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29 June 2012
IOSH is calling on members to make their
views known on the Health and Safety Executive’s new proposals to
update and improve its portfolio of Approved Codes of Practice
The update was recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt last
year in the report of his independent, Government-commissioned
review of health and safety legislation, ‘Reclaiming health and
safety for all’.
Richard Jones, IOSH head of policy and public
affairs, said: “Approved Codes of Practice have a unique place in
Britain’s health and safety system and play a key role in providing
guidance. Any changes to them are of great importance to
stakeholders and it’s vital that the voice of the health and safety
profession is heard.”
IOSH would like members’ comments on proposals to revise,
consolidate or withdraw by the end of 2013, some 15 ACoPs. 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.
The Institution would like your opinions on proposals for
revisions, or for no changes, to a further 15 ACoPs which are to be
delivered by 2014.
And we would welcome your views on the proposal to limit ACoP
documents to a maximum 32 pages, other than in exceptional
circumstances, and on the HSE’s information about the impact of the
changes to the codes of practice.
The HSE is not seeking views on any of the regulations that the
ACoPs relate to.
Details of the document, Consultation on proposals to review
HSE’s Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) – CD241, can be found
here and you can send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10