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Freedom of Information Request

Tower Blocks

Received: 1 May 2019

I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information:

1) Please can you identify:
a. How many tenants in general needs council run properties that are 30m/10 storeys and above have been identified as being vulnerable and/or in potential need of assistance to evacuate in an emergency?
(you previously stated this was 11, can you confirm this is still correct)
b. Of those identified in 1a ' how many does your council have a record of being contacted by the council to discuss emergency evacuation?
c. Of those identified in 1b ' how many of these require additional assistance to evacuate in an emergency? By this I mean the use of specialist equipment such as but not limited to evacuation chairs, evacuation lifts, assistance by council staff, horizontal evacuation.

2) How many general needs tower blocks over 30m/10 storeys does the council have responsibility for directly managing?

3) Of the tower blocks identified in Q2, how many have had the means of escape assessed to ensure that evacuation methods can be put in place for vulnerable people? May I request a copy of these assessments if complete for each relevant building.

4) Of the tower blocks identified in Q2, how many have:
o Evacuation lifts
o Firefighting lifts
o Horizontal evacuation
o Refuges
o Ramps
o Disabled evacuation signage
o Staff designated and trained to help in the case of an emergency evacuation

If possible, please state the name and address of the blocks that have these installed.

If you need any further information from me in order to deal with my request, please call me on 07906037947

If you are encountering practical difficulties with complying with this request, please contact me as soon as possible (in line with your section 16 duty to advise and assist requesters) so that we can discuss the matter and if necessary I can modify the request.

Please send me the data requested in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or as a csv file.

If it is necessary for any reason to redact any information, please redact the minimum necessary and send me the rest of the material, explaining the legal grounds for each redaction.

Please can you acknowledge receipt of this request.

Many thanks for your assistance.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (not held) - application/pdf - Download

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