Acetylene Safety Regulations 2014 Post Implementation Review
Published: 05 Mar 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are conducting a Post Implementation Review of the Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations SI 2014/1639 and are inviting comments from stakeholders.

The Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations SI 2014/1639 came into force on 1 October 2014, and aimed to consolidate existing legislation for activities relating to acetylene and regulate the manufacture, importation, sale, use and transportation of liquid, solid and compressed acetylene gas as well as the compression of that gas and the filling of cylinders by means of a series of defined duties, safety and licensing requirements.

There is a clause in the Regulations that require them to be reviewed at least every 5 years in order to assess the extent to which they are achieving their intended aim, this is known as a Post Implementation Review (PIR).

As part of that review the HSE welcome the views of stakeholders in order to allow them to gauge the effectiveness of the current Regulations. In order to do this they have launched an online survey, which is available here.

Responses are invited from Wednesday 21 February until Wednesday 21 March 2018.

In conducting their PIR the HSE will also consider research already gathered as part of the recent fundamental review of acetylene.

For more information see the:

  • Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations SI 2014/1639.