foi-entry/19093/

Ref: FOI/19093

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 21st July 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

  • THE NUMBER OF CARE FACILITIES WITHIN THE FIRE SERVICE AREA, FOR CLARITY I REQUIRE THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL AND NURSING HOMES THAT YOU HAVE LISTED ON YOUR RECORDS FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 2018 – MARCH 2019.

Reply

4020

Request

  • THE NUMBER OF ROUTINE INSPECTIONS UNDERTAKEN AT THESE PREMISES APRIL 2018 – MARCH 2019

Reply

159

  • THE NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS UNDERTAKEN FOLLOWING A COMPLAINT APRIL 2018 – MARCH 2019

Reply

We have received 537 complaints from April 2018 to March 2019 for residential and nursing homes, each property has an individual file and we will have to locate, retrieve and extract the information from each one. I estimate that above request will exceed the appropriate time limit set under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to fulfil your request. Therefore the information you have requested is exempt under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you wish for us to proceed with supplying you the information, we will have to issue you a fee notice which will have to be paid in full before we release the information.  Please advise us at your earliest conveniences if you would like to be issue a fee notice.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

foi-entry/19083/

Ref: FOI/19083

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 3rd July 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Require info on whether fire safety assessment conducted by wmfs on a commercial premises and outcome.
Muther ltd
14 Rea south st
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6lb

Reply

West Midlands Fire Service does not complete fire safety assessments.  Data collected during Fire Safety Audits or other fire service activities is only available to the owner/occupier of the property or solicitors, insurance companies and loss adjusters who are acting on behalf owner/occupier you will need provide proof of ownership/occupation before we carry out any checks for documents.

However if you are in process of purchasing/ renting the property please find links below with further advice and guidance.

https://www.wmfs.net/our-services/fire-safety/#

https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

Missing Fire Barriers – 19042

Ref: FOI/19042

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 5th April 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Has your fire service encountered issues in the past five years with missing fire barriers (aka fire socks, cavity barriers, fire-resistant barriers) in residential properties/homes (flats, tower blocks, terraced housing, whole developments)? This could be via inspections or via attending to fires where it is later discovered that fires spread due to missing/inadequately fitted fire cavity barriers and/or missing fire socks in the roof space

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you encountered missing fire barriers in residential properties? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure  

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you issued a public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement) due to missing fire barriers? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure 

Reply

Nil

Request

How many times in the last five years have you issued a public notice in more than one home/across a whole housing development related to poorly fitted/missing fire barriers? If you cannot give exact figures, please give an estimate, a range, or a minimum/”at least” figure  

Reply

Nil

Request

What was the largest number of homes affected by any one public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requester. Information concerning public notice (enforcement, alteration, prohibition/restriction, improvement  can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

http://www.cfoa.org.uk/

Under the “ I am looking for” please click on “registers” and then click on “Enforcement register” then half way down the page under subtitle “ How do I access register?” please click on “register search” this will direct to you to page which will allow to filter the register to your specification.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

 

Fire Safety Inspectors – 18176

Ref: FOI/18176

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 16th December 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

Please can I request the following information:

Within your Protection / Business Fire Safety / Technical Fire Safety department –

  1. Do you employ green book inspectors?
  2. Do you employ grey book inspectors?
  3. Do you employ grey book managers?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our Fire Safety Officers can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

https://www.wmfs.net/foi-entry/staff-dedicated-to-inspecting-and-auditing-fire-safety-17080/

Request

  1. Do you employ green book managers?

Reply

WMFS has no green book Fire Safety Manager.

Request

If you employ both green book and grey book inspectors –

  1. What is the salary range of each role?

Reply

This information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably accessible to the requestor. Information concerning our green and grey salaries can be found on West Midlands Fire Service website at the following link:

https://www.fbu.org.uk/pay-rates.

Request

If you employ both green book and grey book managers –

  1. What is the salary range of each role?

Reply

The salary scale for green book Fire Safety Officer is Technical 1 A – 35229 – 37107 pa

If you have any queries about this Freedom of Information request, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: https://ico.org.uk/ or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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