Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of Strategy and Resources submitted a report which presented an update on the current position and provided assurance to the Board in respect of health, safety and wellbeing matters for the period 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. The report summarised the Council’s performance and main achievements, as well as looking ahead at any challenges and identified priorities for the next two years.
By way of introduction to the report, the Executive Member provided an update on some of the key points arising.
Responding to a Member’s specific enquiries, the Board was advised that health, safety and wellbeing performance data was shared with Scrutiny for consideration. In terms of the timeliness of the data presented, it was noted that whilst the submission of the report to Executive Board was slightly later than it would normally be, given the availability of the data, the period that it covered was as timely as possible.
Members also noted that Corporate Leadership Team considered such matters regularly, with specific reference being made to the issue of violence, abuse and aggression against staff, which was a specific area of focus.
Thanks was extended to all officers involved for their role in this important area and for the work that would continue with the aim of delivering further progress and improvement.
(a) That the contents of the submitted report and appendices, be noted;
(b) That it be recognised that a robust, yet proportionate approach to health, safety and wellbeing risk management continues to be applied within the Council, in order to enable the Council do the best it can with the resources and information available.
(Councillor J Pryor left the meeting during the consideration of this item)
Publication date: 09/02/2024
Date of decision: 07/02/2024
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Executive Board
Effective from: 17/02/2024