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

The request was successful.

Dear South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,
This request relates to UK Environmental Legislation, specifically Air Conditioning Inspection Reporting, which is mandatory for UK hospital buildings and headquarters 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 No reports are currently lodged or are out of date, you are therefore non-compliant.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

Information Governance, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Paul

                             

Thank you for your request for information regarding air conditioning
which we received on 27/1/20.

 

We will deal with this request in accordance with your right of access to
information we hold under either (as applicable):

a) The Freedom of Information Act

b) the Environmental Information Regulations.  

 

We will research the information you have requested and we will respond
providing what we hold no later than 24/2/20 in accordance with the
Act/regulations.  

 

We will inform you if:

a) We are unable to provide you with any of the information you have
requested, and explain the reason for this; and

b) Any fee that is payable for the information we are able to provide.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries or require clarification on any
aspect of your request or how we will respond, please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[1]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603

Web [2]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [3][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

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Dear Paul

 

A PDF copy of our response is also attached – we are aware of a formatting
issue on the WDTK website which may affect the legibility of the tabled
response below.

 

I refer to our acknowledgement on 27/1/20  in respect of your request for
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.  We
are able to provide the following information:

 

Information requested Trust response
   

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

 
Q1. How many buildings do you 1.Abbey Court
occupy which have air
conditioning. Provide building 2.ASOC
names. 
3.Bristol Station
 
4.Chippenhan Station

5.Exeter Station

6.Kestrel Way

7.NBOC

8.St James

9.St Leonards

10.Staverton

 
Q2. Who is the responsible The Trust’s Head of Estates is Matt
person for ensuring that your Barratt.
buildings are legally
compliant on this mandatory  
environmental matter? Provide
the name, position, address, Please note: The Information Tribunal have
email address and direct ruled that direct telephone and e-mail
telephone number of the contacts for staff, other than those who
responsible person. are a published public point of contact,
are exempt from the right of access to
  information we hold under section 36 of the
FoIA (where it would be prejudicial to the
effective conduct of public affairs). This
is on account of the interference that it
would cause for staff if their direct
contact details were publicly available and
the impact this would have on their ability
to carry out their duties effectively.

 

[1]Please see EA/2006/0027, paragraph 88,
for the full ruling in this respect.

 

We therefore provide only official points
of e-mail and telephone contact.

Telephone:  01392 261500

[2]Email: [email address]

 
Q3. All reports are The Trust Board have not been made aware of
mandatorily lodged on a anything of this nature however the Trust’s
Government database. No Estates Department are currently
reports are currently lodged undertaking a review in this area.
or are out of date, you are
therefore non-compliant. Has
your Trust Board been made
aware of this breach?

 
Q4. Provide the name and email Please see response to Q3 – a review is in
address of the ultimate person process. The Trust’s Head of Estates is
who has made the decision to Matt Barratt.
ignore this Environmental
Legislation.  

  Please note: The Information Tribunal have
ruled that direct telephone and e-mail
contacts for staff, other than those who
are a published public point of contact,
are exempt from the right of access to
information we hold under section 36 of the
FoIA (where it would be prejudicial to the
effective conduct of public affairs). This
is on account of the interference that it
would cause for staff if their direct
contact details were publicly available and
the impact this would have on their ability
to carry out their duties effectively.

 

[3]Please see EA/2006/0027, paragraph 88,
for the full ruling in this respect.

 

We therefore provide only official points
of e-mail and telephone contact.

Telephone:  01392 261500

[4]Email: [email address]

 
Q5. Provide the name and email We have 15 board members:
address of each Trust Board
Member.  

  Non Executives:

1.       Tony Fox – Trust Chairman

2.       Gail Bragg

3.       Venessa James

4.       Ian Reynolds

5.       Paul Love

6.       Martin Holloway

7.       Nick Cullen

8.       Prof Minesh Khashu

 

Executive Directors:

9.       Ken Wenman – Chief Executive

10.   Amy Beet

11.   Jessica Cunningham

12.   Jonathan James

13.   Tim Bishop

14.   Dr Andy Smith

15.   Jennifer Winslade

 

Please note: The Information Tribunal have
ruled that direct telephone and e-mail
contacts for staff, other than those who
are a published public point of contact,
are exempt from the right of access to
information we hold under section 36 of the
FoIA (where it would be prejudicial to the
effective conduct of public affairs). This
is on account of the interference that it
would cause for staff if their direct
contact details were publicly available and
the impact this would have on their ability
to carry out their duties effectively.

 

[5]Please see EA/2006/0027, paragraph 88,
for the full ruling in this respect.

 

We therefore provide only official points
of e-mail and telephone contact.

Telephone:  01392 261500

[6]Email: [email address]

 
Q6. If you use a Facilities No – not applicable.
Management Company to manage
compliance, who are they? 

 

 

Please note that, under the Re-use of Public Sector Information
Regulations, if you wish to publish or otherwise use this information
besides for your own means, you will need to seek our permission to do so.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you require further clarification of the
information provided, or to discuss any aspect of the way in which we have
responded to your request. 

However, if you are dissatisfied with our response, you also have the
right to make use of the following complaints procedures:

 

In the first instance you may write to the Chief Executive of this Trust

 

Mr Ken Wenman

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Abbey Court

Eagle Way

Exeter  EX2 7HY

 

Mr Wenman will then either make arrangements for your complaint to be
reviewed and for the outcome to be communicated to you, or will convene a
panel of Trust Directors to consider an appeal against a decision to
withhold information.

 

If you are unhappy with the response to your complaint, or findings of the
Panel, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,                                 

Wilmslow,

Cheshire.  SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 01625 545 700

Fax: 01625 524 510

 

Kind regards

 

Clare Lunk | Assistant Information Governance Manager

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

[7]cid:[email address]

 

Direct Line 01392 261 603 

Web [8]www.swast.nhs.uk

E-Mail [9][email address]

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

 

 

 

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