HSE is consulting on new content for two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). These are L24 “Workplace health, safety and welfare regulations” and L56 “Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances”. The revision is meant to help employers understand and meet their obligations, and to reduce over-compliance.
There are no changes to legal responsibilities. Consultation runs to 30 July, and the two documents (66 and 97 pages respectively) can be found at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/consult/live.htm
Subject to the outcome of the consultation process and granting of Ministerial approval, the revised ACOPs are due to take effect in late 2013.