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Roles and responsibilities

The city council as an employer and landlord has legal duties that must be complied with, to ensure the health and safety of its employees and those that are affected by its day to day activities.

Further information

Every employee has a responsibility in law for the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.  These duties and responsibilities are recognised by the city council, who have agreed and set out policies and procedures to ensure that health and safety is considered in the management of all its services.

The council, through its policies and procedures and by consultation with it employees, aims to develop a culture of shared responsibility.

Employees are encouraged to accept this responsibility, but also to recognise the limits of their own competence and where necessary obtain advice from the council’s health and safety services.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • set out the responsibilities of the city mayor, the executive and officers of the city council who have specific responsibilities for health and safety

  • explain the arrangements for consultation on health, safety and welfare


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