Asbestos survey report for Bond street station

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Dear Transport for London,
please would it be possible to see the asbestos report for Bond street station?

Yours faithfully,

Louis smith

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Smith

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1938-2122

 

Thank you for your request received on 26 November 2021 asking for a copy
of the asbestos report for Bond Street London Underground Station.

 

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Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[3][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1938-2122

 

Thank you for your request received on 26 November 2021 asking for a copy
of the asbestos report for Bond Street London Underground Station.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and our information
access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Please find the requested information attached. Due to the size of the
file I shall send a second email with the remaining half of the document.

In public areas the vast majority of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
are contained behind station finishes and cannot be accessed by the
general public. Where areas of ACMs interface with the general public they
are in a position where they cause no risk to the general public or
staff. 

All stations accessed by the public and staff are re-inspected on a
periodic basis to ensure that no adverse damage has been caused to change
this status. If it is assessed and the status has changed for any reason,
then a risk assessment is undertaken which will result in either
encapsulation, encasement, or removal.

We have processes and procedures in place to ensure that the management of
asbestos is carried out in compliance with the Control of Asbestos
Regulations 2012.

 

Please note that we have redacted several station layout drawings
contained in the attached as these diagrams contains information which
could adversely affect national security or public safety (in line with
regulation 12(5)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations – which
includes an exception to the release of material that would adversely
affect the security of public buildings). The redacted information
contains detailed diagrams showing the station layout and the location of
and access into, non-public areas of the station and their release could
place members of the public and TfL staff at risk by highlighting areas on
the network which could be susceptible to being targeted by individuals
intent on causing disruption or harm to the London Underground network.

In this instance the exception has been applied as disclosure of this
information could assist any persons wishing to disrupt London’s transport
infrastructure by placing into the public domain information which would
otherwise not be available via other means. Whilst we make no suggestion
that you would use this information for anything other than you own
interest, disclosure of information under the EIR has to be regarded as a
disclosure to the public at large.

The use of this exception is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned..
While we appreciate the expectation of transparency from public bodies, in
this instance we consider that the greater public interest rests in
withholding the excepted material (which is relatively limited) to ensure
the security of the site.

 

In addition, in accordance with our obligations under Data Protection
legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by Regulation
13 of the EIRs. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be
a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of Article 5
of the UK General Data Protection Regulation which requires all processing
of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose
this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it
would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which
would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute
exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest
favours use of the exemption.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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E-mail 2 (last e-mail).

 

From: FOI
Sent: 24 December 2021 12:21
To: '[FOI #810905 email]'
<[FOI #810905 email]>
Subject: EIR Request - Asbestos Report for Bond Street Station CRM:0137244

 

Dear Mr Smith

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1938-2122

 

Thank you for your request received on 26 November 2021 asking for a copy
of the asbestos report for Bond Street London Underground Station.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and our information
access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Please find the requested information attached. Due to the size of the
file I shall send a second email with the remaining half of the document.

In public areas the vast majority of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
are contained behind station finishes and cannot be accessed by the
general public. Where areas of ACMs interface with the general public they
are in a position where they cause no risk to the general public or
staff. 

All stations accessed by the public and staff are re-inspected on a
periodic basis to ensure that no adverse damage has been caused to change
this status. If it is assessed and the status has changed for any reason,
then a risk assessment is undertaken which will result in either
encapsulation, encasement, or removal.

We have processes and procedures in place to ensure that the management of
asbestos is carried out in compliance with the Control of Asbestos
Regulations 2012.

 

Please note that we have redacted several station layout drawings
contained in the attached as these diagrams contains information which
could adversely affect national security or public safety (in line with
regulation 12(5)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations – which
includes an exception to the release of material that would adversely
affect the security of public buildings). The redacted information
contains detailed diagrams showing the station layout and the location of
and access into, non-public areas of the station and their release could
place members of the public and TfL staff at risk by highlighting areas on
the network which could be susceptible to being targeted by individuals
intent on causing disruption or harm to the London Underground network.

In this instance the exception has been applied as disclosure of this
information could assist any persons wishing to disrupt London’s transport
infrastructure by placing into the public domain information which would
otherwise not be available via other means. Whilst we make no suggestion
that you would use this information for anything other than you own
interest, disclosure of information under the EIR has to be regarded as a
disclosure to the public at large.

The use of this exception is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned..
While we appreciate the expectation of transparency from public bodies, in
this instance we consider that the greater public interest rests in
withholding the excepted material (which is relatively limited) to ensure
the security of the site.

 

In addition, in accordance with our obligations under Data Protection
legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by Regulation
13 of the EIRs. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be
a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of Article 5
of the UK General Data Protection Regulation which requires all processing
of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose
this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it
would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which
would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

This exemption to the right of access to information is an absolute
exemption and not subject to an assessment of whether the public interest
favours use of the exemption.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

 

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