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List of some UK Approved Codes of Practice for Health and Safety cont... Page 6


 

L148 Safety in docks

 

L148 Safety in docks.

 

L149 Mines Regulations 2014

 

L149 Mines Regulations 2014. Guidance on Regulations

 

L150 Explosives Regulations 2014

 

L150 Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations Safety provisions

 

L151 Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations Security provisions

 

L151 Explosives Regulations 2014 Guidance on Regulations Security provisions

 

L153 Managing Health and Safety in Construction

 

L153 Managing Health and Safety in Construction

 

L154 Offshore Installations

 

L154 Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 - Guidance on Regulations

 

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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