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UK ACOPs p3

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List of some UK Approved Codes of Practice for Health and Safety cont... Page 3


 

L80 A guide to the Gas Safety

ACOP L80 A guide to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 Guidance on Regulations

 

This publication provides advice, information and guidance which should be followed to ensure compliance with the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996. It is aimed at dutyholders including, providers, transporters, installers, managers and perhaps some consumers. It also gives guidance to dutyholders on how they will need to co-operate with those who have to prepare safety cases.

 

The Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996 (GSMR) apply to the conveyance of natural gas (methane) through pipes to domestic and other consumers and cover four main areas:

 

(a) the safe management of gas flow through a network, particularly those parts supplying domestic consumers, and a duty to minimise the risk of a gas supply emergency;

(b) arrangements for dealing with supply emergencies;

(c) arrangements for dealing with reported gas escapes and gas incidents;

(d) gas composition.

 

L82 A Guide to the Pipelines Safety

ACOP L82 A Guide to the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996

 

This booklet gives guidance on the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996 which complement a number of other onshore and offshore regulations.

 

The Regulations apply to all pipelines in Great Britain and to all pipelines in territorial waters of the UK Continental Shelf, with a few exceptions that are also highlighted in the booklet.

 

It is aimed at helping operators and others involved with pipeline activities, or those who may be affected by the Regulations, what the Regulations require.

 

ACOP L84 A guide to the well aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc) Regulations 1996. Guidance on Regulations

 

This second edition of L84 is a minor revision, which takes into account changes to the regulations and the guidance since the first edition. The guide is for people affected by the well aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc) Regulations 1996. It offers a simple explanation of the main provisions of the Regulations to help well operators, installation operators, installation owners, employers, managers, safety representatives, safety committee members and others involved with offshore activities.

 

This publication was prepared following widespread consultation with representatives of the Confederation of British Industry and industry associations representing offshore operators and contractors, the Trades Union Congress and offshore unions, other interested organisations, and government departments.

 

L85 A guide to the integrity, workplace environment and miscellaneous aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells

ACOP L85 A guide to the integrity, workplace environment and miscellaneous aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc.) Regulations 1996

 

This document provides guidance on the aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc) Regulations 1996 which deal with the workplace environment offshore, the integrity of offshore installations and other miscellaneous matters. Dealing with:

 

(a) interpretation and general matters;

(b) the integrity of offshore installations;

(c) the workplace environment offshore; and

(d) miscellaneous aspects, including defence, certificates of exemption and transitional provisions.

 

L101 Safe work in confined spaces

ACOP L101 Safe work in confined spaces

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance is for those who work or control work in confined spaces.

 

It explains the definition of a confined space in the Regulations and gives examples. It will help you assess the risk of working within a particular confined space and put precautions in place for work to be carried out safely.

 

This edition brings the ACOP up to date with regulatory and other changes. The guidance has been simplified to make the understanding and use of the document easier, particularly with clarifying the definition of a confined space.

 

Other changes include a flowchart to help in the decision-making process, additional examples including new workplace risks (such as specifically created hypoxic environments, fire suppression systems etc), and amendments relating to the need to check, examine and test equipment. 

 

L103 Commercial diving projects offshore

ACOP L103 Commercial diving projects offshore

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

 

This ACOP applies to all diving projects:

 

at sea outside the UK territorial waters adjacent to Great Britain (generally 12 nautical miles from the low water line) which are covered by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 2013. This will include all diving operations in UK designated areas of the continental shelf undertaken in connection with offshore installations, energy structures, eg wind farms, emerging energy technologies, wells and pipeline works, and with those parts of mines which extend outside the 12-mile limit;

at sea off or in connection with pipelines and structures used by the oil and gas industry within the 12-mile limit;

where closed bell or saturation diving techniques are used (both offshore and inshore);

where diving takes place from vessels maintaining station by the use of dynamic positioning;

for all dives below 50 metres except for those covered by the Media, Recreational or Scientific and Archaeological ACOPs.

 

L104 Commercial diving projects inland / inshore

ACOP L104 Commercial diving projects inland / inshore

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

 

It applies to all diving projects conducted in support of civil engineering or marine-related projects and fish farming:

 

inshore within United Kingdom territorial waters adjacent to Great Britain (generally 12 nautical miles from the low water line);

inland in Great Britain including in docks, harbours, rivers, culverts, canals, lakes, ponds and reservoirs;

in tanks or swimming pools. 
 

L105 Recreational diving projects

ACOP L105 Recreational diving projects

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

 

It applies to all recreational diving projects within the 12-mile limit of territorial waters adjacent to Great Britain.

 

The document covers both the instruction and guiding of people diving for recreational purposes where at least one person taking part is at work, for example as an instructor. It also covers recreational journalists undertaking commissions and producing articles, including stills photography, for the recreational diving press only.

 

It does not cover recreational diving activities, including instruction or guiding of recreational divers, where no one is at work.

L106 Media diving projects

ACOP L106 Media diving projects

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997.

 

It applies to all media divers and diving projects within the United Kingdom waters adjacent to Great Britain (generally 12 nautical miles from the low water line).

 

The term ‘media diver’ includes:

 

stunt people;

journalists;

presenters;

photographers;

          camera operators and sound and lighting technicians;

          the unit crew required to dive in support of underwater media work
 

L107 Scientific and archaeological diving projects

ACOP L107 Scientific and archaeological diving projects

 

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice and sets out what you have to do to comply with the requirements of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (the Diving Regulations).

 

It applies to divers who are engaged in scientific and archaeological diving projects within the United Kingdom waters adjacent to Great Britain (generally 12 nautical miles from the low water line).

 

This includes all diving projects undertaken in support of scientific research or scientific education.In order for a diving project to fall within the Diving Regulations, there must be at least one diver participating in it who is ‘at work’.

 

This means that at least one person must be diving as an employee or a self-employed person.It does not cover the recovery of items for salvage and then sale or personal use. This is covered by the Inland/inshore ACOP (L104).  

 

Note on ACOPs from the HSE

 

HSE guidance legal status

 

This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidance is not compulsory, unless specifically stated, and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance.

 

Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) legal status

 

Each ACOP is approved by the Health and Safety Executive, with the consent of the Secretary of State. It gives practical advice on how to comply with the law. If you follow the advice you will be doing enough to comply with the law in respect of those specific matters on which the Code gives advice. You may use alternative methods to those set out in the Code in order to comply with the law.

 

However, the Code has a special legal status. If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the Code, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a Court will find you at fault.


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