Change of rota

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Fire service,

I would like to make a freedom of information request.

Does your service have a formal system that allows uniformed operational staff swap shifts. For example a firefighter who is due to work a Saturday can swap his work day with a firefighter who is rostered off?
if so, does your service record these swaps and keep a running tally of the swaps for the individuals?
What happens when one resigns or retires. Does your service have a way of dealing with any positive or negative balances for these swaps. For example the swap mentioned above what would happen if either of them then resigned or retired before the "pay back of the swap". Would the firefighter who got Saturday off have his final pay reduced because he never paid his day off back to the other firefighter? Or if the firefighter who worked the extra shift then retired or resigned. Would he receive a days pay for working the Saturday and the Firefighter that got the day off have to work a day to pay back the day off he got?

If you need anything clarified please contact me.

Yours faithfully,

A Jay

FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) hereby acknowledges receipt of
your request for information as detailed below, which is being actioned
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is now
receiving the Service’s attention and a response will be provided within
20 working days.

 

To confirm, your request was received on 9^th November 2019 and you have
supplied an email address for response.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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FoI, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Sir,

 

Further to your recent request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
(NWFRS) made under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act regarding
the swapping of shifts by firefighters, the response from NWFRS is as
follows:

 

Does your service have a formal system that allows uniformed operational
staff swap shifts. For example a firefighter who is due to work a Saturday
can swap his work day with a firefighter who is rostered off?

 

NWFRS does not operate any such formal system. Swaps are carried out on
an informal basis where Firefighter A would have to pay back Firefighter
B. Any of the issues described in your request are the responsibility of
the two individuals. The requirement of the Service is that adequate
crewing is maintained.

 

If so, does your service record these swaps and keep a running tally of
the swaps for the individuals?

 

Not applicable.

 

What happens when one resigns or retires. Does your service have a way of
dealing with any positive or negative balances for these swaps. For
example the swap mentioned above what would happen if either of them then
resigned or retired before the "pay back of the swap". Would the
firefighter who got Saturday off have his final pay reduced because he
never paid his day off back to the other firefighter? Or if the
firefighter who worked the extra shift then retired or resigned. Would he
receive a day’s pay for working the Saturday and the Firefighter that got
the day off have to work a day to pay back the day off he got?

 

Not applicable.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:

 

The Freedom of Information Officer

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters

Ffordd Salesbury

St Asaph Business Park

St Asaph

Denbighshire

LL17 0JJ

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Swyddog Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Freedom of Information Officer
Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Gogledd Cymru/North Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ffôn / Telephone: 01745 535290
Ffôn Symudol / Mobile Phone: 07787 578350
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg - byddwn
yn ymateb yn gyfartal i’r ddwy ac yn ateb yn eich dewis iaith heb oedi.

We welcome correspondence and calls in Welsh and English - we will respond
equally to both and will reply in your language of choice without delay.

Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn profi’ch larwm mwg yn rheolaidd. Os nad oes
gennych larwm, neu os ydy’ch larwm wedi torri, ffoniwch 0800 169 1234,
anfonwch e-bost i [2][email address]  neu ewch i 
[3]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk am gyngor  ynglŷn â beth i’w wneud nesaf.

 

Please make sure that you regularly check your smoke alarm.  If you do not
have one, or find that the one that you do have is not working, call 0800
169 1234, e-mail [4][email address] or visit
[5]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk for advice on what to do next.

 

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