Issue - decisions
Health and Safety Interim Report
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.