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Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/20

Meeting: 24/03/2021 - Resources Overview & Scrutiny Panel (Item 20)

20 Annual Health and Safety Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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David Owen – Corporate Health & Safety Advisor – presented the 2019/20 report which was in 13 sections. The Alliance had an electronic Health & Safety Portfolio and were seen throughout Staffordshire and Derbyshire as ‘exemplars’ in the field.


There had been a total of 1,833 training opportunities for staff during the year, ranging from ‘Tool-box talks’ to more involved training sessions.


There had been 12 accidents involving staff, 3 of which involved staff being off work for 7 days or more as a result. There were 15 near miss or verbal threat incidents. 4 accidents had occurred involving members of the public. The figures showed a reduction from those of the previous year.


Responding to queries raised by members of the Panel, David confirmed that:-

·       reception areas had been modified ready for re-opening after COVID-19, with partitions in place to encourage correct social distancing;

·       future reports would indicate whether accidents had occurred in the Moorlands;

·       Heads of Service had been trained on Mental Health awareness and that there would be ‘Mental Health 1st Aiders’ in place among the workforce to ‘Triage’ any potential cases;

·       Radon Gas – all council-owned buildings were tested for this, but none was detected in Staffs Moorlands buildings.


RESOLVED – That the report be NOTED.