Safety and Security Agreements Toolkit

3.0 Key Elements of an Agreement

With the exception of some contracts, most agreements will specify a purpose and include a background statement. Sometimes, these introductory sections are combined into one “recitals” section. Agreements will include contact and term information. The signatures of the appropriate officials are also required. The utilization of other provisions may vary significantly depending on the nature of the agreement and the preferences of the parties. Generally, the following key elements should be included.