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External relationships

Information on HSE’s relationships with other Government departments and external organisations, including international collaboration

HSE Publication Scheme

Class 1: Concordats, Agency Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)

Formal agreements detailing the relationships between HSE and other Government departments, including clarification of roles and responsibilities to make sure there is no duplication of effort. For a full list of formal agreements see HSC Framework of Accountabilities

Document Definition Availability Format Cost
Concordat between the Health and Safety Executive and the Scottish Executive

Voluntary agreement which provides the framework to guide the working relationship between the Health and safety Executive and the Scottish Executive Online Webpages Free
Concordat between the Health and Safety Executive and the National Assembly for Wales
Voluntary agreement which provides the framework to guide the working relationship between the Health and safety Executive and the Assembly Online Webpages Free
Agency agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)
Includes details of other parties to agreements and where applicable the date in force Online Adobe Acrobat .pdf Free
Agency Agreements (made under HSWA s13(1)(a) and (b) and Memoranda of Understanding (GAP 12) Sets out HSC’s policy on Agency Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding and the legal basis on which they are made Online Adobe Acrobat .pdf Free

Class 2: Inter-departmental co-operation

Information on issues and initiatives undertaken jointly between HSE and other Government Departments. Some of the material in this class may be derived from documents that we consider contain exempt information. Where this occurs the material will clearly show where information has been withheld and explain what exemption has been applied and why.

Document Definition Availability Format Cost
Healthy Workplace Initiative
Sponsored jointly by the HSE and the Department of Health and includes the SignUp newsletter, news items and diary of events Online Webpages / Adobe Acrobat .pdf Free
National Liaison Committee on Work-related Deaths

Protocol and annual reports

See also Work related deaths: investigators guide
Online Adobe Acrobat .pdf Free
Report of the Work-related Road Safety Task Group Report of the Work-related Road Safety Task Group Online Webpages Free

Class 3: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Information on HSE’s role as the UK Focal Point for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. The UK Focal Point is the formal contact point between UK organisations, the European Union (EU) member states and the Agency.

Document Definition Availability Format Cost
UK National Information Network Collects and disseminates information on health and safety throughout the European Union (EU) to encourage improvements in the working environment Online Webpages Free
Updated 2015-09-14