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FOI REQUEST: [CS incapacitant gas/spray; PAVA incapacitant gas/spray: training and safety precautions]

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In re: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Subject: CS incapacitant gas/spray; PAVA incapacitant gas/spray: training and safety precautions
My reference: DF/BA/FIN0200113
Your reference:
Date: 28 November 2020

DF/ba

Dear Cleveland Police,

I write to make a request for information, pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the 2000 Act"). I would be grateful if you could ensure that the above reference number is quoted with your replies.

I request that you provide me with the following information:

(1) Do you have a written policy, practice, order, direction or other document which sets out your policy on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray by your service members and/or staff? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current policy version, as well as copies of any version which has been in force at any time from 1 January 2018 to 28 November 2020.

(2) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020. Please note, I am not seeking disclosure of specific training materials or course content, but rather a relatively concise precis of the subject matter/content of the training.

(3) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on first aid etc. to be given following the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray in the event that the subject or any other person suffers an adverse reaction to the administration of the noxious substance (such as an allergic reaction, or the loss of or reduction in vision or visual acuity which does not correct promptly and without intervention, or difficulty with breathing, or anaphylaxis, or any other similar adverse reaction)? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020, as well as complete copies of all course materials which are deployed/used before, during or after the training.

(4) Do you keep records of incidents involving the deployment of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray where the subject or any other person has suffered an adverse reaction which has required the administration of any first aid etc. referenced in your answer to (3) and/or attention from a registered healthcare practitioner, such as a paramedic, doctor, or nurse? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide full particulars of the record media/content which would be completed and retained in such circumstances, as well as copies of any document templates etc. which are in use. Please note, I am not seeking information concerning any particular or specific "real" incident which might have transpired, but rather information concerning the information/datasets which you *would* collect following a relevant incident, as well as copies of the forms/paperwork templates, which would be used to gather/record that information/dataset.

Please provide your responses to this request (as well as any correspondence) in PDF file format with machine-readable text content (i.e. so the documents are compatible fully with accessibility software for a disabled person who needs documents to be read aloud by software, in order to 'read' the document contents). When providing your substantive response, please provide it as a single PDF file marked up with universal bates numbering, for ease of cross-referencing any subsequent FOI requests, or requests for clarification and/or comment.

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Froame

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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

Enquiry Ref: 12418/2020

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information dated 30th November 2020 and received by this office on that date.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request within 20 working days that is by 29th December 2020. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and would hope to contact you should this be the case.

Please note: Although every effort will be made to ensure a response is provided within statutory deadlines, due to current circumstances delays may be unavoidable. We apologise for any inconvenience and will endeavour to process your request as quickly as is practicable.

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Yours sincerely,

Information Rights Clerk
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
Email: [Cleveland Police request email]
 
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Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

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Dear Mr Froame,

Enquiry Ref: 12418/2020
Your Ref: DF/BA/FIN0200113

I write in connection with your request for information dated 28th November 2020 and received by this office on 30th November 2020. Below are the questions raised in your request and all of the information we have been able to retrieve.

I request that you provide me with the following information:
(1) Do you have a written policy, practice, order, direction or other document which sets out your policy on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray by your service members and/or staff? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current policy version, as well as copies of any version which has been in force at any time from 1 January 2018 to 28 November 2020.
a) We have attached a copy of the most recent Captor 2 Irritant Guidance, this guidance was reviewed in March 2018 and again in February 2020 and the original is updated with the changes and therefore this is the only copy available.

(2) a) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray?
a) Yes
(2) b) If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020. Please note, I am not seeking disclosure of specific training materials or course content, but rather a relatively concise precis of the subject matter/content of the training.
We follow the training package from the National Manual of Guidance, which includes aftercare to the subject following spray deployment.
Students get an initial PPT presentation and this is backed up with practical skills. There is an online PST workbook for Police officers and staff and during refresher training a presentation on awareness for all staff members, including aftercare.

(3) (a) Do you provide or arrange training (of any form, and delivered by any means) for your service members and/or staff, on first aid etc. to be given following the use of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray in the event that the subject or any other person suffers an adverse reaction to the administration of the noxious substance (such as an allergic reaction, or the loss of or reduction in vision or visual acuity which does not correct promptly and without intervention, or difficulty with breathing, or anaphylaxis, or any other similar adverse reaction)?
a) Yes
(3) b) If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide copies of the current version of the training syllabus/particulars etc. which is delivered as of 28 November 2020, as well as complete copies of all course materials which are deployed/used before, during or after the training.
From a First Aid perspective, whilst we do not cover specifically CS/PAVA we do cover the generic management of:
Chemical attack
Skin burns
Eye irrigation
Anaphylaxis (including Epipen familiarisation)
Our courses are fully compliant and mapped to the First Aid Learning Programme set out by the College of Policing.

(4) Do you keep records of incidents involving the deployment of CS incapacitant gas/spray and/or PAVA incapacitant gas/spray where the subject or any other person has suffered an adverse reaction which has required the administration of any first aid etc. referenced in your answer to (3) and/or attention from a registered healthcare practitioner, such as a paramedic, doctor, or nurse? If the answer is in the affirmative, please provide full particulars of the record media/content which would be completed and retained in such circumstances, as well as copies of any document templates etc. which are in use.
Please note, I am not seeking information concerning any particular or specific "real" incident which might have transpired, but rather information concerning the information/datasets which you *would* collect following a relevant incident, as well as copies of the forms/paperwork templates, which would be used to gather/record that information/dataset..
a) We have made enquiries with the PQR Performance Team analysts and they have advised that there is not a separate question set about injury from the CS gas but just generally was the subject injured, was type of injury, and was medical assistance provided so our response must be no information held.

Please note any statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response or 40 working days if extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

We have made every effort to ensure a response was provided within statutory deadlines, however due to current circumstances delays have been unavoidable. If your response was late we apologise for any inconvenience it may have caused. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office.

Yours sincerely,

Ms E McGuigan
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Directorate of Standards and Ethics
Cleveland Community Safety Hub | 1 Cliffland Way | Hemlington | TS8 9GL
E-mail: [email address]

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