code of practice


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code of practice

a set of guidelines used to encourage desirable patterns of behaviour but which generally lack any formal sanctions to punish inappropriate behaviour. Often codes of practice are developed as an alternative to legal regulation. For instance, companies engaged in food production might develop a code of practice between them to define hygiene standards, possibly to forestall government action in this area. Critics of this voluntaristic approach to regulation argue that they provide insufficient deterrents to wrong-doing. However, codes of practice are sometimes developed by official agencies and whilst not legally binding they are taken into account by courts in any legal action in the area covered by the code. For instance, employer adherence to the guidelines in the ADVISORY, CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION SERVICE'S code of practice on DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES is often an issue in UNFAIR DISMISSAL cases. Where the employer fails to follow the code the tribunal may award against the employer.
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The Formwork Code of Practice 2016 will apply to all new construction work from 31 March 2016.
Transport minister Norman Baker said: "This Code of Practice represents a real step forward in easing the path to make the switch to ultra-low emission vehicles.
Things looked set to improve when the revised Code of Practice was put in place.
Members will also display these Code of Practice Principles.
The FCS 1362 code of practice can be found on the FCS website http://www.
The ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary matters provides information and guidance on the following matters:
Richard Holland, from independent property consultancy Phoenix Beard, says the code of practice has been widely accepted by the major commercial property bodies, but he is now calling for mandatory regulation to ensure better protection of leadeholder's cash.
The OFT Retailer Code of Practice has not resulted in any change in behaviour, and is unlikely to do so.
The code of practice prepared by the CEPE European Sector Can Coatings, helps can coatings manufacturers comply with the EU Framework Regulation 1935/2004/EC on food contact materials.
Geoff Taylor, Managing Director of Boge Compressors and a Director of the British Compressed Air Society is urging compressed air users not to panic about the new Food Industry Code of Practice which sets out best practice for the supply of compressed air.
A task group was formed with all the Canadian sodium chlorate producers to work with NRCan-ERD to develop a sodium chlorate security code of practice to deal with security issues related to sodium chlorate.
The introduction of a new Code of Practice has had particular implications for how teachers work with pupils with special educational needs, and additionally, within a system which is placing increased budgetary constraints upon them.