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Management of health and safety at work

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Approved Code of Practice (ACOP – L21) has been withdrawn and is no longer available. If you are looking for information on how to manage risks in your business, HSE has a suite of guidance that will be able to help. Each level of guidance on HSE’s website offers appropriately targeted information, focussed on making compliance as straightforward as possible.

If you need basic information or are getting started in managing for health and safety, then the best place to look is Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business.

Guidance on controlling risks from specific topics can be found in The health and safety toolbox: How to control risks at work.

A revised and enhanced online version of 'Managing for Health and Safety' (also known as HSG65) is now available. The guidance is divided into four sections:

The first two sections of Managing for Health and Safety are targeted at leaders, owners, trustees and line-managers, whilst the third part will be particularly useful to those who need to put in place or oversee their organisations arrangements for health and safety. It will also be of value to workers and their representatives.


Review of ACOPs

HSE consulted on proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

Details of the outcome

Updated: 2013-07-30