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Agency agreements: 2001 - to date

Agreement Other parties Contents Date in force
Agreement between the Welsh Government and HSE – inspection and enforcement relating to the environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) used in clinical applications nil, apart from signatories Agreement on inspection and enforcement related to environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of GMOs used in clinical applications 05/2016
Agreement between the Scottish Government and HSE – inspection and enforcement relating to the environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) used in clinical applications nil, apart from signatories Agreement on inspection and enforcement related to environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of GMOs used in clinical applications 05/2016
Agency Agreement between Defra and HSE – inspection and enforcement relating to the environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) used in clinical applications nil, apart from signatories Agreement on inspection and enforcement related to environmental aspects of contained uses of larger GMOs and deliberate releases into the environment of GMOs used in clinical applications 05/2016
Agency Agreement between the Health and Safety Executive and the Office of Rail and Road Regulation on enforcement functions in relation to the design of railways, tramways and other systems of guided transport nil, apart from signatories This Agreement is made between (1) the Health and Safety Executive ('HSE') and (2) the Office of Rail and Road ('ORR') under paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 3 to the Railways Act 2005 pursuant to the authorisation of the Secretary of State given on 2 February 2016, and section 13(3) of the 1974 Act. 21/03/16
Agency Agreement between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Health and Safety Executive relating to specified animal pathogens nil, apart from signatories This Agreement is made between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (“the Secretary of State”) and the Health and Safety Executive (“the Executive”) under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (“the 1974 Act”). It relates to functions exercisable by the Secretary of State which the Executive has agreed to perform, being functions which the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions considers can appropriately be performed by the Executive. 01/04/15
Agency Agreement between the Scottish Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive relating to specified animal pathogens nil, apart from signatories This Agreement is made between the Scottish Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive (“the Executive”) under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974 (“the 1974 Act”). It relates to functions exercisable by the Scottish Ministers which the Executive has agreed to perform, being functions which the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions considers can appropriately be performed by the Executive. 01/04/15
Agency Agreement between the Welsh Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive relating to specified animal pathogens nil, apart from signatories This Agreement is made between the Welsh Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive (“the Executive”) under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at work etc. Act 1974 (“the 1974 Act”). It relates to functions exercisable by the Welsh Ministers which the Executive has agreed to perform, being functions which the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions considers can appropriately be performed by the Executive. 01/04/15
Agency agreement between the Office of Rail and Road and the Health and Safety Executive regarding enforcement functions arising in relation to road vehicle incursions nil, apart from signatories This Agreement is made between (1) the Health and Safety Executive ("HSE") and (2) the Office of Rail and Road ("ORR") under paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 3 to the Railways Act 2005 (the "2005 Act") pursuant to the authorisation of the Secretary of State given on 25 March 2015, and section 13(3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (the "1974 Act"). 27/04/15
Agreement to clarify the definition of authorised defence sites within the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998 nil, apart from signatories This agreement is made on the 14th of April 2015 between the Health and Safety Executive ('"the Executive") and the Office for Nuclear Regulation ("the ONR") under section 13(3) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 ("the 1974 Act") and section 90(1) of the Energy Act 2013 ("the 2013 Act") . It specifies functions that the ONR agrees to perform on behalf of the Executive. Those functions are functions that in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the ONR. 01/04/15
Agency agreement between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Health and Safety Executive nil, apart from signatories This agreement is made between the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs ("the Secretary of State") and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Executive") under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 197 4 ("the 1974 Act") . It relates to functions on Plant Protection Products to be performed by the Executive. 18/07/12
Agency agreement between the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland and the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain nil, apart from signatories This agreement is made between the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland ("the Department") and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Executive") under section 28 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It relates to functions on Plant Protection Products to be performed by the Executive. 18/07/12

Agency agreement between the Welsh Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive

nil, apart from signatories This agreement is made between the WELSH MINISTERS ("the Welsh Ministers") and the HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE ("the Executive") under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 197 4 ("the 1974 Act") and section 83 of the Government of Wales Act 2006. It relates to functions on Plant Protection Products to be performed by the Executive. 18/07/12
Agency agreement between the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs nil, apart from signatories Covers exercising regulatory functions on plant protection products, which HSE carries out on behalf of both parties. 18/07/12

Agency agreement between the Scottish Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive relating to biocidal products

Scottish Ministers This agreement is made between the Scottish Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Executive") under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Executive in connection with its functions. 01/09/13

Agency agreement between the Welsh Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive relating to biocidal products

Welsh Ministers This agreement is made between the Welsh Ministers and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Executive") under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Executive in connection with its functions 01/09/13

Agency agreement between the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland and the Health and Safety Executive relating to biocidal products

Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland This agreement is made between the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland ("the Nl Executive") and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Great Britain Executive") under Article 15(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. It relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Great Britain Executive in connection with its functions. 01/09/13

Agency agreement between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Secretary of State for Health, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Health and Safety Executive relating to biocidal products

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Areas

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
This agreement is made between the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Secretary of State for Health, and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions ("the Ministers") and the Health and Safety Executive ("the Executive") under section 13( 4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 197 4. It relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Executive in connection with its functions. 01/09/13
Working together on Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 The Environment Agency Protection of the environment, employees and the general public in relation to activities prescribed under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010. Sharing of information on permitted activities where it relates to environmental outcomes and health and safety on site. A risk based approach to permitting and to requests for further information. Better public awareness of the good working relationship between the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. 13/12/12
Working together to regulate unconventional oil and gas developments The Environment Agency The Environment Agency and the HSE have developed a joint approach to inspecting new exploratory shale gas operations, to make sure that they are effectively regulated to protect people and the environment. This joint approach supports and supplements our existing inspection and consultation arrangements for sites regulated under (EPR) and our Memorandum of Understanding for the co-ordination of the regulation of plant, processes and substances which are subject to regulation by the Agency and HSE. 13/12/12
An agreement for co-operation between the Health and Safety Executive and Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (“the Secretary of State”) Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (“the Secretary of State”) This agreement is made between the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (“the Secretary of State”) and the Health and Safety Executive (“the Executive”) under section 13(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (“the 1974 Act”).  It relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Executive in connection with its functions. 19/07/12
An agreement for co-operation between the Health and Safety Executive and Welsh Ministers. Welsh Ministers

This agreement relates to functions which in the opinion of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions can appropriately be performed by the Executive in connection with its functions.

19/07/12
An agreement for co-operation between the Health and Safety Executive and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in  Northern Ireland. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in  Northern Ireland

This agreement relates to the exercise of the functions of the Department:-

(a) in relation to considering applications for approvals of plant protection products referred to in Article 80(5) of Regulation 1107/2009 under the:-

(i) Control of Pesticides Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987;

(ii) Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

20/07/12
An agreement for Cooperation Between the Health and Safety Executive and the Building Control Alliance (BCA) in England and Wales The Building Control Alliance An agreement for Cooperation Between the Health and Safety Executive and the Building Control Alliance (BCA) in England and Wales. 17/09/10
Agreement between the Welsh Ministers and HSE - pesticides enforcement Welsh Assembly Government Agency agreement relating to HSE enforcing the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, the Plant Protection Products (basic conditions) regulations 1997 and Plant Protection Products regulations 2005 31/3/08
Agreement between Defra and HSE to regulate provision of information, payments for approvals, enforcement, seizures under FEPA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Agency agreement relating to the provision of information on pesticides 31/3/08
Agreement between the Welsh ministers and HSE - Pesticide regulation under FEPA Welsh Assembly Government Agency agreement relating to the enforcement by HSE of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 in relation to pesticides. 31/3/08
Agreement between the Scottish Ministers and HSE relating to function of competent authority in respect of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Scottish Ministers

Agency agreement relating to HSE performing as the competent authority in respect of the REACH regulations.

15/1/08

Agreement between the DoENI and HSE relating to function of competent authority in respect of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) Agency agreement relating to HSE performing as the competent authority in respect of the REACH regulations. 31/10/07
Agreement between the DETINI and HSE relating to function of competent authority in respect of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Northern Ireland) Agency agreement relating to HSE performing as the competent authority in respect of the REACH regulations. 31/10/07
Agreement between Defra and HSE relating to function of competent authority in respect of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Agency agreement relating to HSE performing as the competent authority in respect of the REACH regulations. 27/9/07
Agreement between the Welsh Ministers and HSE relating to function of competent authority in respect of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Welsh Assembly Government Agency agreement relating to HSE performing as the competent authority in respect of the REACH regulations. 27/9/07
Agency agreement regarding the administration and enforcement of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (ELCI), variation to the 1975 agreement Department for Work and Pensions Excludes HSC from the administration and enforcement of ELCI over employers engaged in activities for which ORR is made enforcing authority under regulation 3(1) of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority for Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 2006. 01/04/06
An agency agreement between the Health and Safety Commission and the Chief Officer of Police Police forces Agreement to cover Prohibition Notices issued under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 10.5.04
An agency agreement between the Health and Safety Commission and the Vehicle and Operators Service Agency Vehicle & Operators Safety Agency Agreement to cover Prohibition Notices issued under the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 10.5.04
Agency agreement between the Health and Safety Commission, the Office of Rail and Road and the Secretary of State for Transport Secretary of State for Transport HSC & Secretary of State for Transport agree that the Secretary of State for Transport shall- a) perform on behalf of the HSE, the Executive’s enforcement functions with respect to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 2006
Agency agreement under section 13 (1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to biocidal products in or as regards England and Wales (DEFRA) Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs HSC authorised to perform certain functions of the Ministers under the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 01/09/03
Agency agreement under section 13 (1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to biocidal products in or as regards England and Wales (DH) Department of Health HSC authorised to perform certain functions of the Ministers under the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 01/09/03
Agency agreement between and among the Scottish Ministers and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Health and Safety Commission Scottish Executive HSC authorised in or as regards Scotland to perform certain functions of the Ministers under the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 01/09/03
Agency agreement under Article 15(1) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 and section 13(1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to biocidal products in or as regards Northern Ireland Health & Safety Executive for Northern Ireland HSC authorised in or as regards NI to perform the functions of HSENI under the Biocidal Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 01/09/03
Agency agreement under section 13 (1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to biocidal products in or as regards England and Wales Department for Work & Pensions HSC authorised to perform certain functions of the Ministers under the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 01/09/03
Agency agreement concerning the Packaging, Labelling and Carriage of Radioactive Materials by Rail Regulations (RAMRail) Department of Transport Regards the enforcement of the packaging and labelling aspects of RAMRail. 01/04/03
Agency agreement under section 28(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and section 13(1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to payments in respect of non-agricultural pesticides approved in Northern Ireland under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987. Northern Ireland Office: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Add-on to existing agreements (authorising HSC to perform approval functions under the Control of Pesticides Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 and to enforce Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985) that allows HSC to recover the full costs associated with carrying out those functions in NI 20/12/01
Agency agreement under section 13(1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to payments in respect of pesticides approved in Scotland. Scottish Ministers Add-on to existing agreements (authorising HSC to perform approval functions under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and to enforce Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985) that allows HSC to recover the full costs associated with carrying out those functions in Scotland 20/12/01
Agency agreement under section 13(1)(b) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and section 41 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 relating to payments in respect of pesticides approved in Wales. Welsh Assembly Add-on to existing agreements (authorising HSC to perform approval functions under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and to enforce Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985) that allows HSC to recover the full costs associated with carrying out those functions in Wales 20/12/01
Agency agreement under section 13(1)(b) of the health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 relating to payments in respect of pesticides approved in England. DTLR (now Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Add-on to existing agreements (authorising HSC to perform approval functions under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and to enforce Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985) that allows HSC to recover the full costs associated with carrying out those functions in England 20/12/01
Updated 2016-11-28