The Cabinet had before it a report * from the Corporate Manager for Property, Leisure and Climate Change reviewing the way in which the Council manages its play area risk assessments and safety inspections.
1. The current risk assessments and safety inspections frequency were considered adequate to meet the Council’s responsibilities and for individual pieces of play equipment to be identified on the Risk Assessment forms.
2. Digital transformation of the current inspection method would make the task more efficient and that implementation of a process would be expedited.
(Proposed by Cllr C Slade and seconded by Cllr S Penny)
Reason for the decision - The Council must have an inspection and maintenance regime for its play areas as stated within the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) to ensure the health and safety of users, as far as reasonably practicable.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the minutes.