Enforcing Authority Regulations

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

This request comes under two headings.

First, I understand from your website that "The EA [enforcing authority] regulations are to be reviewed as part of the HSC’s new Strategic Programme: ‘LAs and HSE Working Together’, to provide greater flexibility and enhance efficiency."

Please provide me with copies of minutes, memoranda, plans, reports and correspondence held by the Executive from 31st December 2007 on changes to the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations.

Second, please provide me with copies of the information currently contained on the "HELA Extranet" of the HSE website that relate to the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations and their implications for local authorities and HSE.

Please provide this information in an electronic format. Thank you.

I look forward very much to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wyllie

Dear Sir or Madam,

On 24th December 2009, I sent a Freedom of Information request to the Health and Safety Executive. A full copy of the request is available from:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/en...

Given I have received no communication since from the Executive, I would be grateful if you could inform me about how the request for information is progressing.

The information you provide will inform my decision about whether to request an internal review.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wyllie

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Dear Mr Wyllie

Thank you for your enquiry regarding an FOI request.

I apologise that you did not receive a response from your previous email
this may have been due to an administration error. However, i have sent
your request through to:

Gerry Kasprzok

Health and Safety Executive

Lakeside 500

Old Chapel Way

Norwich

Norfolk

NR7 0WQ

Tel: 01603 828000 (switchboard)

If you require to contact HSE again regarding this enquiry please quote
the reference number above.

I hope this helps, but if you require further assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact this address again or telephone HSE Infoline on 08453
450055.

Yours sincerely

Sharron Earnshaw

HSE Infoline

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Dear Mr Wylie

I apologise for this delayed response following your information request
for information about the Enforcing Authority Regulations.

You asked to be provided with two sets of information;- copies of minutes
memoranda and correspondence etc held by the Executive from 31st December
2007 on changes to the Health and Safety Enforcing Authority
Regulations and copies of information contained on the "HELEX Extranet"
that relate to the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations and
their implications for local authorities and the HSE.

In relation to your first request I can confirm that the Health and Safety
Executive holds the following information:-

1. a paper to Health and Safety Executive and Local Authority Liaison
Committee (HELA) on an evaluation of the HSE/LA Partnership (also
attached) - This concluded that

Flexible Warrants allow HSE and LA inspectors to work across the boundary
imposed by the Allocation Regulations. Some areas (e.g. Peterborough) have
transferred responsibility for various classes of premise from HSE to LA
enforcement. Work to extend these initiatives is being developed in
Hampshire and Dorset. NB Not at this stage any proposal to make any
decision about consulting on change to the regulatory framework until
evidence from trials is available and evaluated.

2. Minutes from the HELA meeting although no reference is made to the
Allocation Regulations.

In relation to your second request I can confirm that the Health and
Safety Executive holds the following information:-

3. HELEX provides access to Local Authority Circular 22/13 which
clarifies the Health and Safety (Enforcement Authority) Regulations 1998
in relation to motor vehicle repair.

4. HELEX provides access to Local Authority Circular 22/15 which defines
the current split in enforcement responsibilities under the Health and
Safety (Enforcement Authority) Regulations 1998

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Date Received: 24/12/2009

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Referral Date: 29/12/2009

Enquiry Details:

Freedom of Information request - Enforcing Authority Regulations

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information

Act 2000.

This request comes under two headings.

First, I understand from your website that "The EA [enforcing

authority] regulations are to be reviewed as part of the HSC's new

Strategic Programme: `LAs and HSE Working Together', to provide

greater flexibility and enhance efficiency."

Please provide me with copies of minutes, memoranda, plans, reports

and correspondence held by the Executive from 31st December 2007 on

changes to the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations.

Second, please provide me with copies of the information currently

contained on the "HELA Extranet" of the HSE website that relate to

the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations and their

implications for local authorities and HSE.

Please provide this information in an electronic format. Thank you.

I look forward very much to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wyllie

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