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A request for information about Staff Sick Leave -17089


Ref: FOI/17089


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 22nd August 2017

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I would like to make a request to under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each year since 2010:

– how many staff have taken sick leave due to work-related stress;

– what proportion of the entire workforce is that;

– how many working hours/days have been lost due to work-related stress?


West Midlands Fire Service start recording data for work related stress from 2013 therefore we have supplied data from 2013 to 2017 please see below table.

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
No of people 7 8 4 8 1
Working days lost 267 285 123 230 3
% of workforce 0.33 0.38 0.19 0.41 0.05

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 4HW

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