To receive the Health & Safety Report and discuss next steps
and Clerk gave an overview of the circulated report, and
highlighted the overall recommendations and the list of
specific recommendations (75 in total). CB stated that he
had read the report in full and felt it was a quality
report. Due to the amount of work involved with addressing
the recommendations CB suggested that appointing a project
manager should be considered.
that he had read the report and shared it with his H&S
director at work and commented that some of the
recommendations were not applicable e.g. legionella – as the
Council does not have a cooling tower or air conditioning
there doesn’t pose a risk. A couple of other areas were
mentioned and GB suggested a second opinion.
that some of the recommendations were already in hand for
example tree inspections and play equipment.
FH stated that
we don’t know if the Parish Hall has water tanks as a survey
had not been undertaken and noted that this was the
that the Council and its Members would be liable if these
recommendations are not actioned. CB added that our
insurance cover would also require the Council to address
JA queried how
much a project manager would cost and stated that three
quotes would have to be sought.
TE stated that
we must have the electrical and gas certificates for Parish
Hall House as it’s a legal requirement at the time of
agreeing the tenancy.
NJ asked how
quickly the works needed to be addressed. It was agreed that
as most recommendations are high priority as soon as
SW & NJ felt
it was unfair to add this volume of workload on the Clerk
and proposed to employ an external project manager for the
safety of everyone.
and felt the report needed a sanity check.
discussed and agreed with a formal proposal from CB that the
Clerk would go through the recommendations and list which
tasks can be done internally and which tasks needed to be
outsourced. The outsourced work can be turned into a scope
of work upon which quotes can be received and brought back
to Council. SW seconded the proposal. Committee agreed.
GB agreed to
share his external findings with the Clerk.