Discussing the use of approved codes of practice to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation.
Explaining the responsibilities for providing welfare facilities on-site.
Explaining the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. Evaluate the penalties for non-compliance with current health and safety at work legislation. Give at least two examples for easy understanding.
Analyse organizational health and safety policies and procedural documents.
Determine training needs from given risk assessments, including on-site induction training and relevant sector certification. Give at least one example to illustrate training needs.
1. Discussing the use of approved codes of practice to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation. (P1.1)
The Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) is a practical guide to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required. A code of practice applies to anyone who has a duty of care in the circumstances described in the code. In most cases, following an approved code of practice would achieve compliance with the health and safety duties , in relation to the subject matter of the code. Like regulations, codes of practice deal with particular issues and do not cover all hazards or risks that may arise. The health and safety duties require duty holders to consider all risks associated with work, not only those for which regulations and codes of practice exist.
The ACOP has special legal status and gives practical advice for all those involved in construction work. If we follow the advice in the Approved Codes of Practices, we will be doing enough to comply with the law in respect of those specific matters on which it gives advice. Also ACOP offer practical examples of good practice. They give advice on how to comply with the law by, for example, providing a guide to