Issue - meetings

Annual Corporate Health and Safety Report

Meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet (Item 44)

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To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

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Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

1.That the contents of the report, along with the work undertaken to secure a safe and healthy working environment be noted.

 

2. That the corporate priorities for 2023-24 be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To ensure that the Council continues to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and ensure that there is effective monitoring and review of health and safety management throughout the Council.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Ellen Neville, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services introduced Gary Stevenson, Head of Housing, Health and Environment.

 

The report was taken as read.

 

RESOLVED –

 

1.That the contents of the report, along with the work undertaken to secure a safe and healthy working environment be noted.

 

2. That the corporate priorities for 2023-24 be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To ensure that the Council continues to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and ensure that there is effective monitoring and review of health and safety management throughout the Council.

 


Meeting: 05/09/2023 - Finance and Governance Cabinet Advisory Board (Item 29)

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To consider and provide a recommendation to Cabinet on the proposals set out in the attached report.

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Minutes:

Mike Catling, Corporate Health and Safety Advisor introduced the report set out in the agenda.

 

Discussion and questions from Members included the following:

 

-       TWBC had a very good culture for reporting incidents. 

-       The 87 incidents recorded for 2022/23 were considered important enough for the Council to investigate further.

-       The Council could then ensure that measures were taken to ensure incidents did not reoccur or turn into something more serious.

-       The number of impact injuries had increased and it was important to find out why they were occurring.  A number of factors could be involved, including a change in working practices.  It was expected the number would go down this year.

 

RESOLVED – That the recommendations to Cabinet set out in the report be supported.