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Freedom of Information and Health and Safety

This blog is aimed at shaming those who ignore health and safety and those who abuse the Freedom of Information Act out of laziness, corruption or to cover up incompetence.

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Chad/Cameroon Pipeline Posted on Sun, August 31, 2014 13:12:44

And, the answer will be? No!

Devon County Council Posted on Sun, August 31, 2014 07:42:10

Email sent –

29 August 2014 17:25

Dear Mr Bradshaw

As you are aware, I am on record at your office with my concerns for public safety at the New Climbing Centre on Exeter Haven Banks Quay. In particular, they are:-

1. Gas Installation.

2. Lightning Protection.

3. Hand Rail Safety on the climbing tower.

4. Weils Desease

Would you like to meet me at the climbing centre to discuss these matters?

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Sadly, Dransfield was right

Devon County Council Posted on Sun, August 31, 2014 07:37:37

Email sent – 30 August 2014 11:26

Dear Mr Bradshaw

I can confirm the recent fatal accident involving a 12 year boy on Topsham Road was at the pedestrian crossing which I reported to you and the Police some 4/6 weeks ago. It is too early to suggest you have blood on your hands until the facts are known.

However, it is a fact I reported a serious H&S irregularity at this particular roundabout pedestrian crossing to you personally and to the local police on two occasions in the last 4/6 weeks. It is a fact the local police conducted a safety survey at this Location some 2/3 weeks ago.

Three questions immediately come to mind:-

1. Could this death have been avoided?

2. What action, if any, has been taken to ensure against any future deaths/injuries at this location?

3.Why have these life threatening dangers not been identified by the traffic police or DCC Highway Officials?

There is no doubt in my mind there will be further deaths at this roundabout and pedestrian crossing immediately opposite the Shell Garage.

For your information action and files.

Your sincerely

Alan M Dransfield