Can a Councillor be the Council's Safety Officer?
We do have need to carry out risk assessments at times, although this has not actually been done most of the time. Our Clerk has little experience of H&S and no training. The (newly formed) HR committee has discovered that one of our Councillors is fully qualified in H&S through his job. I firmly believe that we should use the skills our Councillors possess and he is happy to act as our H&S officer, with Council approval of course and if this is allowed.
Before HR Committee puts this suggestion to the Clerk (who will probably not be in favour of it) we need to definitely know if it is allowed.