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.

Approved Codes of Practice

Subjects covered include:

  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Fork lift trucks
  • Ionising aadiation
  • Machinery
  • Pressure systems and transportable gas containers 
  • Recreational diving
  • Skip and hook loaders
  • Woodworking machinery
  • Safe work with gas systems and appliances

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


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