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Number lost time incidents and injuries on AWPR: EIR release

Published: 27 Jun 2018
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
27 Jun 2018
Number lost time incidents and injuries on AWPR: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01359
Date received: 11 May 2018
Date responded: 27 June 2018

Information requested

  • The number of Lost Time Incidents on the site of the AWPR project since commencement broken down by the following financial years a) 2015/16 b) 2016/17 c) 2017/18.

  • Please provide the details of each injury that was caused and provide the detailed description of how the injury was caused."

As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Response

The number of Lost Time Incidents on the site of the AWPR project since commencement broken down by the following financial years a) 2015/16 b) 2016/17 c) 2017/18.

Financial Year: 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
Total Number LTIs 7 5 7

Regargding the details of each injury that was caused and the detailed description of how the injury was caused:

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance Transport Scotland does not have the information you have requested. Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held), Transport Scotland is not required to provide information which it does not have.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption. While we recognise there may be some public interest in details of each injury that was caused and how they were caused clearly we cannot provide information which we do not hold.

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