Agenda and decisions

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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

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The committee resolved that the minutes held on 26 March 2024 be approved as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )

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Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker and you will be asked to speak before Councillors debate the issue.

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Health and Safety Policies pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider and approve Health and Safety policies.

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After considering and discussing the report and appendices the Committee:  


1.      Noted that the Retention of Records Policy will now be reported to the Scrutiny for Corporateand Resources committee as part of the ongoing review of the corporate records retention policy. The Executive Director suggested that once finalised an Information Sheet be sent to all Members to provide an overview of the final policy.


2.     Approve the following policies:

·                Working Alone Policy 

·                Radon Policy 

·                Hand Arm Vibration Policy  

·                Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Policy  

·                Driving your Personal Vehicle for Work Policy 

·                Supporting Wellbeing, Work Related Stress Policy.


HR Policies pdf icon PDF 390 KB

To receive an update on HR Policies.

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The Committee after considering the refreshed Career Break Policy agreed to approve the:

·       Homeworking Policy


Workforce Update pdf icon PDF 615 KB

To note the presentation on an update on workforce.

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Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To consider the committee forward programme.

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The committee considered and agreed the workplan for the next meeting.