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Safe work in confined spaces: ACOP and guidance (3rd edition)

Recent Publications

This publication is for those involved in work within confined spaces, those who employ or train such people and those that represent them. It explains the definition of a confined space in the Regulations and gives examples. This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

For more details see L101 – Safe work in confined spaces: ACOP and guidance (3rd edition)

Safe use of lifting equipment: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

Recent Publications

This publication is for those that work with any equipment provided at work and those who employ such people. It sets out what you should do to comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This edition brings the document up to date with regulatory and other changes.

For more details see L113 – Safe use of lifting equipment: ACOP and guidance (2nd edition)

2015 CDM regulations and guidance now available from the HSE website

News, Recent Publications
The draft CDM 2015 Regulations, and ‘L’ series CDM guidance are now available from the HSE website. Industry guidance can also be downloaded from the CITB website www.citb.co.uk/cdmregs
Note these will be draft documents and subject to amendments before coming into force on 6th April 2015.
There will be a requirement for all construction work to have a construction phase plan (regardless of size and nature of the project) and that domestic client work will be in scope
Additional guidance on construction phase plans for contractors working on small scale, routine and domestic projects will be provided by HSE in the form of a busy builder leaflet and plan template.

News, Publications, & Consultation

Consultation, News, Recent Publications
News, Publications, & Consultation ( please view HSE website for further details )

 

NEWS
IOSH Start Health campaign – see IOSH website
ISO 45001 Launched
40% of Building sites unsafe following HSE blitz
Hertfordshire Builder prosecuted for installing wall mounted boiler when not ‘Gas Safe’ registered
Stonemason company guilty of Corporate Manslaughter (SHP October 2014)

 

Information (Guidance etc)
There has been ongoing reviews and publications of updated guidance, ACoPs and info sheets following theProfessor Ragnar Löfstedt report. These include:
L146 – Consultation with Employees Regulations 2014.
GEIS6 - The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms
HSG 136 - A guide to workplace transport safety
The HSE has also released several new ‘Busy Builder’ leaflets, aimed at small builders or small construction sites. These include: Fragile roofs (also for clients), Keeping a tidy site and ‘Protecting the public’.

 

Consultations

CD261 – CDM Regs 2007 – ended on 06-06-14 (a lot of press recently regarding HSE ignoring certain stakeholder comments). Still planned to be implemented 06-04-15.
L146 (Consultation with Employees) – ended on
CD274 - L101(Confined Spaces)- ended on 30-09-14
CD275 - L113 (Safe use of Lifting equipment) – ended on 14-10-14
CD273 – Exemption of Self-employed person from Sect 3(2) of HASAW etc Act
CD268 – L22 (PUWER) & L114 (Safe use of woodworking machines) – AcoPs being amended – ended in May 14

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Recent Publications

HSE

INDUSTRY

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published a report and recommendations following their investigation into an incident that occurred in London last year where a piling contractor drilled into a live railway tunnel at 14m depth while drilling 20m piles and lost several sections of auger, which fell across the track.

UK GOVERNMENT