Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs)

Approved Codes of Practice have legal standing offering practical examples of good practice and advice on how to comply with the law across a number of topics.

The guidance is admissible in court as evidence of best practice.

Consultation on Revision to Display Screen Equipment ACoP 

Closes 23 February 2024 


Approved Codes of Practice

Subjects covered include:

  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Exposure to Asbestos
  • Fork lift trucks
  • Ionising Radiation
  • Machinery
  • Pressure systems and transportable gas containers 
  • Recreational diving
  • Skip and hook loaders
  • Woodworking machinery

Printed copies of current ACoPs can be obtained from the Health & Safety Inspectorate, or downloaded from  


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