Revised ACR publications – The Orange Book and the Orange Book Commentary
The ACR committee is pleased to announce the publication of ACR[CP]001:2014 Rev4 Recommended Practice for work on Profiled Sheeted Roofs (the Orange Book ) and ACR[COM]001:2014 Rev1 – Orange Book Commentary.
To ensure safety during roofwork requires the commitment of all those involved in the procurement process.
ACR[CP]001 Recommended Practice for work on Profiled Sheeted Roofs (Rev4) gives advice on how this can be achieved, by addressing:
The planning of, and safe systems of work for, work at height;
The selection and use of work equipment for work at height;
The management and supervision of work at height;
The competence of workers performing work at height; and
The role designers can play in limiting hazards.
The delivery of improvements in roof safety in the prevention of falls from height will only be achieved with the full involvement of all those with a role to play, i.e. employers, workers, trades unions, trade associations, manufacturers, trainers and others. This guide gives practical advice on the duties placed on clients, contractors, designers and manufacturers and includes recommendations for good practice in roof safety while working on roofs. It concentrates on profiled roofs. Nevertheless, those engaged in other similar activities would benefit from the advice given, as many of the principles do apply and offer good practice.
Since its introduction ACR[CP]001 Recommended Practice for work on Profiled Sheeted Roofs (the Orange Book ) has made a significant contribution to safety in roof work in the UK .
However, since its publication, the ACR has received many requests for clarification of the recommendations contained in the Orange Book. These were addressed by ACR[COM]001 ( the Orange Book Commentary.)
This commentary has now been updated by the ACR to provide informative guidance on the recommendations contained in Revision 4 of the â€œOrange Bookâ€ .
Users are reminded that all advice or information contained in publications by the ACR is intended for users who will evaluate the significance of the advice or information, including its limitations, and take responsibility for its use and application.Additionally elements of the guidance may go further than the minimum needed to comply with health and safety law.
Both The Orange Book and the Orange Book Commentary are free and can be downloaded from the ACR website