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Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your Authorities Area

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Dear South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,
FOI Request - Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your Authorities Area

I note that HRRB's were defined by the Hackett Report, as being “multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings” over 18m high (six floors and higher).

1. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB's) within your area, known to FRS ?
2. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB's) over 30m (ten floors and higher) within your area, known to FRS ?
3. I would like to know how many HRRB’s (of any height) known to the FRA have sprinklers installed?
4. I would like to know how many enforcement/alterations/improvement notices have been served on HRRB’s in your authorities area, since 2006, under the RR(FS)O 2005 legislation.
5. I would like to know how many full-time fire safety inspectors are employed by the Fire Authority?

Yours faithfully,

John Bone, C.Build.E MCABE
Chartered Building Engineer
FOI Request
3.02.2020

FOI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Bone

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 1764

 

Thank you for your email of 03/02/2020 where you requested some
information relating to ‘Number of High Rise Residential Buildings
(HRRB’s)’ in our authorities area.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days i.e. no
later than 02/03/2020.

 

If you have any queries about your request do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Many thanks

 

 

[1]cid:image010.png@01D3B7BC.8D90D450 Freedom of Information

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Tel:      0114 2532209

Email:  [2][email address]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Bone

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference Number FOIA 1764

 

I am writing to advise you that we will be unable to provide you with our
response to your request regarding numbers of high rise residential
buildings (HRRB’s) within the 20 working days under the Freedom of
Information Act.

 

We apologise but the response is taking us longer than anticipated but
please be assured that we are working on the response and will aim to
provide this to you by no later than Monday 9^th March 2020.

 

If you have any queries in the meantime do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kaniz Brown

 

Freedom of Information

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

Tel: 0114 2532209

Email: [1][South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

 

From: FOI
Sent: 04 February 2020 11:30
To: '[FOI #641974 email]'
<[FOI #641974 email]>
Subject: FOI Request 1764 - Number of High Rise Residential Buildings
(HRRB’s) in your Authorities Area

 

Dear Mr Bone

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 1764

 

Thank you for your email of 03/02/2020 where you requested some
information relating to ‘Number of High Rise Residential Buildings
(HRRB’s)’ in our authorities area.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days i.e. no
later than 02/03/2020.

 

If you have any queries about your request do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Many thanks

 

 

[2]cid:image010.png@01D3B7BC.8D90D450 Freedom of Information

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Tel:      0114 2532209

Email:  [3][email address]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

FOI, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Dear John,

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No:  FOIA 1764

 

Thank you for your email of 03/02/2020 where you requested some
information relating to Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s)
in our authorities area.  Your full request and our response is as
follows:

 

I note that HRRB's were defined by the Hackett Report, as being
“multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings” over 18m high (six floors and
higher).

 

1.     I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) within your area, known to FRS?

 

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue does not have a category of information
within our Community Fire Risk Management Information System (CFMIS) for
‘multi-storey multi-occupancy’ buildings.  However we are able to provide
the summary of active information for purpose built flats.

 

+----------------------------------------------------------+
|Building Type |Total No of Buildings|
|------------------------------------+---------------------|
|Purpose built flats 1-3 storeys | 148 |
|------------------------------------+---------------------|
|Purpose built flats 4-5 storeys | 185 |
|------------------------------------+---------------------|
|Purpose built flats 6-9 storey | 85 |
|------------------------------------+---------------------|
|Purpose built flats above 10 storeys| 29 |
+----------------------------------------------------------+

 

2.     I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) over 30m (ten floors and higher) within your area,
known to FRS?

 

I can confirm that SYFR does not hold this information as we do not record
buildings over 30m.  Please see our response to question 1 for buildings
over 10 storeys.

3.     I would like to know how many HRRB’s (of any height) known to the
FRA have sprinklers installed?

 

Of the 447 total in answer to question 1, SYFR are aware of 20 buildings
that have sprinkler systems.  Of the remaining 427 buildings, they may or
may not have sprinklers fitted but we do not hold this information.

 

4.     I would like to know how many enforcement/alterations/improvement
notices have been served on HRRB’s in your authorities area, since 2006,
under the RR(FS)O 2005 legislation.

 

I can confirm SYFR holds this information from 2009 but it is exempt under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act as the information is
accessible to you and already in the public domain and can be viewed on
the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Enforcement Register and also our
website. 

 

Please see link provided to the NFCC website as it is easier to search for
the information you require.  [1]http://www.cfoa.org.uk/11823.  Select the
Premises type ‘purpose built flats=>4 storeys and the Issuing Fire and
Rescue Service ‘South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’.

 

I am also providing a link to the SYFR Enforcement Registers available on
our website which mirror this information. 
[2]http://www.syfire.gov.uk/transparency/re...

 

5.     I would like to know how many full-time fire safety inspectors are
employed by the Fire Authority?

 

I can confirm that we hold this information and SYFR currently have 25
Fire Safety Inspecting Officers.  This includes 2 Lead Fire Safety
Inspecting Officers, 21 Inspecting Officers, 1 Business Support and
Policies Officer and 1 Policy and Technical Support Advisor. 

 

The number of full time (37 hours) Inspecting Officers is 20 (which
excludes 5 part time Officers).  The full and part time staff make the
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of all Fire Safety Inspecting Officers as
23.93.

 

Please note, this does not include Fire Safety Team Leaders or other
management and administration roles that form part of the Fire Safety
Inspecting Team.  Additionally this does not include Fire Safety
Inspectors currently on secondment into other roles within the team,
whereby recruitment processes may be in process to fill these roles.

 

The information has been extracted from our Human Resources systems on the
17/02/2020.  The data referred to in this response has been extracted from
a dynamic system and figures may change in the future due to staff changes
and/or data quality checks and updating.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Andrew Frosdick, Monitoring Officer, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Authority

By email: [3][email address]

or

The Monitoring Officer

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority

Barnsley MBC

Westgate Plaza One

Westgate

Barnsley

S70 2DR

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF and at [4]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jill Pilkington

Customer Service and Governance Officer

Email: [South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

 

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