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Steps Towards a Single Health & Safety (H&S) Organisation

Purpose of Report: The Joint Head of Health & Safety (H&S) for York and North Yorkshire Councils has spent the last year restructuring at North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and looking at best practice across both H&S services. To ensure resilience and best use of resources staff need to start working as one workforce so resources and skills can be moved across both services.

The development of a single workforce will require a decision in the short term to second the remaining 5 City of York Council (CYC) staff to NYCC on their current pay grade This would be robustly set to up with formal secondment agreements for CYC staff and an equally robust Service Level Agreement (SLA) to ensure that the form, resilience and quality of H&S service received by CYC is at least maintained if not improved.

This arrangement would be short term to last no more than a year, and during this time an options paper and business case will come to Executive to set up a formally constituted shared organisation with the options around the various service delivery models available to do so.


The Executive Member is asked to approve the secondment of 5 employees from the City of York Health and Safety Team to North Yorkshire County Council to ensure resilience and best use of resources.


Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/03/2016

Decision due: 09/05/16 by Executive Member for Environment

Lead member: Executive Member for Environment

Lead director: Corporate Director of Customer and Corporate Services

Department: Directorate of Customer and Corporate Services

Contact: Stuart Langston, Shared Head of Health and Safety Email: 01904 552621 e.


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