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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.

Unlawful ICO Vexatious Decision

Vexatious Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 13:31:20

Email sent – 03/07/2016 12:10

Dear Mr Bailey

I consider the enclosed ICO decision is unlawful because
you have failed to include the Court Authority on which the ICO rely upon, i.e
the GIA/373/2011\Dransfield v ICO

Please bring this matter to the attention of your legal
team to avoid any repetitions, and please amend this particular decision.

With thanks

Alan M Dransfield

Who has been tampering with the landmark Vexatious decision?

Vexatious Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 13:29:22

Email sent – 03/07/2016 09:07

Dear Mr Bailey of the ICO

Please see the attached link
for both the Upper Tier Tribunal and the Court of Appeal ref the infamous Dransfield Vexatious

There appears to have been some
tampering with this decision and the dates have been changed. The UT decision
was in Jan 2013 not 2015. Furthermore, the CoA decision does not reflect the
decision I hold on file.

Please bring this to the
attention of the outgoing Information Commissioner and the incoming IC

with thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Bishop of Crediton

Met Office Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 08:10:30

Email sent – 12/06/2016 08:00

Bishop Of Crediton

Dear Sirs

I understand your remit of Bishop covers several schools in
Crediton and surrounding area.

I have reason to believe that
these schools have not been provisioned with any Lightning Risk Assessment, which I am sure you will recognize as dangerous. Could you please look
into this matter for me.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Lightning doesn’t cause fires, who’d have known it?

Lightning Protection Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 08:09:10

Email sent – 12/06/2016 07:26

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

As you are aware, the Devon Fire Authority are under the illusion lightning doesn’t cause fires.

No person applying a right and
proper mind would make such a statement.

For your information action and

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Is Mr Bradshaw too busy with the Labour leadership issue to act?

Lightning Protection Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 08:03:58

Email sent – 28/06/2016 06:26

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

Forches Primary School

As you are aware the 500 plus schools in Devon under the
Devon County Council remit have not been provisioned with any Lightning Risk

I have recently received a Risk
Assessment Schedule for this school along with the latest Lightning Protection
Test results.

The Lightning Test results
confirms the Lightning Protection System does NOT comply with the
BS/EN/ 62305/2011.

Their risk
assessment schedule also confirms the school has asbestos within the building
and does NOT include any reference to lightning.

I have to say that this
particular school is relying upon a generic Risk Assessment ref the Devon
County Council Education Authority ref their form RA03, which at best is unsafe and at worst, unlawful. Risk Assessment shall be site specific.

It must be assumed the other 500 plus schools are also
reliant upon generic risk assessment form RA03 for all risks. This is a very dangerous practice and I call upon my MP to call for a public inquiry
into all aspects of Health & Safety at Devon Schools.

For your information, action and files

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Concerns for public safety at Forches Cross School

Lightning Protection Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 07:59:35

Email sent – 29/06/2016 07:00

Headmaster at Forches Cross

Dear Mr Wisken

Further to my earlier email expressing my concerns for the
public safety at your school.

I have just noticed another
serious anomaly on your Lightning Certificate .

In particular, your Certificate of 5/12/13
stated there were many items requiring bonding (ie
equipotentional ) and on the bottom of the sheet it stated (works
undertaken to address).

However, on your certificate
2014 and 2016 the Certificate claim this to be an OPEN ISSUE. Certificate for
2015 was not included.

In a nutshell Sir, your school appears to be deploying
teachers to undertake risk assessment for all facets which is a very dangerous
precedence; teachers teach, engineers and technicians conduct risk assessment.

It is fairly obvious from your LPS Certificates and Risk
Assessment Sheet RA 03 that your school and you in particular are failing
your duty of care to protect the children and staff at your school from lightning and other serious H&S issues, ie,Asbestos, Legionella, etc.

For the avoidance of doubt, I will attend your school
premises and point out these life threatening faults free of charge.

For your information, action and files

Yours sincerely

Alan Dransfield

Margaret Bullock, you naughty woman

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 07:50:58

Email sent – 02/07/2016 07:43

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the letter from the
Devon County Council H&S Chief, Margeret Bullock……

I draw your attention to the DCC H&S Policy which is
dated 2012 (see DCC website).

Any reputable public authority would update their Health & Safety policy
every year.

This letter is important because it proves the DCC lied through their teeth to HM Court ref the Dransfield Vexatious Case GIA/30,37/2011
because they were aware that their policy and procedures for pupil safety were
serious flawed if not criminally negligent.

For your information action and files

Yours etc

Alan M Dransfield


I have recommended the Devon Cornwall Police should question
you ref you willful blind eye to DCC fraud and theft of public funds.
Best of luck with that.


Could you please advise me if I can submit a FOIA
request to my MP?



Health and Safety Service



Chairs of Governors,



with Premises Responsibilities

Harrier Way

all Non School Devon County





01392 382788


01392 688157

April 2010


Statutory Inspections of Facilities,
Plant and Equipment

Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) requires
that employers
provide a safe

of work, plant and equipment. This duty
is extended by specific

which detail requirements
for regular inspection
and maintenance of

items of facilities, plant and equipment. These items are regarded as

particular hazards associated with them.

recent visits to a variety of premises
across the council, it was identified

a number of statutory inspections have not been carried out in some premises

to some confusion over who is responsible for organising the necessary

In some cases the inspections
had been carried out, but no records

held on the premises. To
assist those with premises responsibilities,
a list of key items that require statutory
inspections and maintenance, normally
carried outmby
an independent, competent
contractor, in addition to the usual
premises or user checks, is attached.
Establishments should identify which items on this
list are present in their
own facilities or premises. For each
item of statutory
inspection, the frequency
requirements is provided and indication
of whether it is the
service, the school,
the directorate, NPS South West or the Council Insurers who have the responsibility
for arranging the inspection. However,
in all cases and regardless of who
arranges these inspections, each inspection must be recorded and a copy retained
at each of the relevant premises.

21/4/10 Item B1

0845 1551020 SMS Text 0777 3333 231


Director: Heather Barnes

any facilities, plant or equipment is no longer used, it will still
be required to be

unless it is made totally
unusable, e.g. isolated
from the mains, plugs removed,
etc and clearly labelled Do
Not Use.
Establishments are advised whereever
possible to dispose of obsolete equipment. Establishments
where DCC is not
the employer (e.g. Voluntary Aided, Foundation and
Trust schools) are advised to use the attached
sheet to check your current arrangements.Premises
arrangements for managing the statutory
inspections of facilities, plant and
equipment will be monitored as part of the
Health & Safety Management Reviews
carried out across the Council and
detailed information on all premises related
health and safety responsibilities
are provided on the Devon Health and Safety
Service pages onThe
Source or
on the CDROM provided
to schools. Other
sources of advice can also be obtained
from your relevant NPS BuildingOfficer,
the Councils Insurance Team on

382292 or from

Devon Healthand
Safety Service on 01392 382027.



Health and Safety Manager



Transformation Team


and Young People’s Services


South West Ltd

Power Diocese of Exeter


Diocese of Plymouth

Vexatious to upset the Saudi Government

Vexatious Posted on Sun, July 03, 2016 07:45:41

Email sent – 03/07/2016 07:13

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

Please see the Information Commissioner’s Office decision which refuses a FOIA request
from a British citizen under section 14/1 Vexatious.

Saudi Arabia is not one of most transparent countries in the
World and I doubt if they have any FOIA.

The ICO has used section 14/1 in this particular case
because they don’t want to upset the Saudi Government. Nice one ICO.

Could you please write to the
ICO asking them not to use my good family name when contacting the Saudi government or any other similar despot country.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield