The Cabinet had before it a * report of the Group Manager for Property and Commercial Assets providing an update on the procedures for ensuring compliance with managing the risk of Legionella
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Services outlined the contents of the report stating that the revised document sought to update procedures to ensure compliance under the Health and Safety Act. Remedial works for Legionella had been budgeted for in the General Fund for both corporate assets and the housing stock and that the policy supported the overarching Health and Safety Policy. The Corporate Property and Commercial Policy set out within the agenda pack meets the duty of care required and sets out how the Council will as far as is reasonable and practical take appropriate precautions to reduce the risk of ill health caused by exposure to Legionella.
Consideration was given to:
· The mechanism for routine checks in Council owned properties and the work undertaken by the Public Health Team with regard to sampling
· The routine inspections that took place in the Council owned Leisure Centres and the processes that would take place following the current period of lockdown
RESOLVED that the updated policy for the management of Legionella for both corporate and housing assets be adopted.
(Proposed by Cllr S J Clist and seconded by Cllr G Barnell)
Note *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.