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FOI 14352

Fire Safety

Request


1. Smoke
Safety Mask


a. Has
the Council purchased any “Smoke Safety Masks” in the last 5 years? A ”Smoke Safety Mask” is a mask that is worn to prevent smoke inhalation and provide clean/filtered air to the wearer in the event of a fire escape or smoke hazard. A picture example of a
“Smoke Safety Mask” is attached:










b. Ifnthe answer is “Yes” for question 1 (i) how many did the Council purchase (ii) from whom did they purchase and (iii) at what price per unit? (iii) were these purchases for residential housing or other facilities or buildings owned or controlled by the Council?


2. Housing
and Residential Stock


a) How many residential buildings does the Council have in its housing stock?


b) How many of those in a) are towers rather than residential houses?


c) Please confirm if there are additional housing/towers within the ownership/control of a housing authority and provide the name of the relevant housing authorities?


3. Fire Incidents


a) How many fire incidents occurred in the housing stock owned/controlled by the Council in the last 3 years?


b) What were the number of (a) injuries and (b) deaths as a result of the incidents reported in a).


3. Contact
Names


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


a. Head
of Health and Safety and the person responsible for ensuring health and safety compliance of the Council’s housing stock?


b. Person responsible for ensuring fire
safety compliance of building within ownership/control of the Council?


c. Head
of Housing


d. Head
ofFacilities Management

Response



You have requested the following information:

1. Smoke Safety Mask


a. Has the Council purchased any "Smoke Safety Masks" in the last 5 years? A "Smoke Safety Mask" is a mask that is worn to prevent smoke inhalation and provide clean/filtered air to the wearer in the event of a fire escape or smoke hazard. A picture example of a "Smoke Safety Mask" is attached:

None purchased


b. If the answer is "Yes" for question 1 (i) how many did the Council purchase (ii) from whom did they purchase and (iii) at what price per unit? (iii) were these purchases for residential housing or other facilities or buildings owned or controlled by the Council?


2. Housing and Residential Stock


a) How many residential buildings does the Council have in its housing stock?

The council has 2487 properties in its Housing Stock.

b) How many of those in a) are towers rather than residential houses?

3 High Rise Blocks are owned by the Council along with many other below this level. The three high rises are listed below.
Masefield Court, Victoria Road, CM14 5EF – 12 floors – 50 flats.
Gibraltar House, The Drive, Warley, CM13 3AZ – 13 Floors – 54 Flats
Drake House, Sir Francis Way, CM14 4TG – 8 Floors - 44 flats


c) Please confirm if there are additional housing/towers within the ownership/control of a housing authority and provide the name of the relevant housing authorities?

None

3. Fire Incidents


a) How many fire incidents occurred in the housing stock owned/controlled by the Council in the last 3 years?

We have had 3 fires in the last 3 years.

b) What were the number of (a) injuries and (b) deaths as a result of the incidents reported in a).

No deaths or injuries were caused during these fires.

3. Contact Names


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


a. Head of Health and Safety and the person responsible for ensuring health and safety compliance of the Council's housing stock?

David Wellings – Corporate Health and Safety Manager
Donald Young – Compliance manager for Housing Stock

b. Person responsible for ensuring fire safety compliance of building within ownership/control of the Council?

Donald Young

c. Head of Housing

Angela Abbott

d. Head of Facilities Management

John Chance