HSE has launched a consultation on proposals to revise three ACOPS supporting the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
Stakeholders are being invited to submit their comments on a proposed “light-touch” review of the PUWER ACOP (L22), Safe Use of Power Presses (L112) and Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery (L114).
According to the seven week consultation HSE will be removing time-limited material and simplifying text where necessary.
The revision is part of HSE’s ongoing work, kicked off by the 2011 Lofstedt report, to review all of its ACOPs.
Following a consultation in summer 2012 on the revision of 30 ACOPs, including L22, L112 and L114, over 90% of respondents supported proposals to revise the documents. The latest drafts take account of issues raised by stakeholders, including addressing the woodwork ACOP's insufficient guidance on managing health issues.
A proposal to combine the three ACOPs was rejected as it was felt “one document would be long and unwieldy”.
The consultation, which can be accessed here, closes on 23 May.
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