Legionella control.

Christopher Simons made this Freedom of Information request to Tendring District Council

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Christopher Simons

Dear Tendring District Council,

Could you please tell me who carries out legionella testing at council properties. Is it the council itself or is the work contracted out to a private company?

Yours faithfully,
Christopher Simons

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Simons,

 

Thank you for your request for information which was received on
07/12/18.  I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving attention.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request by 09/12/18
unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason for
it to be withheld.

 

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Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686512
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Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

 

 

 

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Simons,

 

Please see amended date for your freedom of information response below.
Please accept our apologies in this error.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [1][Tendring District Council request email] 

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Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

Dear Mr Simons,

 

Further to your FOI request received on 07/12/18, please be advised that
Tendring District Council use both internal staff and external companies
to carry out legionella testing at Council properties. Please see below
for details that should answer your enquiry.

 

(Facilities Manager) - Office accommodation sites are dealt with through
Facilities. Internal Engineering Services staff are used to do weekly
water temperature checks/shower cleans and then a private company is used
to carry out sampling, who are Carters Environmental.

 

(Sports Leisure Centres) - For the Council’s Sports Facilities an external
company called Carters Environmental are used. Sports Centres also work
with schools and in some cases they use a company called Interserve or we
use Carters Environmental.

 

(Public Conveniences) – The Council’s public convenience department uses
external companies Blue Flame and HydroX.

 

(Seafronts Taps and Showers) – The Council’s seafront team’s testing is
currently carried out  by an external company, however this year the
seafronts team will be combining weekly water temperature checks
internally along with an external company to complete legionella checks
annually.

 

(Building Services) - For Sheltered Housing internal staff carry out water
temperature tests and all other testing is carried out by external
registered water hygiene contractors.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you. However if you feel that
the Council have failed to deal with your request for information
correctly you can request that the matter is reviewed in accordance with
the Authority's Complaints Procedure. Requests for internal reviews should
be sent to Mrs L Trembath, Corporate Services, Town Hall, Station Road,
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE.  Further details of this procedure can be
obtained from all Council offices or from our website
([1]www.tendringdc.gov.uk).

                                  

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

FOI Compliance Team (complaints), Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

If you have any other queries about this matter then please contact me.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Charlene Haynes
On behalf of Corporate Information Manager

Corporate Services

Tendring District Council

 

Phone: 01255 686063
E-mail: [2][Tendring District Council request email] 

[3]www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1SE

 

 

 

 

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