Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Cabinet Meeting: 21st September 2011


Report of the Cabinet Member for Human Resources & Equalities


Health and Safety Annual Report 2010 / 2011


Purpose of the Report

1.         To advise Cabinet of the Council's published health and safety annual report.


2.         That Cabinet endorse the content of the annual report and support the priorities

for 2011 / 2012.

Reasons for the Recommendations

3.         To show that the Council appreciates the need to monitor and improve health and

safety performance.



4.         The law requires us to monitor our arrangements for controlling health and safety

risks; it does not require us to include health and safety information in any published

reports.  However, it is good practice to do so and shows we appreciate the need to

monitor and improve health and safety performance.


Relevant Issues and Options

6.         Managing corporate risks is a key issue for all organisations and the Council must have systems in place to manage them.


7.         The health and safety information in the annual report demonstrates our commitment to effective health and safety risk management.  It shows we are alert to the need to monitor and improve our health and safety performance.


8.         The health and safety annual report measures the Council's progress against its Strategy and identified health and safety priorities for the forthcoming year.


9.         Future annual reports will allow comparisons to be made to previous years to

ensure we are continually improving.


Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

7.         Any financial implications will be met from within existing budgets. 


Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.         Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the Council has a duty protect the health, safety and welfare of its employees.


Crime and Disorder Implications

9.         There are no direct Crime and Disorder implications as a result of this report.


Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.       There are no direct Equal Opportunities implications as a result of this report.


Corporate/Service Objectives

11.       Protecting the health, safety and welfare of all employees will have an impact

throughout all areas of the Corporate / Service Objectives.


Policy Framework and Budget

12.       This report is a matter for Executive decision by the Cabinet.


Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.       The Annual Report has been endorsed by Corporate Management Team.


Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.       Corporate Resources.


Background Papers

Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974


Contact Officer

Andrea Davies - Corporate Health & Safety Officer Tel: 01446 709361


Officers Consulted

Corporate Management Team


Responsible Officer:

Sian Davies

Director of Finance, ICT & Property