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.