The Corporate Health and Safety Officer presented the above report. The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on discussions at the recent Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee meeting held on 11th December 2017 and to seek Members continued endorsement for the health and safety systems and processes within Council.
Councillor Mc Mahon thanked the Officer for the report. He referred to item 2.1 within the report which detailed the Health and Safety risks associated to Health and Community Wellbeing. He expressed his concern that the progress bar on all risks were at 0%. He asked if there was a problem, and if so could a solution be identified.
The Director of Health and Communities indicated that activities relating to Health and Safety were ongoing and assured Members that the department were up to date with progress. She confirmed that some items were currently at 30% complete and the renewed action plan in the next quarter would show a significant shift in progress.
The Chair thanked the Corporate Health and Safety Officer for the report. He acknowledged that the reports were highly scrutinised and assured the Officer that the hard work did not go unnoticed. He reminded Members about the forthcoming training sessions.
The Corporate Health and Safety Officer confirmed that a Health and Safety Awareness Training session would take place on Friday 19th January at 11am. She advised for anyone unable to attend the morning session there was an additional session taking place on Tuesday 23rd January at 4pm.
Recommended that Council endorse the contents of the report presented.