Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your Authorities Area

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Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

FOI Request - Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your Authorities Area

I note that HRRB's were defined by the Hackett Report, as being “multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings” over 18m high (six floors and higher).

1. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB's) within your area, known to FRS ?
2. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB's) over 30m (ten floors and higher) within your area, known to FRS ?
3. I would like to know how many HRRB’s (of any height) known to the FRA have sprinklers installed?
4. I would like to know how many enforcement/alterations/improvement notices have been served on HRRB’s in your authorities area, since 2006, under the RR(FS)O 2005 legislation.
5. I would like to know how many full-time fire safety inspectors are employed by the Fire Authority?

Yours faithfully,

John Bone, C.Build.E MCABE
Chartered Building Engineer
FOI Request
3.02.2020

Yours faithfully,

John Bone

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Dear John Bone

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 3 February 2020, which was received by West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on same day requesting the following
information:

 

FOI Request - Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your
Authorities Area

 

I note that HRRB's were defined by the Hackett Report, as being
“multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings” over 18m high (six floors and
higher).

 

1. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) within your area, known to FRS ?

2. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) over 30m (ten floors and higher) within your area,
known to FRS ?

3. I would like to know how many HRRB’s (of any height) known to the FRA
have sprinklers installed?

4. I would like to know how many enforcement/alterations/improvement
notices have been served on HRRB’s in your authorities area, since 2006,
under the RR(FS)O 2005 legislation.

5. I would like to know how many full-time fire safety inspectors are
employed by the Fire Authority?

 

 

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Aleemah Mohmin

Corporate Services

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall | Bradford Road | Birkenshaw | West Yorkshire | BD11 2DY

 

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Aleemah Mohmin, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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24 February 2020

 

 

Dear John Bone

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 3 February 2020, which
was received by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 4^th
February 2020.

 

Your request is as follows:

FOI Request - Number of High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB’s) in your
Authorities Area

I note that HRRB's were defined by the Hackett Report, as being
“multi-storey multi-occupancy buildings” over 18m high (six floors and
higher).

1. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) within your area, known to FRS ?
2. I would like to know the total number of High Rise Residential
Buildings (HRRB's) over 30m (ten floors and higher) within your area,
known to FRS ?
3. I would like to know how many HRRB’s (of any height) known to the FRA
have sprinklers installed?
4. I would like to know how many enforcement/alterations/improvement
notices have been served on HRRB’s in your authorities area, since 2006,
under the RR(FS)O 2005 legislation.
5. I would like to know how many full-time fire safety inspectors are
employed by the Fire Authority?

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service response:

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service have now completed its search for the
information you requested and can now confirm as follows:-

 

Please find detailed below our responses to your FOI which were produced
on 10/02/2020. Please note the responses to questions 1, and 3 are subject
to alteration due to the fact that they have been manually extracted from
our system which is currently being replaced/updated.

 

1.

687

 

2.

158

 

3.

Sprinkler systems are introduced due to requirements under Building
Regulations, WYFRS do not hold a list of every premises which has
installed such a system, for a definitive list, the local Building Control
Authority who are currently collecting High Rise data on buildings within
their area, will be able to provide this information

 

4.

Though West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information that
you have requested, the information is exempt under [1]section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, as it is otherwise accessible. The
information is currently accessible from the following link:

[2]http://www.cfoa.org.uk/11823

 

5.

We have 21 members of staff who are authorised Inspecting Officers under
the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

 

 

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Corporate Services

 

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