Council meetings

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 Civic Suite, London SE6 4RU

Contact: Clare Weaser 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 25 KB



RESOLVED     that the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Safety Committee, which was open to the press and public, held on 31 October 2016 be confirmed and signed.





Declaration of interests pdf icon PDF 237 KB



There were no declarations.





Corporate Health and Safety Team update pdf icon PDF 543 KB







































Mr Austin said that the summary reports of directorate statistics were included in the agenda, and following an email sent to all members, there were no additional items tabled for discussion.


The Health and Safety Board had been held the week before this Committee and there had not been any issues regarding Health and Safety from a non-employer perspective. However, he advised members that subjects discussed included:


  • Schools recording of Health and Safety incidents is improving. Incidents of violence and aggression statistics were been monitored; officers did not have any specific concerns to report
  • Asbestos in older Council buildings from an employer perspective – are being monitored as this remains a risk
  • Health and Safety Policies due for annual renewal were updated.


Councillor Handley asked whether officer monitoring of asbestos would include Lewisham Homes and Brockley PFI.

Mr Austin said not directly as they are managed by contractors and under the contractual agreement the relevant contractor would be responsible. He gave the example of when there was a fire in Marine Towers, Lewisham Homes are a Limited company, and were responsible for Health and Safety regulations of the building.


Councillor Handley asked who would be responsible if asbestos, for example, was found in properties that were being managed; would the contractor be responsible or would Lewisham approve money for the work required. Mr Austin said that he thought that it would be in the management contract but he would check.







































RESOLVED that the report be noted and the action outlined above be undertaken by appropriate officers.