Gas Safety / Qualifications / Legislation Compliance

Paul steward made this Freedom of Information request to Mid and East Antrim District Council

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Dear Mid and East Antrim District Council,

The information I have requested is environmental information, as defined in Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information Regulations, it is exempt from disclosure under Section 39 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, I want our Council to consider my request under regulation Section 74 of the Freedom of Information Act to consider my request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, which gives me the public qualified rights to access to environmental information held by a public authority. I wish our Council therefore to considered my request under the Environmental Information Regulations.

1. What gas related qualification do Borough Building Control officers have in our borough ?
2. What electrical qualification do Borough Building Control officers have in our borough ?
3. How often are the particular building control officer sent for retraining and how do they receive legislation updates?
4. What is the process when there is a challenge to the building control officers competence and ability?
5. What happens when a building control officer slanders an installer of gas for example and advised the owner of defects which were not a requirement?
6. Do our council send out a compensation package under these very rare circumstances?
7. Are our council always fully aware of the legislation they request from heating engineers and builders when they put forward specific requirements?
8. Do our council publicly apologise when staff members such as building control ask for specific requirements which do not meet Gas or Electrical standards?
9. Can a business financially claim against a council if the above question has been proven?
10. Are our council staff suitably qualified to undertake Gas Inspections in domestic and commercial premisses?
11. How many gas commercial catering establishments in our borough have valid gas safety certificates inclusive of mobile wagons?

12. How many gas catering establishments have no gas safety certificates inclusive of mobile wagons?

13. How many times in the past year has our council requested the services of "gas safe" to assist and what was the cost?

14. How many gas inspections have been done in portable wagons in the last year at events in our borough?
15. Do our council keep copies of "gas safe" certificates and risk assessments on an annual basis ?
16. Do our council keep copies of maintenance schedules for gas appliances?

17. Do our council check all gas appliances are BS KITE MARKED when at a gas premisses for inspection.

I request all answers are answered fully and in line with the parliamentary Ombudsman Office legislation of openness and transparency.

Yours faithfully,

Paul steward

Freedom of Information, Mid and East Antrim District Council

Dear Paul

Thank you for your information request which Mid and East Antrim Borough Council received on 22/11/208.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant department and I will respond to your request as soon as possible and within the statutory timeframe.

If you have any queries in relation to your request in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me quoting reference number FOI/391/1819.

Kind Regards,

Karen

Karen McAuley
Administrative Assistant
Policy Team
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
The Braid | 1 – 29 Bridge Street | Ballymena |BT43 5EJ

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Freedom of Information, Mid and East Antrim District Council

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Dear Paul,

Many thanks for sending the below request for information through.

Please find attached Mid and East Antrim Borough Council's response.

Kind regards,
Paul

Paul Thompson
Policy Support Officer
Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
The Braid | 1 – 29 Bridge Street | Ballymena |BT43 5EJ

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