The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are seeking opinions on a draft Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) relating to the Confined Spaces Regulations SI 1997/1713.

After conducting a review, Professor Ragnar Löfstedt has proposed some changes such as clarifying the definition of a confined space.

The proposed amendments will be of most interest to those:

  • involved in work within confined spaces;
  • who employ or train such people;
  • that represent them.

Any comments or responses must be sent to the HSE by 30 September 2014.

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