Revised guidance to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new help for
employers on how to protect the health, safety and welfare of their workers.

Following consultation, HSE has reviewed and updated the Workplace Regulations
Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) (L24) to make it easier for employers,
building owners, landlords and managing agents to understand and meet their
legal obligations.

HSE spokesman, Chris Rowe, said: "Across HSE we are working hard to ensure that
employers have access to good quality advice which makes clear what they need
to do to protect workers.

"The revised ACOP has not only been updated, it will help employers understand
the regulatory requirements on key issues such as temperature, cleanliness,
workstations and seating, toilets and washing facilities."

The review of and subsequent revision to the Workplace ACOP was subject to
public consultation and the changes were agreed by both the HSE Board and the
minister of state for responsibility for health and safety.

More information - Source: British Health and Safety Executive (HSE)