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									                           BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

                REPORT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ENVIRONMENT.

                                   REPORT TO COUNCIL

                                      29 March 2006


ITEM DESCRIPTION


  1.0       OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ANNUAL
            PERFORMANCE REPORT & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH &
            SAFETY STRATEGY




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1.0      PURPOSE OF THE REPORT

         To present the Occupational Health and Safety 1st Annual Performance Report and the
         Occupational Health and Safety Strategy.

2.0      BACKGROUND

         The public reporting of health and safety performance by organisations is one of the key
         recommendations in the Governments revitalising health and safety strategy produced by
         the Health and Safety Commission (HSC). The HSC acknowledge the production of an
         annual occupational health and safety report as a fundamental requirement in health and
         safety management.

3.0      OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 1st ANNUAL PERFORMANCE
         REPORT

3.1      The Occupational Health and Safety Annual Performance Report attached advises
         Council of the progress made, with the implementation of occupational health and safety
         requirements, in accordance with the key objectives adopted by the Occupational Health
         and Safety Forum, during the period April 2004 to September 2005.

3.2      Bridgend County Borough Council has put considerable effort into its occupational health
         and safety activities over the past few years, including investing in additional specialist
         advisers, health and safety training, improved health and safety management structure and
         documentation. This annual performance report enables Bridgend County Borough Council
         to communicate how this effort is improving health and safety in its services.

4.0      OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STRATEGY

         Complimenting the annual performance report is an occupational health and safety strategy
         attached. This document details the key corporate occupational health and safety issues
         facing the council during the period 2005/2006 and beyond. It aims over time to enable the
         full implementation of the corporate health and safety policy statement and will form the
         basis of the annual planning and review processes. The strategy document is intended to
         be a fluid document and to that end will be subject to periodic review and, if necessary
         amended.

5.0      RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1      It is recommended that: Council approve the Occupational Health and Safety Annual
         Performance Report and the Occupational Health and Safety Strategy.




R-G JONES
Executive Director - Environment
23 March 2006


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CONTACT OFFICER

IRIS WEBB
Occupational Health and Safety Manager

Tel: 01656 643682 e-mail: webbim@bridgend.gov.uk




BACKGROUND PAPERS

None




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