Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs)

01 Dec 2012

The HSE is proposing to review its ACOPs as recommended by Professor Lofstedt's independent review of health and safety legislation.  ACOPs explain the law and enable the control of more complex risks.  The SWA welcomes the HSE's proposals to simplify and streamline ACOPs but is concerned that the recommendation to limit all ACOP documents to a maximum length of 32 pages could leading to a 'dumbing down' of the guidance.  The focus should be on quality not quantity.