Thursday, 6 June 2013

HSE Changing The ACOP (L8)

The HSE are conducting a consultation - it has been called to bring about changes to the ACOP (L8), to make a clearer, more definite set of guidelines.

We found the article on the FM World website; the report reads:

The legionella Consultative Document (CD258) sets out proposals from the HSE to publish an updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) on Legionnaire’s disease. 

The consultation provides an opportunity to comment on whether the draft ACOP text provides legal clarification and proportionate advice in low-risk scenarios. 

Accompanying guidance provides advice on achieving compliance, information of a general nature, including explanation of the requirements of the law, specific technical information or references to further sources of information. 

The revised ACOP gives practical advice on the legal requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). It also applies to the risk from exposure to legionella bacteria and includes information of a general nature including explanation of the requirements of law. 

Interested parties can e-mail for more information: 
Documents and comment forms can be downloaded here. 

The other two consultations concern the Control of Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 and the amended Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.
Industry and interested parties have until 23 August to respond.

We found the article here :

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