Health and Safety

Our Health and Safety Service is here to provide advice and support on all matters relating to health, safety and welfare in Argyll and Bute.

Our most commonly used policies and guidance are available below – for all other Health and Safety related matters or enquiries, please contact your Line Manager.

Argyll and Bute Managers have access to all our Health and Safety policies, Management Standards and guidance on the Health and Safety Sharepoint site (please note – this site is only accessible while logged in to the council network).

Corporate Health and Safety Policy

The Corporate policy sets out the Councils aims and objectives to keep a safe and healthy environment for Council employees and anyone else who could be affected by our work activities

Driving in bad weather guidance

Guidance on driving safely in bad weather conditions such as snow, ice, heavy rain, fog and at night

Driving at Work guidance

This guidance provides practical guidance for managing the risks associated with employees, members and volunteers who drive on council business

Lone working guidance

Some staff are required to work by themselves throughout the community without close or direct supervision, sometimes in isolated work areas or out of office hours. This Management Standard provides guidance on staying safe.

Smoking at work guidance

In accordance with legislation, Argyll and Bute Council has a total ban on smoking in all council properties, workplaces and vehicles

Moving and handling guidance

Guidance on moving and handling training and risk assessments to ensure the safety of staff and clients while at work