Electrical Safety Policy
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In March 2019, Brentwood Borough Council were subject to a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) review into all compliance areas. As part of this review, the Council were found to be effectively managing the risk across all areas of compliance but had areas requiring improvement in relation to electrical safety.
The Housing Department began working alongside the HSE to improve the Council’s compliance position, taking advice and guidance from them on what was required to improve the management of these areas of responsibility.
One main area of focus was the request to implement an electrical policy which would be available to the whole housing department. Included as Appendix A to the report is the proposed policy.
A motion was MOVED by Cllr Mrs Pearson and SECONDED by Cllr Russell to agree the recommendations in the report.
Following a discussion a vote was taken and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY that: Members are asked to:
R1. To approve the Electrical Safety Policy included as Appendix A.
Reasons for Recommendation
To ensure that the Housing Department has documentation to support the delivery of electrical safety in buildings and residents homes, and to comply with the social housing regulator’s expectations.
Publication date: 16/07/2021
Date of decision: 05/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 05/07/2021 - Environment, Enforcement & Housing Committee