Report of the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection updating them on changes to the Risk Register.
There was a discussion on the Red Risk associated with the Workplace Traffic Management and it was agreed that any action that could be taken, both long and short term was vitally important to reduce the risk to market users. Measures that were discussed that could be introduced included requiring the trucks to be certified, establishing one training provider for certification of drivers and the trial of barriers in certain areas. It was noted however that the responsibility for the training, management and supervision of Forklift Truck Drivers lay with the individual businesses which employed them. It was further felt that although the risk may be reduced by preventative action, it was incorrect to say that the impact of such an accident taking place could also be reduced.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.