Statistics on Enforcement of Means of Escape

Elspeth Grant made this Freedom of Information request to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Elspeth Grant

Dear North Wales Fire and Rescue Service,

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act relating to the enforcement of Means of Escape under the Regulatory Reform Order 2005.

Please can you include information on the category of organisation to whom the Notice was issued (eg care home, independent living, offices etc):

1. The total number of Alterations Notices related to Means of Escape issued since 2006;
2. The total number of Enforcement Notices related to Means of Escape issued since 2006;
3. The total number of Prohibition Notices related to Means of Escape since 2006;
4. The number of Alterations Notices since 2006 specifically related to or including Means of Escape for Disabled People;
5. The number of Enforcement Notices since 2006 specifically related to or including Means of Escape for Disabled People;
6. The number of Prohibition Notices since 2006 specifically related to or including Means of Escape for Disabled People.

Yours faithfully and with many thanks

Elspeth Grant

Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Elspeth,

I hereby acknowledge receipt of your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 as detailed below. This is now receiving
my attention, and you should receive a response within 20 working days.
To confirm, your request was received on 29^th May 2011 and you have
supplied an email address for response.

Regards,

Brian Mottershead

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: [mobile phone number]
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch
0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [1][email address] neu ymwelwch
â [2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail
[3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Elspeth,

Further to my email below, I can confirm that the date of receipt of your
request was 5^th June 2011, not 29^th May.

Regards,

Brian Mottershead

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: [mobile phone number]
Ffacs / Fax: 01745 535296

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch
0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [1][email address] neu ymwelwch
â [2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail
[3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dear Elspeth,

Further to your recent request for information made under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act regarding the enforcement of Means of Escape
under the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, please find the requested data
below.

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Notices Issued by NWF&RS by FSEC Category |
| |
| 2006 to 2011 |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| | |Enforcement|Prohibition|
| | | | |
|FSEC Code | Premises type |Notices |Notices |
| | | | |
| | |Issued |Issued |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| A |Hospitals | 1 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| B |Care homes | 6 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| C |Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) | 42 | 6 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| D |Purpose built flats >= 4 storeys | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| E |Hostels | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| F |Hotels | 50 | 13 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| G |Houses converted to flats | 7 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| H |Other sleeping accommodation | 2 | 1 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| J |Further education | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| K |Public buildings | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| L |Licensed premises | 18 | 6 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| M |Schools | 7 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| N |Shops | 12 | 6 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| P |Other premises open to public | 4 | 2 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| R |Factories or warehouses | 6 | 1 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| S |Offices | 5 | 1 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| T |Other Workplace | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| X |Unknown (FSEC not identified) | 0 | 0 |
|----------+-------------------------------------+-----------+-----------|
| |TOTALS | 160 | 36 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Data taken from our registers of Notices listing Enforcement and
Prohibition Notices issued under the FSO in North Wales Fire Authority
Area from 2006 to date.

1. No of Alterations Notices issued - 0
2. No of Enforcement Notices issued related to Means of Escape - 85
3. No of Prohibition Notices Issued related to Means of Escape - 28
4. The number of Alterations Notices since 2006 specifically related to
or including Means of Escape for Disabled People - information not
held
5. The number of Enforcement Notices since 2006 specifically related to
or including Means of Escape for Disabled People - information not
held
6. The number of Prohibition Notices since 2006 specifically related to
or including Means of Escape for Disabled People - information not
held

If you are unhappy 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

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Regards,

Brian Mottershead

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

Am archwiliad diogelwch tân yn y cartref yn rhad ac am ddim, ffoniwch
0800 169 1234, e-bostiwch [1][email address] neu ymwelwch
â [2]www.gwastan-gogcymru.org.uk.

For a free home fire safety check, please call 0800 169 1234, e-mail
[3][email address] or visit
[4]www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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Elspeth Grant

Dear Brian

Thank you for responding to my Fredom of Information Request.

Yours sincerely,

Elspeth

Brian Mottershead, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Thank you for your message.
I am out of the office until Friday 8th July 2011 and will not be able respond to any emails until that time.
If your query relates to Routine Orders, business cards or the intranet please contact Tina Carter ([email address]). Freedom of Information or Data Protection queries can be raised with Shân Morris ([email address]).

Many thanks

Brian Mottershead