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CD241 - Contents of consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs

HSE has conducted an initial review of 32 of its 52 ACOPs. The remaining 20 ACOPs have not been reviewed at this time as they are associated with ongoing sector specific consolidations or other regulatory amendments and will be reviewed in the course of the delivery of those processes.

Section 1 – Proposals to revise, consolidate or withdraw ACOPs - to be delivered by end-2013

The initial review identified 15 ACOPs that HSE proposes to revise, consolidate or withdraw in accordance with Professor Löfstedt’s recommendation. If agreed these proposals will be taken forward by the review for delivery by end-2013. The ACOPs covered by these proposals are as follows:

Section 1.1 – Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres

L134 – Design of plant, equipment and workplaces - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
L135 – Storage of dangerous substances - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
L136 – Control and mitigation measures - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
L137 – Safe maintenance, repair and cleaning procedures - Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
L138 – Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002

Section 1.2 – Legionella

L8 – Legionnaires’ disease

Section 1.3 – Asbestos

L127 – The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises
L143 – Work with materials containing asbestos

Section 1.4 – Gas safety

L56 – Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances
COP20 – Standards of training in safe gas installation

Section 1.5 – Hazardous substances

L5 – The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance

Section 1.6 – Workplaces

L24 – Workplace health, safety and welfare

Section 1.7 – Management of health and safety

L21 – Management of health and safety at work

Section 1.8 – Agriculture

L116 – Preventing accidents to children in agriculture

You can read and comment on these proposals by viewing the consultation document here.

Section 2 – Proposals to make minor revisions or no changes - to be delivered by end-2014

The initial review identified 15 ACOPs where HSE proposes to make minor revisions or no changes. Subject to the outcome of the consultation, these changes will be taken forward separately to the review for delivery by end-2014. The ACOPs covered by these proposals are the following:

Diving

L103 – Commercial diving projects offshore
L104 – Commercial diving projects inland/inshore
L105 – Recreational diving projects
L106 – Media diving projects
L107 – Scientific and archaeological diving projects

Work equipment

L22 – Safe use of work equipment
L112 – Safe use of power presses
L114 – Safe use of woodworking machinery

Lifting equipment

L113 – Safe use of lifting equipment

Confined spaces

L101 – Safe work in confined spaces

Pressure systems

L122 – Safety of pressure systems

Hazardous substances

L60 – Control of substances hazardous to health in the production of pottery
L132 - Control of lead at work

Quarries

L118 – Health and safety at quarries

Worker involvement

L146 – Consulting workers on health and safety

You can read and comment on these proposals by viewing the consultation document here.

Annex 1 – ACOPs to be revised or withdrawn

Two ACOPs were identified for revision or withdrawal without consultation, either because changes had been consulted on prior to the Löfstedt review or because the legal provisions with respect to which the ACOP was approved have been revoked. The ACOPs concerned are the following:

Lift trucks

L117 – Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training

Chemical manufacturing

L130 – The compilation of safety data sheets

You can read more about what HSE is doing with these ACOPs by viewing annex 1 of the consultation document.

Annex 2 – ACOPs not reviewed due to ongoing sector specific consolidations of legislation or other regulatory amendments

20 ACOPs have not been reviewed at this time as they are associated with ongoing sector specific consolidations or other regulatory amendments and will be reviewed in the course of the delivery of those processes.  The ACOPs concerned are as follows:

Construction

L144 - Managing health and safety in construction

Docks

COP25 - Safety in docks

Mining

L43 - First aid at mines
L128 - The use of electricity in mines
COP28 - Safety of exit from mines underground workings
L42 - Shafts and winding in mines
L45 - Explosives at coal and other safety-lamp mines
L46 - The prevention of inrushes in mines
L71 - Escape and rescue from mines
L119 - The control of ground movement in mines
L145 - Control of inhalable dust in coal mines
L44 - The management and administration of safety and health in mines

Explosives

L139 - Manufacture of storage of explosives

Offshore

L65 - Prevention of fire and explosion and emergency response on offshore installations
L123 - Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works

Flammable substances

L133 - Unloading petrol from road tankers

Radiation

L121 - Work with ionising radiation

First Aid

L74 - First aid at work

You can read more about what HSE will be doing to review these ACOPs by viewing annex 2 of the consultation document.

Updated 2015-06-09