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List of some UK Approved Codes of Practice for Health and Safety cont... Page 5


 

L122 Safety of pressure systems

 

L122 Safety of pressure systems

 

L123 Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works

 

L123 Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works

 

 

L126 A guide to the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

 

L132 The Control of Lead at Work

 

L132 The Control of Lead at Work Regulations

 

L133 Unloading petrol from road tankers

 

L133 Unloading petrol from road tankers

 

L138 Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres

 

L138 Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres

 

L140 Hand-arm vibration

 

L140 Hand-arm vibration

 

L141 Whole-body vibration

 

L141 Whole-body vibration

 

L143 The Control of Asbestos

 

L143 The Control of Asbestos Regulations

 

L146 Consulting Workers on Health and Safety

 

L146 Consulting Workers on Health and Safety

 

 

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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