Tyres used on Health and Community Services vehicles (FOI)
Tyres used on Health and Community Services vehicles (FOI)Produced by the Bailiff's Chamber
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 January 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please can you help us understand a little more about the Channel Islands' health/hospital fleet's tyre consumption? Here are some specific questions:
How big is your fleet?
Which vehicles comprise your fleet?
How many tyres do you buy each year? And how many are removed each year?
Which companies supply your fleet's tyres?
What brands, products and sizes are they?
What proportion are summer, winter and all-season tyres?
At what tread depth do you remove tyres?
Which firms collect these tyres?
Are any tyres resold as part-worn tyres? If so, how many?
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There are 90 vehicles in the health and ambulance fleet.
HCS vehicle fleet
The following table shows the number of tyres purchased for the last six years.
Tyres purchased annually for 2015 to 2020
|Number of tyres||38||56||34||101||60||122|
The number of tyres removed would be approximately the same number as those purchased since most tyres are ordered on demand as they are not a standard stock item.
A manual search of our records would be required in order to obtain the exact number as our systems are not configured in a way to allow us to extract this information.
We estimate that it will take us in excess of 12.5 working hours to locate and retrieve the data in reference to your request. This part of your request, therefore, will not be processed further.
A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
The tyres for our fleet are supplied by Good Year Tyres UK, Paul’s Tyres and Taff Tyres.
The tyre brands and sizes used are within the OE specification for the vehicle models.
The majority of the health fleet run on standard tyres all year-round with snow chains or socks only required in snowy conditions. A couple of response vehicles have winter tyres available if they are required.
Tyres are replaced before reaching minimum legal tread depth. A tread depth prediction is made when vehicles receive their scheduled maintenance service as to whether the tyre will remain within the minimum tread depth to their next service, if not, the tyres are replaced.
The old tyres are disposed of by Paul’s Tyres, Taff Tyres or taken directly to the recycling centre by the Jersey Fleet Management section.
We do not sell any part worn tyres.
Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.