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Health and Safety Risk Management

Meeting: 16/11/2010 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Neighbourhoods and Housing. (Item 27)

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In 2009, the Health and Safety Executive published the strategy ‘Health and Safety of Great Britain – Be Part of the Solution’. This report asks the Executive Member to pledge the council’s support for the strategy

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Decision:

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member pledges the Council’s support for the HSE strategy document ‘Health and Safety of Great Britain – Be Part of the Solution’.

 

REASON                   To demonstrate the Council’s commitment to sensible health and safety risk management and to allow the Council’s external health and safety team to comply with the requirements of the ‘Section 18 Standard’.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which requested support for the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) published strategy ‘Health and Safety of Great Britain – Be Part of the Solution’.

 

The health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive merged to form a single body, the Health and Safety Executive in April 2008. The newly formed body is responsible for promoting the cause of better health and safety at work within Great Britain. It continues to work in close partnership with local authorities. One of the first tasks that the newly formed HSE undertook was to consider the direction of health and safety in Great Britain and published the strategy document ‘Health and Safety of Britain – be Part of the Solution’.

 

Officers advised that the Corporate Health and Safety Team focus their efforts on activities at work which pose the greatest risk and that pledging support for the strategy would confirm the Council’s commitment to the promotion and application of sensible risk management.

 

The Executive Member commented that support for the strategy would be the sensible way forward.

 

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member pledges the Council’s support for the HSE strategy document ‘Health and Safety of Great Britain – Be Part of the Solution’.

 

REASON                   To demonstrate the Council’s commitment to sensible health and safety risk management and to allow the Council’s external health and safety team to comply with the requirements of the ‘Section 18 Standard’.


 

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