Proposals on revised Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance

Consultation opened on 31 March 2014. Closing date 27 May 2014.

Summary

The Health and Safety Executive for Great Britain (HSE) has published a Consultative Document containing proposals for three revised Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance.

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Consultation description

The Health and Safety Executive for Great Britain (HSE) has published a Consultative Document (CD) containing proposals for three revised Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) and Guidance on:

i. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998,

ii. Safe Use of Power Presses; and,

iii. Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery.

The existing versions of these ACOPs are approved for use in Northern Ireland and, in accordance with Article 18 of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, HSENI is seeking your views on the proposed approval, for use in Northern Ireland, of the revised ACOPs.

The CD has been published on the HSE website.

The ACOP and guidance provides practical guidance on how dutyholders can comply with the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)1998 (the equivalent Northern Ireland legislation is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999), and two ACOPs made under the PUWER Regulations on safe use of power presses and safe use of woodworking machinery 

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