Fire safety

Requests relating to fire safety at work, fire safety in the home and in the community.

Enforcement actions and prosecutions

Received: 

Monday, 21 October, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear Freedom of Information Officer, 

Please could you tell me how many, in each of the past 10 financial years (2009-2019) years:

1. Enforcement notices have been issued

2. Prohibition notices have been issued

3. Prosecutions instigated.

Please could this be broken down on a yearly basis and according to each type of enforcement action.

 

Evacuation in HRRBs

Received: 

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019

Responded: 

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019

Request detail: 

We are collecting information about what measures Fire and Rescue Services are taking to address the risk of serious compartmentation failure in high rise residential buildings (HRRBs) since the Grenfell Tower Fire of 14 June 2017.

Below is the information we would like to obtain from you under the Freedom of Information Act.

Electric Blanket Fires

Received: 

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019

Responded: 

Monday, 4 November, 2019

Request detail: 

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act

How many fires caused by faulty electric blankets have been reported to your service in 2015?

How many fires caused by faulty electric blankets have been reported to your service in 2016?

How many fires caused by faulty electric blankets have been reported to your service in 2017?

How many fires caused by faulty electric blankets have been reported to your service in 2018?

How many fires caused by faulty electric blankets have been reported to your service in 2019?

Fire Safety in Care Homes

Received: 

Friday, 23 August, 2019

Responded: 

Friday, 20 September, 2019

Request detail: 

Dear FOI officer,

I am doing some research into fire safety in care homes. Please can you answer the following for the years 2018 and 2019 so far:

How many compliance checks did the fire service carry out in care homes?

How many of those resulted in no action being taken?

How many of those resulted in written confirmation of work which may be required?

How many of those resulted in action plans being issued?

How many of those resulted in enforcement notices being issued?

How many of those resulted in prohibition notices being issued?

RRO

Received: 

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

Responded: 

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Request detail: 

As per the Freedom of Information Act I wish to request the following information:-

1)            The number of prosecutions/convictions for offences under Article 32 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for the period between 1 October 2006- March 31 2009.

2)            The number of acquittals for offences under Article 32 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for the period between 2006-2009.

Fire Safety & Hotels

Received: 

Monday, 1 October, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 29 October, 2018

Request detail: 

Hello, I’d like to submit this FOI request and would be grateful if you could look into it.

**The term “hotel” is used here to describe a licenced business accommodating guests overnight. (please advise if this term does not match up with the way your records are kept under your section 16 duties to advise and assist requesters and let me know a suitable alternative)

1)    Please can you tell me how many fire safety inspections were carried out by your fire authority on hotels in the financial years:

a.       2014-15

b.       2015-16

c.       2016-17

Fire Safety

Received: 

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Responded: 

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Request detail: 

I request disclosure of information under the freedom of information act.

1.       Please could you state the total number of recorded Fatal Fires involving Telecare call handling issues during each of the last 5 financial years (2013/14, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018). If it is possible within the cost and time limit, please could you provide some detail on the Telecare handling issues identified by the brigade in each fatal fire.

Fire Safety - officers, audits, enforcement notices

Received: 

Wednesday, 6 June, 2018

Responded: 

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Request detail: 

How many fire safety officers have you employed for each of the last five years?

How much has this cost the authority in each of the last five years?

How many fire safety audits have you completed over each of the last five years?
Of these how many resulted in improvement and enforcement notices?

Waking watch

Received: 

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018

Responded: 

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018

Request detail: 

Could you please detail how many buildings in your area are subject to a watching wake or fire watch? 

Please detail whether they are owned by private landlords or the local authority. What type of buildings are they, domestic, commercial etc?

Please disclose the same figure for this time last year? 

Please disclose the exact duties that the fire watch covers and why the decision was made to make use of a waking watch. 

What is the cost of this service?

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