Freedom of information request response - 05193

FOI request

FOI ID number
Highways inspection reports

I wish to make a request under the freedom of information act for information that relates to the highways inspection reports and procedures for maintenance workers and anything that relates to the fixing of signs including the correct height that you advise your staff and the legislation that maintenance engineers need to adhere to.

What are the procedures should there be a report of a water leak which causes the sign to sink and what procedures are in place to inform the necessary water authority of such a leak?

If there is nothing that is written anywhere please could you kindly confirm that there is nothing in writing that relates to safety checking height wise of the signs on posts particularly of those mounted on the pavements when carrying out an inspection.

I would also like to know how many personal injury reports you have had in the last 10 years where people have been injured as a result of dangerous, low and hazardous road signs on pavements in your area.

Please could you kindly list all the injury reports in the same way the report is organised below.

Date Injury Details
14/09/2009 Various Injuries A road sign fell in front of claimant whilst he was cycling
07/10/2011 Head Injury Hit head on road sign whist assisting vulnerable adults as part of duties


Our response


Freedom of Information Request in relation to highways inspection reports and signs

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request which has been logged with the reference number FOI 05193.

Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for highways.

Please re-direct your request to Cumbria County Council using their website

Response date
05 April 2018