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FOI 11545

Winter Safety

Request

I make the following Freedom of Information Act request:

 1.      Ice Cleats

a.      Has the Council purchased any “Ice Cleats” in the last 3 years? An “Ice cleat” is a footwear accessory that is attached to shoes or boots to give added grip to prevent trips on snow or ice. A picture is attached showing an Ice Cleat.

 b.      If the answer is “Yes” for question 1, how many Ice Cleats did the City Council buy and who from?

 2.      Accidents

How many of your employees were injured last year due to slip, trips or falls  outdoors in icy/snowy conditions?

 3.      Contact Names

Please can you confirm the name and email address for the following:

a.      Head of Refuse Collection

b.      Head of Highways

c.       Head of Greenspaces/ Landscaping/ Grounds Maintenance

d.      Head of Facilities Management

e.      Head of Street Cleaning

f.        Head of Home Carers

g.      Head of Adult Care

h.      Head of Community Safety

i.        Head of Parking / Civil Enforcement Officers

j.        Head of Health and Safety

k.       Head of Procurement

l.        Stores Manager (i.e. buying stock and warehousing it for use by Council employees in the future).

m.    Head of Estates

n.      Chief Executive

Response

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request I have detailed the responses to your questions below:

• Has the Council purchased any "Ice Cleats" in the last 3 years? An "Ice cleat" is a footwear accessory that is attached to shoes or boots to give added grip to prevent trips on snow or ice. A picture is attached showing an Ice Cleat.  The Council has not purchased any Ice Cleats in the last three years
• How many of your employees were injured last year due to slip, trips or falls outdoors in icy/snowy conditions? There have been no slips/trips or falls outdoors in icy/snowy conditions in the last year.
• Confirming Names of Head of Services detailed below: the titles below do not exist in our Council or are not applicable – for instance Highways, Home Care, Adult Care etc are functions run by Essex County Council.  The contact of the Department that runs the Waste and Street Care and Parking services that is applicable to your FOI question is Street Scene and Parking and the Head of Service is Mr Roy Ormsby, email contact roy.ormsby@brentwood.gov.uk .  Our Head of Paid Service is Mr Phil Ruck, email contact phil.ruck@brentwood.gov.uk .  The officer that deals with procurement is Ms Jane Mitchell, email contact jane.mitchell@brentwood.gov.uk .  We do not have a stores manager, but the officer that deals with PPE for operational staff at our depot is Mr Dean Carroll, email contact dean.carroll@brentwood.gov.uk