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FOI 7652

Annual Expenditure on Personal Protective Equipment and Suppliers

Request

Annual Expenditure on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and List of PPE Suppliers

Can you please provide me with the following information under a Freedom of Information Request. This is to identify your total PPE spend and the breakdowns of this spend into specific PPE groups and by their suppliers.

Mandatory Data

· List of Preferred PPE Suppliers that your organisation purchases from - including the company name of the Supplier (Vendor)

· Total Annual PPE Spend for last financial year

· Contact Names and details of your organisations' Purchasers of PPE (including purchaser department or named individual email address)

Optional Data (provided within FOI Appropriate Limit)

· Total Annual PPE spend for last financial year broken down by individual PPE Supplier

· Total Annual PPE spend for last financial year broken down by your own Expenditure Area (e.g. department, region or service)

· Breakdown of PPE Expenditure (including the quantities purchased where known) categorised by the following PPE groups in relation to RA3 Field Staff PPE Provision (or similar groupings); as detailed in the table below.


Hi-Vis Coat (for cold/adverse weather condition use)

BS EN 471 Specification for high-visibility warning clothing - Class 3

Require protection against weather hazards, e.g. waterproof, thermal protection


Hi-Vis Jacket (for general use)

BS EN 471 Specification for high-visibility warning clothing - Class 3


Hi-Vis Waistcoat (suitable for off-road & on-road use)

BS EN 471 Specification for high-visibility warning clothing - Class 2


Hi-Vis Orange Jacket (suitable for railway use)

BS EN 471 Specification for high-visibility warning clothing - Class 3

Require protection against weather hazards, e.g. waterproof, thermal protection


Weather Protection Jacket

BS EN 340 General requirements for protective clothing

Require waterproof, thermal and breathable properties.


Cotton Boilersuit or Limited Life Coverall (Disposable Boiler Suit)

BS EN 340 General requirements for protective clothing

Required to act as a barrier for the body and clothing against general oils, liquids, fluids, mud and dusts.


Coastal Jacket/Safety Harness

BS EN 340 General requirements for protective clothing

Suitable for inshore and coastal use during warm seasons. Water resistant, breathable with

highly conspicuous features and lifejacket attachment tabs. May to include internal harness

- where not possible supply separate safety harness or lifejacket with harness properties.

Response

List of Preferred PPE Suppliers that your organisation purchases from - including the company name of the Supplier (Vendor) – We use various suppliers according to what we are buying, however, our main suppliers are Chelmsford Safety Suppliers and Build Base.

Total Annual PPE Spend for last financial year – Our Annual PPE spend for last financial year was approximately £120,000.

Contact Names and details of your organizations’ Purchasers of PPE (including purchaser department or named individual email address) – Mr Dean Carroll, Street Scene Department (which includes Waste, Street Care, Grounds, Housing Repairs, and Council Vehicle workshop), email address is dean.carroll@brentwood.gov.uk


Optional Data (provided within FOI Appropriate Limit)
To answer the optional questions detailed in your email would we estimate take us in excess of the applicable time limit to determine the appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the information in reference to your request. A lot of the information is held within an electronic Financial Management System which is no longer in use. This system was replaced due to its limitation on reporting and retrieving information in an efficient manner. Consequently, in order to provide the information on the scale that you have requested would require significant resources from officers here to identify an analyse the data available.