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Ministry of defence (MOD) and the armed forces
How we work
A General Agreement between HSE and MOD sets out how HSE, as a regulator, works with MOD.
HSE has a number of operational inspectors across the organisation who target their inspections on areas of greatest risk.
More about the agreement
Application of legislation to the MOD
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSW Act) applies to MOD, its agencies and the armed forces within Great Britain.The Secretary of State for Defence can claim exemption on behalf of the armed forces from some requirements in the interests of national security, though in practice this is rarely exercised.
More on legislation
Application to Cadets
The cadet forces are community based, voluntary organisations,that promote the personal and social development of young people in the age range 12-18 years.
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