We often get asked “what Regulations do we need to comply with?” below is a list of current HSE-approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs).
ACoPs provide guidance on methods to secure compliance with health and safety legislation. If you follow the advice in the ACoP you will be doing enough to ensure compliance with the law on the matters that it covers. ACoP material has special legal status in that it depicts “best practice”. If you are prosecuted for a breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the ACoP, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a court will find you at fault.