FOI request (FOI218682)
Requested Wed 19 July 2017
Responded Wed 19 July 2017
1. Smoke Safety Mask
a. Has the Council purchased any "Smoke Safety Masks" in the last 5 years? A "Smoke Safety Mask" is a mask that is worn to prevent smoke inhalation and provide clean/filtered air to the wearer in the event of a fire escape or smoke hazard. A picture example of a "Smoke Safety Mask" is attached: (unable to copy picture over)
b. If the answer is "Yes" for question 1 (i) how many did the Council purchase (ii) from whom did they purchase and (iii) at what price per unit? (iii) were these purchases for residential housing or other facilities or buildings owned or controlled by the Council?
2. Housing and Residential Stock
a) How many residential buildings does the Council have in its housing stock?
b) How many of those in a) are towers rather than residential houses?
c) Please confirm if there are additional housing/towers within the ownership/control of a housing authority and provide the name of the relevant housing authorities?
3. Fire Incidents
a) How many fire incidents occurred in the housing stock owned/controlled by the Council in the last 3 years?
b) What were the number of (a) injuries and (b) deaths as a result of the incidents reported in a).
3. Contact Names
Please can you confirm the name, job title and email address for the following:
a. Head of Health and Safety and the person responsible for ensuring health and safety compliance of the Council's housing stock?
b. Person responsible for ensuring fire safety compliance of building within ownership/control of the Council?
c. Head of Housing
d. Head of Facilities Management
ResponseQ1 - Information not held. Q2 - Hastings Borough Council does not own any social housing, they were all transferred in 1996 to 1066 Housing Association (now Optivo). The Council does have a Social Lettings Agency where the property (49 units in total) is leased from private owners, but none of these units are in towers. Q3 Fire incidents - None in Social Lettings Agency properties. Contact Names:Q3a - N/AQ3b & d - Jane Hartnell, Director Corporate Services and Governance email: firstname.lastname@example.orgQ3c - Andrew Palmer, Assistant Director Housing & Built Environment email: email@example.com
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