Codes of Practice

  • 2020

    Biological Agents Code of Practice 2020

    This code of practice, in accordance with Regulation 3 (1) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013 and 2020, applies to activities in a place of work where existing or potential – whether deliberate or incidental – exposure to a biological agent has occurred or may occur.

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  • 2020

    Chemical Agents Code of Practice 2020

    This Code of Practice is effective from January 17th 2020 and replaces the 2018 Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations. The 2020 Code of Practice has been re-structured to support both the Chemical Agents and Carcinogens Regulations, as amended. Schedule 1 now contains a list of all EU Commission derived occupational exposures limit values (OELVs) and includes new Binding OELVs from three recent amendments of the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive. Schedule 2 contains a list of Advisory OELVs derived from non-EU sources. Schedule 3 lists intended changes, (including the 5th Indicative OELV list). Schedule 4 lists carcinogenic substances, mixtures and processes and Schedule 5 contains the CAS number index.

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  • 2019

    Code of Practice For Inland Diving and Inshore Diving

    The aim of this code of practice is to provide practical guidance on the safe management of diving at work. It provides assistance on the observance of the requirements of the 2018 Diving Regulations 2018.

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  • 2019

    Code of Practice for Offshore Diving

    The aim of this code of practice is to provide practical guidance on the safe management of diving at work. It provides assistance on the observance of the requirements of the 2018 Diving Regulations 2018.

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  • 2019

    Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines

    This Code of Practice is aimed at those involved in carrying out work where they are at risk from overhead electricity lines. It revokes and replaces the previous Code in accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

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  • 2018

    Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds

    The aim of this Code of Practice is to provide practical guidance to scaffold erectors, contractors and users of scaffolding on the requirements and prohibitions set out in the relevant statutory provisions.

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  • 2017

    Code of Practice for Preventing Injury and Occupational Ill Health in Agriculture

    The aim of this Code of Practice is to improve the level of safety and health among all people engaged in the agriculture sector by providing practical guidance.

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  • 2017

    Farm Safety Code of Practice - Risk Assessment Document

    Farm Safety Code of Practice risk assessment document. For farms with three or less employees.

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  • 2017

    Code of Practice for the Design and Installation of Anchors

    The aim of this code of practice is to provide practical guidance to designers, specifiers and installers of metal anchors on the requirements and prohibitions set out in the relevant statutory provisions.

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  • 2017

    Code of Practice for Working in Confined Spaces

    This code of practice is intended to provide practical guidance on safe work in confined spaces and is operational from 1st May 2017.

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