Air Conditioning Inspection Report Environmental Compliance Audit (commonly known as an ACI TM44)

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust should normally have responded promptly and by (details)

Dear Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust,

This request relates to UK Environmental Legislation, specifically Air Conditioning Inspection Reporting, which is mandatory for UK hospital buildings which are air conditioned above a statutory minimum size.

Q. How many buildings do you occupy which have air conditioning. Provide building names.
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are legally compliant on this mandatory environmental matter? Provide the name, position, address, email address and direct telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. All reports are mandatorily lodged on a Government database. No reports are currently lodged or are out of date, you are therefore non-compliant. Has your Trust Board been made aware of this breach?
Q. Provide the name and email address of the ultimate person who has made the decision to ignore this Environmental Legislation.
Q. Provide the name and email address of each Trust Board Member.
Q. If you use a Facilities Management Company to manage compliance, who are they?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

Foi (BLACK COUNTRY PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Dear Paul,

FOI 19-554 Request regarding air conditioning inspection report environmental compliance audit

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request we are now investigating the nature of the search and the quantity of information requested. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act it is expected to respond to requests in 20 working day.

Please be aware there are a number of exemptions within the Act which could stop the release of information. The information will be assessed for these exemptions prior to us releasing the information to you. We will advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested and will confirm the exemption used.

In addition to this, please note that there may be a cost associated to your request in line with section 12 of the Act. If there is a cost associated with your request we will contact you and explain the cost.

In accordance with section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 where multiple requests for information are received from one person or by different persons who appear to be acting in together in a single campaign the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them. To this effect your requests for information will be dealt with under the single reference number above.

If you have any queries I would be grateful if you would contact me so that we can discuss the issues. Details of the complaints procedure will be sent to you should you wish to see them. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Email: [email address]
Tel: 0121 612 8017
Fax: 0121 612 3779
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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