Grenfell

Reference: 

1016

Request detail: 

am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

 

ALL the following questions relate to the time period in the immediate aftermath of the publication of Grenfell Inquiry Phase 1 recommendations on 30th October 2019 to present day. 

1. As required by the Grenfell recommendations, how many owners/managers of a high-rise residential building have confirmed to you they have carried out regular inspections of any lifts that are designed to be used by firefighters in an emergency? 

b) And reported these monthly as required?

2. Has your fire and rescue service developed any policies for handling a large number of Fire Survival Guidance calls simultaneously?

3. How many owners/managers of high-rise buildings have provided your local fire and rescue service with up-to-date plans in both paper and electron form of every floor of the building identifying the location of key fire safety systems?

4. How many owners/managers of high-rise buildings have provided your fire and rescue service confirmation that there is a premises information box which contains a copy of the up-to-date floor plans and information about personal evacuation plans for residents who may struggle to do so.

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find responses below.

  1. As required by the Grenfell recommendations, how many owners/managers of a high-rise residential building have confirmed to you that they have carried out regular inspections of any lifts that are designed to be used by firefighters in an emergency

All 5 owners/managers of a high-rise residential buildings in Shropshire have confirmed that they do not have firefighting lifts.

                b) And reported these monthly as required?

N/A

2.   Has your fire and rescue service developed any policies for handling a large number of Fire Survival Guidance calls simultaneously?

The alliance we currently have with Hereford & Worcester allows us to increase capacity of calls handled, as calls overflow to their control room and vice versa,  we are able to log into each other’s system and create incidents. 

There is currently an ongoing priority piece of work with Hereford & Worcester to introduce further measures to support large numbers of calls following the Grenfell report phase 1. Shropshire Fire Control are also working with other agencies and fire control rooms on a national scale, introducing measures to alert all agencies via radio of large scale incidents and call volumes. This is to support overflow calls to other fire controls or calls received by other agencies such as Police or Ambulance, making them aware of the incident and any guidance being given.

  1. How many owners/managers of high-rise buildings have provided your local fire and rescue service with up-to-date plans in both paper and electron form of every floor of the building identifying the location of key fire safety systems?

All 12 (note this figure includes the 5 high rise residential buildings) of the owners/managers of high-rise buildings in Shropshire have provided us with up-to-date plans in electronic format of every floor of the building.

  1. How many owners/managers of high-rise buildings have provided your fire and rescue service confirmation that there is a premises information box which contains a copy of the up-to-date floor plans and information about personal evacuation plans for residents who may struggle to do so.

All 5 owners/managers of a high-rise residential buildings in Shropshire have confirmed the location of their Premises Information Boxes containing floor plans and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been handled, you can complain or request an internal review of the decision. This must be done within 40 working days of receiving this response. You can do this by writing to the Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, St. Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2HJ or email: enquiries@shropshirefire.gov.uk

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:   

Information Commissioner's Office   

Wycliffe House   

Water Lane   

Wilmslow   

Cheshire  

SK9 5AF  

Telephone: 0303 123 1113  

Website: www.ico.gov.uk 

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

Responded: 

Friday, 17 July, 2020

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