ACOPs or Approved Codes of Practice are regularly revised by the HSE so that safety improvements can be made to guidance rather than legislation. ACOPs should be followed as failure to comply might constitute a breach of statutory duty. 


  • L5: Control of substances hazardous to health (Fifth edition)
  • L8: Legionnaires' disease. The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • L21: Management of health and safety at work. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • L22: Safe use of work equipment. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • L23: Manual handling. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended)
  • L24: Workplace health, safety and welfare. Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Approved Code of Practice
  • L25: Personal protective equipment at work (Second edition)
  • L26: Work with display screen equipment: Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002
  • L29: A Guide to the Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) Regulations 2000
  • L30: A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005
  • L42: Shafts and winding in mines
  • L43: First aid at mines. Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
  • L44: The management and administration of safety and health at mines. Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993
  • L45: Explosives at coal and other safety-lamp mines: Coal and other Safety-lamp Mines (Explosives) Regulations 1993
  • L46: Prevention of inrushes in mines
  • L47: The Coal Mines (Owner's Operating Rules) Regulations 1993
  • L56: Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances
  • L60: Control of substances hazardous to health in the production of pottery
  • L65: Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations
  • L66: A guide to the Placing on the Market and Supervision of Transfers of Explosives Regulations 1993 (POMSTER)
  • L70: A guide to the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration) Regulations 1995 (Second edition)
  • L71: Escape and rescue from mines. Escape and Rescue from Mines Regulations 1995. Approved Code of Practice and guidance
  • L72: A guide to the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995. Guidance on Regulations
  • L74: First aid at work. The Health and safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • L77: Guidance from the licensing authority on the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004. The Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995
  • L80: A guide to the Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996. Guidance on Regulations
  • L81: The design, construction and installation of gas service pipes
  • L82: A Guide to the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996
  • L84: A guide to the well aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc) Regulations 1996. Guidance on Regulations
  • L85: A guide to the integrity, workplace environment and miscellaneous aspects of the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction etc.) Regulations 1996
  • L93: Approved tank requirements. The provisions for bottom loading and vapour recovery systems of mobile containers carrying petrol
  • L101: Safe work in confined spaces. Confined Spaces Regulations 1997
  • L103: Commercial diving projects offshore. Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice
  • L104: Commercial diving projects inland/inshore. Diving at Work Regulations 1997. Approved Code of Practice
  • L105: Recreational diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997
  • L106: Media diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997
  • L107: Scientific and archaeological diving projects. Diving at Work Regulations 1997
  • L108: Controlling noise at work
  • L110: A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989
  • L111: A guide to the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (as amended)
  • L112: Safe use of power presses. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 as applied to power presses
  • L113: Safe use of lifting equipment. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • L114: Safe use of woodworking machinery. Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations 1998 as applied to woodworking machinery
  • L116: Preventing accidents to children in agriculture
  • L117: Rider-operated lift trucks
  • L118: Health and safety at quarries. Quarries Regulations 1999
  • L119: The control of ground movement in mines. The Mines (Control of Ground Movement) Regulations 1999
  • L121: Work with ionising radiation
  • L122: Safety of pressure systems
  • L123: Health care and first aid on offshore installions and pipeline works
  • L126: A guide to the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001
  • L128: The use of electricity in mines. Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • L131: Approved Classification and Labelling Guide (Sixth edition). Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (CHIP 4). Approved Guide
  • L132: Control of lead at work (Third edition)
  • L133: Unloading petrol from road tankers
  • L138: Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres
  • L139: Manufacture and storage of explosives
  • L140: Hand-arm vibration
  • L141: Whole-body vibration
  • L143: Work with materials containing asbestos. Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
  • L144: Managing health and safety in construction
  • L145: Control of inhalable dust in coal mines. The Coal Mines (Control of Inhalable Dust) Regulations 2007.
  • L146: Consulting workers on health and safety. Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (as amended) and Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (as amended)
  •    L153 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Guidance on Regulations


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