The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) has been revised to clarify and simplify practical advice to help companies comply with the requirements of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
The revised guidance is aimed at management, supervisory staff, safety representatives and technical specialists (e.g. occupational hygienists, consultants etc.) and the updated information reflects ongoing reviews of other associated technical guidance eg LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation). The chance has also been taken to clarify specialist terminology where possible.
The changes follow a period of public consultation and HSE Board and ministerial approval, and the revised ACOP is available on the HSE website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l5.htm.