke obsolete local mining regulations; and to correct an omission in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
A consultative document proposing amendments to explosives legislation intended to reduce paperwork for the police and holders of explosives certificate; and to address issues in the Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations that have come to light since the regulations came into force in 2005. The proposals also include the revocation of 224 sets of obsolete local mining regulations and a minor amendment to correct an omission in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Consultation ends 1 February 2008.
Closed 12 Nov 2007 01 Feb 2008
EC regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures based on the GHS
This consultation seeks comments on the Regulation proposed by the European Commission (EC) to adopt the United Nations' Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals - commonly referred to as 'GHS'.
Closed 14 Aug 2007 02 Nov 2007
Proposals for revised policies to address societal risk around onshore non-nuclear major hazard installations
This consultative document seeks views on a government proposal that information on 'societal risk' should be taken into account when assessing safety measures at onshore major hazard installations and for informing decisions on the use of land for development in areas round such sites.
Closed 02 Apr 2007 02 Jul 2007
Proposals for revised policies for HSE advice on development control around large-scale petrol storage sites Closed 27 Feb 2007 22 May 2007
Managing workplace transport risk - a route map
New set of Management Standards relating to use of all forms of vehicular transport in a work environment.
Closed 05 Jun 2006 22 Sep 2006
Construction Regulations (CDM / CHSW) revision
HSE is revising the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) regulations and the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) (CHSW) regulations.
Closed 03 Aug 2005 31 Aug 2005

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