Consultation Document on the Review of Approved Codes of Practice
HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACoPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. Professor Löfstedt concluded that Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) should be simplified to make it easier for employers to understand and meet their legal obligations and so reduce the risks of over-compliance. “Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety legislation” was published in November 2011 and can be found at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/lofstedt-report.pdf. The Government accepted this recommendation and committed HSE to reviewing all of its ACoPs. The Government’s response is at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/lofstedt-report-response.pdf.
Following the initial phase of the review, proposals for 30 ACoPs were published on Monday 25 June 2012. The Consultation Document, together with details of the arrangements for the consultation exercise can be found on the HSE website.
Consultation ends 14 September 2012.
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