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List of some UK Approved Codes of Practice for Health and Safety cont... Page 4
Approved Codes of Practice
Health and Safety ACOP L108 to ACOP L121
> ACOP L108 Controlling Noise at Work (third edition)
> ACOP L108 Controlling Noise at Work (second edition)
> ACOP L110 A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989
> ACOP L111 A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (as amended)
> ACOP L112 Safe use of power presses
> ACOP L113 The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
> ACOP L114 Safe use of woodworking machinery
> ACOP L116 Preventing accidents to children in agriculture
> ACOP L117 Rider-operated lift trucks operator training (third edition)
> ACOP L117 Rider-operated lift trucks operator training (second edition)
> ACOP L118 Health and safety at quarries
> ACOP L121 The Ionising Radiation Regulations
ACOP L108 Controlling Noise at Work (third edition)
Many people are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful, leading to permanent and incurable hearing damage.
This third edition of L108 is aimed at employers and other dutyholders and includes the Control of Noise at Work Regulations alongside guidance on what they mean, setting out an employer’s legal obligations to control risks to workers’ health and safety from noise.
It also gives detailed advice on assessing risks, practical noise control, how to select and use hearing protection, what to consider when buying and hiring equipment and how to develop health surveillance procedures.
ACOP L108 Controlling Noise at Work (second edition) (withdrawn - archive copy)
This new edition of L108 provides guidance for employers on protecting people from the risks caused by noise at work. As well as setting out the legal obligations of employers under the new Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, it introduces a revised approach to the management and control of noise in the workplace.
The main parts of the book, aimed at employers and their advisers, provide guidance on the assessment and management of noise risks, practical advice on noise control, buying and hiring of quieter tools and machinery, selection and use of hearing protection and the development of health surveillance procedures.
The various appendices set out advice aimed at providers of technical advice and services to the employer, as well as setting out the legal duties on manufacturers and suppliers of noisy machinery.
ACOP L110 A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989
This guidance to the Offshore Regulations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989 is designed to advise people in the offshore industry on what the Regulations require, and what they need to do to comply with them. It’s a simple explanation of the main provisions of the Regulations to assist duty holders, employers, installation managers, safety representatives, safety committee members and all members of the workforce.
ACOP L111 A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (as amended)
This guidance aims to help dutyholders comply with the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015. The purpose of the COMAH Regulations is to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the consequences to people and the environment of any accidents which do occur.
ACOP L112 Safe use of power presses
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (as applied to power presses) - This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is aimed at employers, dutyholders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of power presses, such as managers and supervisors. It gives advice on precautions that can be taken to ensure the safe use of power presses. It contains information on thorough examination and inspection and on reports and the keeping of information.
Power presses are among the most dangerous machines used in industry. Accidents involving power presses are usually caused by trapping between the tools. These accidents often result in amputation or serious injuries which can be life changing. This document contains practical guidance on how to comply with the relevant requirements of PUWER to ensure power presses are operated safely and accidents to operators are avoided.
ACOP L113 The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
This Approved Code of Practice and guidance is for those that work with any lifting equipment provided at work or for the use of people at work, those who employ such people, those that represent them and those who act as a competent person in the examination of lifting equipment.
It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER).
LOLER applies to lifting equipment and builds on the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).
ACOP L114 Safe use of woodworking machinery
This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance is aimed at employers, dutyholders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of woodworking machinery, such as managers and supervisors. It applies to most woodworking machinery, except hand-held tools, and includes tasks involving wood, corkboard, fibreboard and composite materials. It gives practical advice on the safe use of woodworking machinery and covers the provision of information and training, as well as aspects of guarding.
This document gives practical advice on the safe use of woodworking machinery and covers the provision of information and training as well as aspects of guarding. It is not an exhaustive guide on the guarding and safe operation of woodworking machinery, but a practical guide on how the requirements of PUWER should be met. It applies to all sectors and most woodworking machinery except hand-held tools. It applies to machinery that is used for working on wood, cork, fibreboard and material composed wholly or partly of any of these materials.
INDG 440 Supervising for safety in woodworking
This approved Code of Practice (ACOP) provides practical advice and guidance on how to reduce the risk of accidents to children and young people, whether residents or visitors on your farm. It covers situations where accidents are most likely to happen, describes practical steps you can take to prevent such accidents and applies to both employed and non-employed young people.
It is aimed primarily at all adults who work in agriculture, whether employers, employees, contractors or other visiting workers. However, the guidance is also useful for all parents who have a particular responsibility to child safety and to preventing their children straying or trespassing into areas where they may be at risk.
ACOP L117 Rider-operated lift trucks operator training (third edition)
This revised edition of L117 is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. It includes an outline of the main legal requirements relating to lift trucks
Lift trucks are widely used for moving materials and goods, but they are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. The deaths and injuries caused can ruin lives and businesses. Even when an incident does not cause injury, it can still mean costly damage to lift trucks, buildings, fittings and goods.
This publication is aimed at employers and those responsible for the safe operation of lift trucks, as well as those in control of worksites, the self-employed, managers and supervisors. Others involved with lift trucks, such as trade union health and safety representatives and lift-truck trainers, may also find it useful. It does not replace formal training.
ACOP L117 Rider-operated lift trucks operator training (second edition) (withdrawn - archive copy)
This publication contains the regulations, guidance and Approved Code of Practice as they relate to the basic training of operators of ider-operated lift trucks.
It look at basic, specific job and familiarisation training as well as the responsibilities of experienced instructors towards those learning to drive rider-operated lift trucks.
ACOP L118 Health and safety at quarries
This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provide practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the Quarries Regulations 1999.
It is aimed at operators and dutyholders responsible for health and safety in quarries, and those people, including contractors, working in quarries.
The Quarries Regulations 1999 are intended to protect the health and safety of people working at a quarry and others who may be affected by quarrying activities. They apply to both employers and the self-employed. They are also intended to safeguard people not working at the quarry (eg those living, passing or working nearby, or visiting, for example to buy materials).
It is important to remember that a legal duty under one of these Regulations can not be passed on to someone else by means of a contract.
ACOP L121 The Ionising Radiation Regulations
This Approved Code of Practice and guidance will help employers comply with their duties under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, which came into force on 1 January 2018.
The publication is also relevant to employees who work with ionising radiation, radiation protection advisers, radiation protection supervisors, and general health and safety officers. It can also be used by self-employed people who work with ionising radiation and have certain duties under these Regulations, both as an employer and as an employee.
This publication is intended for use by employers, but it is also relevant to employees and contractors who work with ionising radiation, radiation protection advisers and radiation protection supervisors, as well as general health and safety officers. It can also be used by self-employed people who work with ionising radiation and have certain duties under these Regulations both as an employer and as an employee.
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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