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HSE’s Endorsement

“The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety (ACR) is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer. Founded  in  1998  by  HSE,  ACR comprises  representatives of major  roofworking  federations and associations, and HSE. ACR has published a range of guides covering the design, specification and safe working on roofs. ACR acknowledges HSE’s continuing support for its work, and looks forward to making a solid commitment to Helping Great Britain Work Well.”

The following publications have been published or are in the process of being published by the Advisory Committee for Roofsafety

Materials Standards

Good Practice Guides

Information Sheets


Copies of all ACR publications are free and can be downloaded from the relevant publications page- see download link at the bottom of each page - Hard copies of publications are no longer available

Note: The latest information about new or revised publication dates can be found on the ACR news page

Note : Elements of the published guidance contained in the documents may go further than the minimum needed to comply with health and safety law.

CDM 2015 Update: All the ACR publications are currently being reviewed and updated  to reflect the changes in CDM Legislation which came into force on the 6th April 2015. Until individual publications are updated  any reference to CDM within existing documents should be interpreted as meaning the latest version of CDM and any reference to CDM Coordinator should be read as  Prinicpal Designer.

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The Advisory Committee for Roofsafety [ACR] is a body dedicated to making working on roofs safer.  Its membership is made up of nominees from the major roofworking Federations and Associations and the Health & Safety Executive, who provide the experience of many years of involvement in working on roofs in the advice given in their documents.Every care and attention is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information included in their documents and this website, however the committee or any individual committtee members can not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions contained therein