Education Site Incidents

FOI Number: 21126

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Freedom of Information

Published on 20 January 2022

Ref: FOI/21126

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 19th November 2021

Please find below a summary of our findings.

Request.

The number of incidents reported to the fire and rescue service which had involved any part of buildings collapsing on school and sixth-form sites (council and academies, independent and state), or if this is not captured in this way, then the next recognised category/categories ‘up’ that you think this might fall under (e.g. something like ‘making structures safe’/’rescue’ or ‘education’ sites).
I’d be grateful primarily for this information for 2021 so far and for 2020. If it doesn’t exceed the max resources you can allocate to this, I’d be grateful for 2019 and 2018 as well.

Then on top of that, if this also doesn’t exceed the resource limit, secondly, I’d be grateful for a list of the actual names, or failing that the street and postcode, of the sites attended, working backwards from the most recent to the start of 2020.

Reply

Please see attached.

We have provided statistics at ward level in case our specific detail highlights structural deficiencies that might make premises more vulnerable to criminal activity. Therefore, specific postal addresses of incidents are exempt under section 38 Health and Safety of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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