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Health and Safety: Advice and guidance


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued four publications:

  • The sixth edition of this Approved Code of Practice and guidance provides practical advice to help dutyholders comply with the requirements of the COSHH Regulations - access the latest edition.

  • Following a three month consultation, the HSE have now published a revised approved code of practice.  The ACOP and guidance give practical advice on how to comply with the requirements of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

  • The HSE has overhauled its guidance for working at height, setting out in clear, simple terms what to do and what not to do and debunking common myths that can confuse and mislead employers. See government press release

  • The HSE has published research into incidences of inadvertent operation of controls (IOOC) of excavators, which it suggests is a significant issue and which it also suggests could lead to injury.  The research considers how IOOC happens and how the problem might be tackled - read the research


For further information please contact Fiona James, Director, Professional Support Lawyer on 0191 233 5220 or Marcus Davies, Professional Support Executive on 0161 603 5146

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.