Risk assessment details for refuse/ recycling operations near High Ercall primary school

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Dear Telford and Wrekin Council,

I would like to make a FOI request for the risk assessments that cover the operation of your refuse and recycling operations in the High Ercall area, particularly in the streets in the vicinity of the primary school. I am seeking to see where the site specific risks relating to operating the refuse/ recycling service during the period when children are being dropped off for school are recorded and also that some roads in the area don't have pavements and hence pedestrians are in the roadway when your refuse/ recycling lorries are being operated or driven past them.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Edwards

Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Mr Edwards

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 Acknowledgement -TWC-44053

Thank you for your request for information received by us on 21 November
2016 asking for the following:

I would like to make a FOI request for the risk assessments that cover the
operation of your refuse and recycling operations in the High Ercall area,
particularly in the streets in the vicinity of the primary school. I am
seeking to see where the site specific risks relating to operating the
refuse/ recycling service during the period when children are being
dropped off for school are recorded and also that some roads in the area
don't have pavements and hence pedestrians are in the roadway when your
refuse/ recycling lorries are being operated or driven past them.

The Freedom of Information Act requires us to provide this information to
you within 20 working days of receiving your request. Therefore we will
aim to respond to you by the 19 December 2016

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Yours sincerely

Sarah Daffern

Information Governance

 

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Dear Mr Edwards

Freedom of information request Reference TWC-44053

Please find attached your response

Kind Regards

Telford & Wrekin Council, Governance, Procurement & Commissioning, Darby
House, Lawn Central, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4JA

 

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Dear Telford and Wrekin Council,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

Having looked through the documents supplied I believe that there is one missing. Both the FCC and Veolia generic risk assessments provided have example blank forms for site specific risk assessments which are applicable to areas around schools (amongst a number of other factors). You have supplied the Veolia site specific risk assessment for the area around High Ercall primary school but the FCC site specific risk assessment for this area has not been provided. Can you provide this please or, should it not exist, please confirm that it does not exist.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Edwards

Freedom of Information, Telford and Wrekin Council

Dear Mr Edwards

Further to your email we have contacted the team at TWS and they have confirmed that there is no site specific risk assessment for the area you have requested.

The generic risk assessment covers the risks for the activity and the large amount of different sites / districts / areas that they cover.

The risk assessment is sufficient in terms of collections near school areas as these collections are deliberately planned out of peak hours when there are fewer people around.

The process for completing a risk assessments involves grouping similar situations to avoid duplication of safety measures and avoid an unlimited number of risk assessments for different roads, streets, areas or districts containing the same safety measures.

A dynamic risk assessment is undertaken during the activity by the operatives with any required risks or controls being implemented and the generic risk assessment being reviewed if necassary.

I trust this answers your question and completes your request.

Sarah Daffern
Governance, Procurement & Commissioning
Telford & Wrekin Council
Telephone : 01952 383112
www.telford.gov.uk

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