Consultation on draft Approved Codes

There is a short window of time in which interested parties can express opinions on HSE’s revised draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. Details can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/ consult/condocs/cd270.htm

There are no plans to change the regulations themselves, and the intention is to shorten and simplify existing document L122. The same exercise is being carried out in respect of the safe use of lifting equipment ACOP, where publication L113 supports the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. Again, there are no plans to revise the regulations. See http://www.hse.gov. uk/consult/condocs/cd275.htm

These drafts have been issued in response to a report from Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in 2011, where he concluded that stakeholders supported the principles of ACOPs and saw them as a vital part of the system, but that there was room for improvement.

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