London's Pulse: Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972

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Finsbury 1937

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Finsbury Borough]

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Premises dirty 4
Sanitary conveniences insanitary 8
Sanitary conveniences insufficiently ventilated 26
Water closet accommodation insufficient 2
Absence of separate accommodation for the sexes 1
Miscellaneous 75
The notices sent to the Hoir.e Office were as follows:—
Abstract of the Factory and Workshop Act not
affixed, or wrongly affixed 1
New occupation 1

Details of Defects and Defaults in Factories, Workshops and Workplaces, for which Notices were Served in 1937.

Smoke nuisance81__9
Cisterns dirty or covers broken12-3
Dampness in walls213
Drains choked66-12
Drains leaky516
Dustbins broken or absent1510530
Guttering or rain-water pipe broken, leaking or inadequate-213
Manhole covers broken3115
Open drain inlets1214
Refuse accumulations147122
Roofs leaky13417
Floors broken910120
Ceilings broken459
Sanitary conveniences not separate for sexes106-16
Sanitary conveniences defective118218147
Sanitary conveniences dirty86304120
Sanitary conveniences insufficient516
Sanitary conveniences unsuitable81167104
Soil pipes leaky516
Staircases and landings dirty11617
Urinals foul66
Ventilation of workrooms inadequate or insufficient means of-7-7
Waste material improperly stored11
Water closets choked1212
Waste pipes choked or leaky142117
Water fittings leaky9211
Workshops or workplaces dirty38846
Yard paving broken2226
Yard walls dirty1618

In connection with these matters 297 intimation notices and
5 statutory notices were served.