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Health and Safety Annual Report 2020/21

Meeting: 26/05/2021 - Human Resources Committee (Item 36)

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The Health and Safety Officer briefly introduced the report. He said that quarter four had been a challenging period, largely due to the May elections. The elections had been a success in the main, with good feedback from polling station staff on the COVID-secure measures and general management of the elections.


Councillor Newton asked how many staff had been ill with COVID-19.


The Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development (HR and OD) said that he did not have exact figures to hand, although it had been in excess of ten. He thanked the Health and Safety Officer for all of his work, including acting as Health and Safety Officer for the May elections when a candidate for the role withdrew. More work had been done on collating data from third party service providers. The contract managers were now all attending Health and Safety Committee meetings and further data would be presented to the Committee in next year’s annual report. Members were also advised that work on annual risk assessments was up to date.


The Chairman thanked Officers for all of the work highlighted in the report.


It was moved by Councillor Bull and seconded by Councillor Newton that the recommendations, as detailed, be approved. After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, this motion was declared CARRIED.


RESOLVED – that (A) the report be received and considered; and

(B) the Committee agree the combination of the Health and Safety Quarter 4 and Annual report next year.