The Corporate Health and Safety Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the recent Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee meeting held on 10 December 2018 and to seek Members continued endorsement for the Health and Safety systems and processes within Derry City and Strabane District Council.
Councillor McGinley welcomed the report and highlighted the tremendous amount of work undertaken by the Corporate Health and Safety Officer to ensure that Council health and safety systems and processes were in place.
Councillor Reilly referred to legionella control within the report and queried if this was being applied to all council facilities.
In response, the Corporate Health and Safety Officer stated that as part of the 18001 process, Council must review all health and safety procedures on an annual basis. She stated that control of contractor and legionella management was viewed as a high risk activity and therefore had formed part of the review. She added that a lot of work had been carried out towards the finalisation of those procedures and the procedures applied to all council facilities.
Recommended that Council note the contents of the report and continue to endorse the Health and Safety systems and processes in place within Derry City and Strabane District Council.