Report of the Managing Director
The Managing Director submitted a report (previously circulated) updating Members on the approach to and outcomes from the Council’s Risk Management processes.
It was reported that Risk Management was an essential part of effective and efficient management and planning and it strengthened the ability of the Council to achieve its objectives and enhance the value of the services provided.
It was also reported that positive progress continued to be made within the Authority regarding the management of key strategic risks and the submitted report outlined the work undertaken by Officers to manage operational risks.
The submitted report outlined these risks which are plotted on to a standard likelihood and impact matrix with reference to the management controls in place and working; and detailed progress made on improvement actions for those risks that had been identified as above the ‘risk appetite line’.
Particular reference was made to the operational risk outcomes highlighted in the submitted report and in particular the risks associated with COVID-19 and services had reviewed their risk assessments to ensure Government guidance was being followed in relation to COVID-19 and identified any new hazards and risks that may be present due to changes in work activities.
RESOLVED – That the Mid Year Risk Management report be noted.