Decision details

Parking CEO's Replacement HHCT, Bodycams & Radios (WL)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment, Cabinet Member - Finance and Efficiency

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Refresh of end of life Hand Held Computers, to issue Parking PCNs, and body worn cameras and radio equipment essential to ensure H&S of Parking CEOs by reducing incidents physical and verbal abuse.

Decision:

The Cabinet Members agree to fully approve the capital budget as set out below, to enable the replacement Civil Enforcement Officers equipment;

 

  £50k for the replacement of hand held computer terminals.

  £25k for the replacement of body worn video cameras.

  £28k for the replacement of radios.

Reasons for the decision:

The replacement of the equipment outlined in this report ensures that the Council can fulfil its requirements to manage traffic as outlined within the Traffic Management Act (2014) and issue PCNs where appropriate. This encourages motorist’s compliance with parking restrictions and supports the delivery of objectives in the Council’s adopted transport policies.

The replacement of the CEO equipment is essential for the Wellbeing, Health & Safety of the CEO’s and vital for the prevention of contraventions in B&NES.

Alternative options considered:

Continue with current equipment and don’t replace – This option has been rejected for the following reasons –

The current equipment is now unreliable and end of line and due to its daily use and exposure to the weather and increasing number of units is no longer functioning and repairs are not cost effective. This places staff at risk of unable to carry out their job roles, if the service is unable to provide all staff with a fully functional unit, thus reducing income to the Council.

 

Postpone the upgrade for a defined period of time –

This option has been rejected for the reasons set out above.

Publication date: 12/02/2018

Date of decision: 12/02/2018

Effective from: 20/02/2018

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