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Joint Consultative Board (Non-Teaching)
31 Aug 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests

Documents

Agenda

Agenda
Councillors
Standard Items
Representing APT&C Staff

Representing APT&C Staff

M Ferguson (and 5 APT&C Staff)


Representing Manual Workers

Representing Manual Workers

Manual Spokesperson (and 4 Representatives of Manual Trade Unions)


Recording of Meeting
This meeting will be recorded for subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Committee Services at: democratic-services@renfrewshire.gov.uk or telephone 0141 618 7112.

 

To find the recording please follow the link which will be attached to this agenda once the meeting has concluded.

 

Prior to the commencement of the meeting the Chair intimated that this meeting would be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast on the Council's internet site.
Hybrid Meeting
Please note that this meeting is scheduled to be held in the Council Chambers.  However, it is a hybrid meeting and arrangements have been made for members to join the meeting remotely should they wish.
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Section 1
Consider the appointment of a Chairperson for this meeting.
1
It was proposed and agreed that Councillor Doig chair the meeting.

 

DECIDED: That Councillor Doig chair the meeting.

2 Apologies
Apologies from members.
L Kilicaslan, Senior Manager for CAH Services, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership; L Cameron (UNISON).
3 Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
2

There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to health, safety and wellbeing issues since the previous meeting of the JCB (Non- Teaching) on 30 March 2022.

 

The report advised that a risk-based review of all policies and guidance documents was under way, it would prioritise a refresh of the documents in line with statutory compliance as well as business needs.

         

The report intimated that the Corporate Health and Safety Committee met on 16 June 2022. The Committee members had consulted on wellbeing and Display Screen Equipment issues as well as discussing other issues including service’s annual reports.

 

Online training had been undertaken on a case-by-case basis as well as Toolbox Talks on-site, this included fire safety and accident investigation.

 

 

The revised sleeping risk fire risk assessment had been adopted by the Health & Social Care Partnership and Children ’s Services for their respective properties.  Strathclyde Fire and Rescue had been involved in the process.

 

The Health and Safety team continued to produce health and wellbeing guidance and campaigns to support the workforce. Further discussions were ongoing as how best to provide information, guidance, and support to staff. A significant focus had been on working with OneRen on their forthcoming well-being day. 

 

There had been support for Building Services and Housing colleagues with needlestick injury training. This had been linked to the review of the Council’s blood borne virus risk assessment documentation.

 

The Health & Safety Team continued to work collaboratively with key stakeholders, to ensure risks were assessed, review policies and guidance, support front line services in the delivery of emergency and prioritised work,  evaluate contractor's and supplier's health and safety documentation when applying for contracts, respond to Freedom of Information requests and insurance claims, produce health and wellbeing guidance to support the workforce, and review all injury accidents occurring within the Council activity.

 

DECIDED: That the report be noted.

Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
3
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the number of grievances received.

 

The report provided information on grievances at both the informal and formal stages. The report indicated that there were a total of nine grievances as at August 2022, which was a increase of two cases since May  2022.

 

DECIDED: That the report be noted

Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
4
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the number of agency staff employed within the Council as of July 2022 and detailed the capacity and services in which they were engaged.

 

The report advised that as of July 2022, there were 57 Agency Workers employed across all services and 92 Agency Workers employed across Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership and this was a reduction of 15 workers since May 2022.

 

DECIDED: That the report be noted

The next meeting of the JCB (Non-Teaching) is scheduled to be held at 3.00pm on 9 November 2022.
5
DECIDED: That it be noted that the date of the next meeting of the JCB (Non- Teaching) was scheduled to be held at 3pm on 9 November 2022.

 

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Section 2
Section 3 Heading
Section 3
Section 4 Heading
Section 4

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
No apology information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Absence
No absentee information has been recorded for the meeting.

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Councillor Chris Gilmour4,5,6Transparency Statement - declared a connection due to being a member of a union.Non-PecuniaryObjective test applied and remained in the meeting to take part in any discussion or vote on these items.
Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes4,5,6Transparency Statement - declared a connection due to being a member of a union.Non-PecuniaryObjective test applied and remained in the meeting to take part in any discussion or vote on these items.
Councillor Sam Mullin4,5,6Transparency Statement - declared a connection due to being a member of a union.Non-PecuniaryObjective test applied and remained in the meeting to take part in any discussion or vote on these items.

Visitors

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