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Decision details

Health and Safety Interim Report

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Environment

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of the report: To update the Executive Member on
- the governance of Health & Safety arrangements and risks at CYC
- key areas of work of the CYC Health & Safety Service during 2018 plus
- a performance update on the H&S shared service with North Yorkshire County Council.

The Executive Member is asked to note the contents and comment on risk areas reported.


Resolved:  (i)      That the Interim Report, including the work of the Shared H&S Service, be noted.


                   (ii)      That the ongoing work to refresh the arrangements relating to the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) be noted, and that a report be taken to Executive on the work being undertaken with partner agencies to clarify roles and ensure the work of the SAG is well supported and follows best practice.


                   (iii)     That the Corporate Health & Safety Policy be endorsed, noting that the previously supported position that verbal aggressive behaviour towards council staff and contractors working on the council’s behalf will not be tolerated is now included within the Statement of Intent.


                   (iv)    That details of the outcome of revised arrangements for asbestos management, water hygiene and substance misuse, as highlighted in paragraph 11 of the report, be reported to future decision sessions.


Reason:     So that the Executive Member and residents can be assured that H&S services are resilient and the council has proper arrangements in place for managing and responding to H&S risks.

Report author: Stuart Langston

Publication date: 11/12/2018

Date of decision: 10/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 10/12/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Effective from: 13/12/2018

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