The Committee will receive the mid-year Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience briefing detailing the data for the 9 months as at 1st January, 2018.
The Committee received the mid-year Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience briefing detailing the data for the 9 months as at 1st January, 2018.
The briefing, which was presented by Mr S Dobby (Head of Corporate Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience) outlined:
· The introduction from 5th February, 2018 of the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2018. This applied to secondary schools and the use of radioactive substances in science
· The provisional overview of accidents and incidents in relation to the Reporting of injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) reported by category and by Department/School
· The quarter 3 performance statistics against corporate health and safety indicators with comparisons to the previous quarter, to actuals for 2016/17 and to the targets for 2017/18
· The statistical data for the fourth quarter would be available from Monday 23rd April, 2018 and a full year report would be provided later in the year
In the ensuing discussion, the following matters were raised:
· It was noted that only Penistone Grammar school used radioactive substances in science lessons which were largely attributable to the 6th form
· It was suggested that it would be useful to have comparators for previous years in relation to the RIDDOR statistics
· There had been 515 days lost due to RIDDOR reportable accidents compared to 323 in the previous year. This was largely because there had been ‘complications’ following accidents rather than an increase in the number of accidents
· the Head of Service outlined the action taken following the report of an accident. There were no particular ‘hot spots’ although it was noted that schools had the largest number of reportable accidents
· it was pleasing to note that all corporate health and safety indicators were at 100% with the exception of Performance Indicator HS3 (Percentage of accidents where a risk assessment was recorded as being completed for the activity prior to the accident) – this was, however, an improvement from quarter 2 but regretfully fell just short of the target for the year
(i) that Mr Dobby (Head of Corporate Health, Safety and Emergency Resilience) be thanked for attending the meeting and for answering Members questions the report be received; and
(ii) that the report be received.