Number of inspections of school premises – 18087

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A request for information about number of inspections of school premises – 18087

Ref: FOI/18087

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 6th June 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request

I would like to request information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding fire inspections carried out by your service.

If possible, please could you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the last 10 calendar years, including the year to date:

The number of inspections of school premises carried out by fire service personnel

Reply

We only have readily access to 5 years data, please see below.

2013 – 2014 – 224 Schools inspected

2014 – 2015 – 194 Schools inspected

2015 – 2016 – 71 Schools inspected

2016 – 2017 – 92 Schools inspected

2017 – 2018 – 96 Schools inspected

The other information is stored on paper based filing system and will require each record to be checked individually therefore would exceed the appropriate time limit set under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to process that data will need to issue a Fee Notice which will be have paid in full before we release the information.  If you wish us to proceed with a fee notice please let us know at your earliest opportunity.

Request

The number of “Enforcement Notices” or “Prohibition Notices” served by the fire authority on any school premises – if possible, please provide brief details of the issue which was flagged up

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 the number of “Enforcement Notices” or “Prohibition Notices” served by the fire authority on any school premises on CFOA website at the following link:

http://www.cfoa.org.uk/11822

Request

The number of inspections of flats or tower blocks carried out by fire service personnel

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 how many fire safety audits have you completed over each of the last five years on gov uk website at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fire-statistics-data-tables#fire-prevention-and-protection

Request

The number of “Enforcement Notices” or “Prohibition Notices” served by the fire authority on any flat or tower block – if possible, please provide brief details of the issue which was flagged up

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 the number of “Enforcement Notices” or “Prohibition Notices” served by the fire authority on any flat or tower block on CFOA website at the following link:

http://www.cfoa.org.uk/11822

If you have any queries about this email, 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 4HWFurther 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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