Staffing and employment

Requests relating to staff numbers, structure charts, staff training, health and safety of staff, terms and conditions.

Exit Payments

Received: 

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020

Responded: 

Monday, 16 November, 2020

Request detail: 

To whom it may concern, 

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions:

1. Has your fire authority made any exit payments (also variously known as severance payments, redundancy payments and payoffs) to any individual, either within the local FRS or the authority itself, totalling more than £100,000 in 2018-19, 2019-20 or the current financial year to November 1st? 

2. If so please provide details eg 1 chief fire officer, received £150,000 in October 2020.

Remuneration when calculating holiday pay.

Received: 

Tuesday, 3 November, 2020

Responded: 

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020

Request detail: 

In 2017, the employment courts decided – in the case of Bear (Scotland) v Fulton – that employers were required to take into account all remuneration earned (including non-guaranteed overtime) when calculating holiday pay.

I wish to know the following:

(1)   Has your fire authority implemented this ruling?

(2)   If the answer to (1) is yes, what date was the ruling implemented?

(3)   If the answer to (1) is yes, was a collective agreement signed with the

Fire Brigades Union or any other representative body prior to implementation?

Senior Organisation Structure

Received: 

Thursday, 22 October, 2020

Responded: 

Monday, 16 November, 2020

Request detail: 

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information regarding your organisation.

Could you please provide up to date Names, Job Titles, telephone numbers and email addresses for the following;

Chief Fire Officer

Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning

Deputy Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning

Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Area Manager

Chief Information Officer

Chief Digital Officer

Senior Information Risk Owner

Mental Health

Received: 

Thursday, 10 September, 2020

Responded: 

Monday, 5 October, 2020

Request detail: 

I am messaging all fire services across the UK (based on the national fire chief website) in order to gather information for my dissertation/ research project.

I was wondering if you could answer (or forward me to the right person in order to answer the following questions):

•             Upon entry to the fire-brigade are there any psychometric tests to assess the mental stability of individuals regarding the stressors of exposure to trauma? (past mental health history, any current issues etc)

Medical Training

Received: 

Tuesday, 18 August, 2020

Responded: 

Friday, 21 August, 2020

Request detail: 

Qu1. What was the organisation’s annual spend on medical training during during the most recently available financial year?

How much was spent on which level of medical training?

Qu2. Is the organisations medical training (either in part or whole) provided by a commercial enterprise, if yes, what was the annual spend on commercially delivered medical training during the most recently available financial year?

Personal Data, SARs

Received: 

Wednesday, 22 July, 2020

Responded: 

Monday, 17 August, 2020

Request detail: 

I’d like to exercise my rights under the Freedom of Information Act and make a request to know the following: 

Can I please have your records concerning the sales of personal data from 2019 and 2020, including trading partners and money earned from transactions?

Please can I have your records concerning the determining the price of personal data, for sales and sharing for the time period January 2019- Present. 

Positive Action Taster Days

Received: 

Saturday, 25 July, 2020

Responded: 

Tuesday, 18 August, 2020

Request detail: 

Please provide legal advice which states that your days such as:

https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/event/wholetime-firefighter-taster-day...

are not in breach of equality law. My view is that this is positive discrimination not positive action and as such I intend to make a formal complaint in that you are not welcoming me to this session based on the colour of my skin.

Taster Days

Received: 

Friday, 24 July, 2020

Responded: 

Monday, 3 August, 2020

Request detail: 

Hi

I've noticed you have "Taster Days" for LGBT, BLACK, ASIAN AND WOMEN.

Could you please tell me through the freedom of information act if you have any white, straight male days.

Thank you in advance.

Mental Health

Received: 

Monday, 8 June, 2020

Responded: 

Thursday, 9 July, 2020

Request detail: 

I am currently researching how the mental health of firefighters across the UK, affects the fire service as a whole. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you could assist me with several questions. If, however, this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

-       Total number of sick days taken by individual on call and retained

firefighters for any reason, within the years 2016-2020.

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