A round-up of recent and proposed changes to UK health and safety legislation and important guidance. Information correct on 1 February 2017.

Approved Codes of Practice – general revision

Revision, consolidation or withdrawal of 15 Approved Codes of Practice by the end of 2013 and minor revisions, or no changes, to 15 others by end of 2014.

During 2013 to early 2015, HSE published a number of revised ACOPs, including those on the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare), COSHH, asbestos, Provision and Use of Work Equipment, Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres, Confined Spaces, Pressure Systems Safety and Diving at Work Regulations. Revised and updated ACOPs have also been published on the control of legionella bacteria and the safe installation and use of gas systems and appliances.

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