Decision details

Health and Safety Policy 2021 - 2023

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of the report


This report presented the updated Health and Safety Policy. This updated policy ensured compliance with the Council’s legal duties and covered the period 2021-23. The Council’s Health and Safety Policy was a statement of intent and commitment to managing any risk that may arise from its undertakings.




Approved the contents of the Health and Safety Policy for the period 2021-23.


Options considered and rejected


The requirement for the Authority to have a Health and Safety Policy was determined by statute, therefore no other options were available for consideration.


Reason for decision


Ensured that the Council, as a large employer within the District, met its legal and moral obligations to its employees. The Policy helped to mitigate a wide variety of workplace risks, within its wide variety of services. It was important to the Council to support and invest in the wellbeing if its employees.

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

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