Taxi testing equipment

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Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please provide the following information for the period January 2010 to date:

make, model and serial numbers of all testing equipment use in taxi and PHV testing at the council garage:

copies of all calibration certificates and details of repairs carried out to the equipment.

copies of all invoices relating to the repair of calibration of testing equipment.

dates of all VOSA inspections of the testing facility.

copies of all VOSA inspection reports issued following their inspections.

the number of vehicle examiners and person involved with taxi and PHV testing.

the total number of first tests completed by month.

the total number of retests completed by month.

the number of failures per month and the reasons why the taxi or PHV failed

Yours faithfully,

Tom Johnson

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Johnson,

Thank you for your email received on 21 December 2016 requesting information about Taxi testing equipment.

I have recorded your request for information under reference F2016.12.3041.

This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 23 January 2017.

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If you need further information please contact me.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Johnson,

 

Freedom of information request F2016-12-3041

 

We have looked into your request for information about taxi testing
equipment

 

The cost of complying with your request exceeds the appropriate limit of
time taken under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide
information. However I can advise that information from 2013 onwards can
be produced within the appropriate time limit and I have attached this for
your attention. Due to the size (MB) of the documents I am sending them on
two separate E mails titled E mail 1 and 2.

 

Specific responses to your questions for the period 2013 – 2016 are
therefore provided below. 

 

1. Make, model and serial numbers of all testing equipment use in taxi and
PHV testing at the council garage:

 

Please see attachment titled FOI request for Taxi testing (48KB) – E mail
1

 

2. Copies of all calibration certificates and details of repairs carried
out to the equipment.

 

Please see information in attached files Taxi bay 1 and Taxi bay 2
calibration certificates – E mail 2

 

3. Copies of all invoices relating to the repair of calibration of testing
equipment.

 

Please see information  – E mail 1 and E mail 2

 

4. Dates of all VOSA inspections of the testing facility.

 

Please see information in attachment titled FOI request for Taxi testing
(48KB) – E mail 1

 

5. Copies of all VOSA inspection reports issued following their
inspections

 

Please see information in attachment titled VOSA (674KB) – Email 1

 

6. The number of vehicle examiners and person involved with taxi and PHV
testing.

 

Please see attachment titled FOI request for Taxi testing (48KB) – E mail

 

7. The total number of first tests completed by month.

 

Please find this information in the file headed Licensing extracted test
Data (22 KB).  - E mail 1

 

8. The total number of retests completed by month.

 

Please find this information in the file headed Licensing extracted test
Data (22KB).  – E mail 1

 

9. The number of failures per month and the reasons why the taxi or PHV
failed

 

Unfortunately we do not retain this information in a format that can be
collated within the appropriate time limit. However information regarding
the number of failures per month is provided in the attachment FOI
Licensing Extracted Test Data.

 

I hope this information is helpful.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information

Knowsley MBC

Archway Road

Huyton

Knowsley

Merseyside

L36 9UX

 

 

 

 

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Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Johnson,

 

Freedom of information request F2016-12-3041

 

This is e-mail 2 with the final attachments.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information

Knowsley MBC

Archway Road

Huyton

Knowsley

Merseyside

L36 9UX

 

 

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