Agenda and draft minutes

Health and Safety Committee - Wednesday, 10th July, 2024 1.30 pm

Venue: The Assembly Room, Worksop Town Hall, S80 2AH. View directions

Contact: Cara Hopkinson 

No. Item


Appointment of Vice-Chair


Resolved that David Fretwell be appointed Vice-Chair for the ensuing year.


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from employee representative K Circuit.


Declarations Of Interest By Members And Officers




There were no Declarations of Interest by Members.




There were no Declarations of Interest by officers.


Minutes Of The Meeting Held On 10th April 2024 pdf icon PDF 85 KB


The minutes of the meetings held on 10th April 2024 be approved.


Outstanding Minutes List


There were none.


Report(s) Of The Director Of Regeneration And Neighbourhood Services


Accident Report For The Period 1st January - 31st March 2024 pdf icon PDF 193 KB


The Committee were presented with details of all reported injuries for the period January to March 2024 and provided with a comparison with the same period in 2023.


For the period January to March 2024 there were seven incidents reported. This compares with three incidents reported during the same period in 2023.


There have been two “reportable injuries” during this reporting period. This compares to two “reportable injury” during the same period in 2023.


There have been 94 working days lost as a result of the accidents from 1st January 2024 to 31st March 2024.


The information on the cause of injury type and location of the reported accidents for the reporting period was appended to the report.


Anti-Social Behaviour / Violent Incidents were also detailed within the report.


Questions/comments were raised regarding the incident at Conway Gardens.


An employee representative commented that not all staff are aware how to report an incident.


Resolved that:


1.    The Health and Safety Committee receive the information regarding the number of accidents for the period January to March and discuss any measures for further addressing Health and Safety Awareness.

2.    Service Managers ensure that they continually provide their employees with the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to enable them to carry out their jobs safely, in order to eliminate further accidents.

3.    Service Managers continue to investigate the cause(s) of all accidents arising from work activities in their areas of responsibility, in line with the Council Policy.

4.    Service Managers ensure that any remedial works identified by the above investigations are implemented as soon as possible.

5.    The Council’s Safety Committee supports the above recommendations.


Progress Report On Health, Safety And Emergency Planning Priorities pdf icon PDF 217 KB


The Committee were informed of progress made within the agreed priorities of the Health, Safety and Emergency Planning Priorities, which included;


·        Fire Risk Assessments

·        Domestic Property Fires

·        Housing Water Quality Monitoring

·        Corporate Water Quality Monitoring

·        Health and Safety Training

·        H&S Policy Review

·        H&S Audits

·        Visit by HSE 18th April

·        Flooding

·        Security plan

·        Training

·        Business Control

·        Corporate Risk Group Update


Resolved that the progress on the health and safety priorities be noted.


Any Other Business Which The Chair Considers To Be Urgent


G Watson advised that he would be retiring in August, he commented that he had thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the Committee. Everyone wished him well for the future.