Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act, 1989



Enforcing agencies.

32.—(1) Subject to section 16 (1) (a) and (3), the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, and after consultation with any Minister of the Government as the Minister considers appropriate, may prescribe persons (including local authorities) to be enforcing agencies (which said person shall be referred to in this Act as “an enforcing agency”) in lieu of the Authority for the enforcement of such provisions of the relevant statutory provisions to such extent as may be prescribed.

(2) It shall be the duty of an enforcing agency to make adequate arrangements for the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions to the extent that it is by regulations under subsection (1) made responsible for their enforcement and to perform that duty and any other functions conferred on it by any of the relevant statutory provisions in accordance with such guidance as the Authority may give it.

(3) It shall be the duty of every enforcing agency to furnish any reports and information relating to its functions and activities under this Act to the Authority as the Authority may, from time to time, require.