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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.

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

PS

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.

PPS

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

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Corporate
Resources

County
Health and Safety Service

Arlington

House

Headteachers,
Chairs of Governors,

Park

Five

Managers
with Premises Responsibilities

Harrier Way

in
all Non School Devon County

Sowton

Council
Buildings

Exeter

EX2
7HU

Tel:
01392 382788

Email:
margaret.bullock@devon.gov.uk

Fax:
01392 688157

x
April 2010

Dear
Colleagues

RE:
Statutory Inspections of Facilities,
Plant and Equipment

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

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

provisions,
which detail requirements
for regular inspection
and maintenance of

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

having
particular hazards associated with them.

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

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

due
to some confusion over who is responsible for organising the necessary

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

were
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.

SOF
21/4/10 Item B1

Textphone
0845 1551020 SMS Text 0777 3333 231

www.devon.gov.uk

Corporate
Resources

Executive
Director: Heather Barnes

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

inspected
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

01392
382292 or from

the
Devon Healthand
Safety Service on 01392 382027.

Yours
sincerely

Margaret
Bullock

County
Health and Safety Manager

c.c

Richard
Buzzacott

Business
Transformation Team

Chris
Dyer

Children
and Young People’s Services

Chris
Jay

NPS
South West Ltd

Richard
Power Diocese of Exeter

John
Mannix

RC
Diocese of Plymouth



Boris is in the loop

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Fri, December 26, 2014 09:29:48

Email sent – 04 November 2014 08:05

Attn the Lord Mayor of London. London Legacy Authority and the Rugby Union Stadium Safety Authority

Dear Sirs

Please see the following ICO decision ref the the Subject Title.

This is the same stadium which is proposed to be used in next year’s Rugby World Cup Finals.

As the ICO decision clearly shows, my FOIA request was refused under National Security, which at best is hogwash and at worst, is designed to assist the passage of silent fraud; I suggest the latter.

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium is proposed to be used without a roof. An analogy would be to launch a cruise ship without an anchor.

The use of this Stadium with a roof is compromising the total capacity of the stadium 80,000 people during a thunderstorm.

For you information, urgent actions and files.

With thanks

Alan M Dransfield.

http://ico.org.uk/~/media/documents/decisionnotices/2013/fer_0474086.ashx



Financial worries at Balfour Beattie?

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Fri, December 26, 2014 09:25:01

Email sent 05 November 2014 00:41

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the following article on Balfour Beatty. This makes very disconcerting reading for the Balfour Beatty shareholders, and I would not be surprised to see them go into liquidation in the new year.

In the mean time they press on with their plans to use the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium which is devoidof any Lightning Protection System Safety.

It would automatically follow the Stadium would be operating in a legal void.

In the event that Balfour Beatty should go Bankrupt, I am sure the Coalition Government will be delighted with the multi billion pound payout needed nationwide.

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/marketforceslive/2014/nov/04/balfour-beatty-finance-director-to-leave



Balfour Beatty block concerns about health and safety

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Fri, December 26, 2014 09:21:56

Attn Mr Bobby Brown

Balfour Beatty Group National Manager for Health & Safety(?!)

Dear Mr Brown

As you can see Miss Vicki Skeene is still ignoring my emails. Miss Skeene is the Balfour Beatty Group HR Manager nationwide, and she will surely claim ignorance on these H&S matters which your are also aware of.

My advice to you is keep your CV up to date.

Alan M Dransfield

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Skene, Vikki vikki.skene@balfourbeatty.com
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:41 AM
Subject: Email block
To: alan dransfield

As previously advised your emails to this address are blocked and will not be read or forwarded.



Balfour Beatty CEO informed of the dangers

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Fri, December 26, 2014 09:18:39

Email sent – 05 November 2014 01:48

Balfour Beatty plc

130 Wilton Road, London

SW1V 1LQ

For the Attn of the CEO and the Fraud Investigation Officers

Dear Sirs

I would be most grateful if you would elevate this letter to your CEO and the Balfour Beatty Group Fraud Investigation Manager, as I wish to report serious crimes within the Balfour Beatty Group.

In particular, I wish to report serious crimes on the Olympic Village Design and Construction and in particular the Queen Elizabeth Stadium which is proposed to be used for next years Rugby Finals and the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Stadium both designed and built by the BBG.

Both of these sports stadiums are operating in a legal void owing to the fact they have not been provisioned with adequate lightning protection measures, inter alia .

I would be most grateful for a full list of the BBG Board of Executives and None Executive Directors of the BBG.

Please also provide me with a contact name and email address for the BBG Head Lawyer.

For specific details of my allegations please contact Miss Vikki Skeene your HR Manager in Glasgow and your National H&S Manager Mr Bobby Brown.

Further specific details can be obtained from your S/W Director Mr Andy Macadam in Exeter.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield



Rugby World Cup Venue has no Lightning Protection

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Sat, August 16, 2014 08:02:29

Email sent 15 August 2014 07:26

Mr Bobby Brown
National Health & Safety Manager
Balfour Beatty Group( BBG)

Dear
Mr Brown

As you are aware, the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Ground has been chosen as
a venue for next years World Cup.

The current crowd capacity of 10K will be
doubled by the ongoing stadium expansion project, which I appreciate is not
being carried out by the BBG.

However, owing to the criminal negligence by
the BBG the new stadium will also be non – compliant to Lightning Protection
standards ie BS/EN62305 /2006. Ditto for the adjacent Pedestrian
Bridge.

You have been fully aware of the dangers at the Exeter Chiefs Rugby
Ground since at least 2009, when we met personally along with Vicky Skeen, the
BBG HR Manager, to discuss this and other H/S issues including the 6 PFI schools
in Exeter and Network Rail safety issues inter alia.

Please feel free to
contact me should you need further clarification. Your SW Regional Manager, Mr
Andy MacAdam, has known about these irregularities and anomalies for at least a decade.

For your information, action and files.

Yours
sincerely

Alan M Dransfield



Again, will Ben Bradshaw act? Unlikely.

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Mon, March 17, 2014 12:50:04

Email sent March 16, 2014 8:46 AM
Lightning Protection Dangers at the Exeter Chief Rugby Stadium

Dear Mr Bradshaw

As you are aware, I am on record with you ref my fears and concerns for public safety at both the Rugby Stadium and the Rugby Pedestrian Bridge. In particular, I refer to the Lightning Protection Systems (LPS).

It is a proven fact the Rugby Pedestrian Bridge has been operating in a legal void for 7/8 since it was commissioned owing to the LPS failures, which are well- documented in the As Built Health and Safety Files, which you have a copy and this matter is now before the Court of Appeal.

I now turn to the LPS safety or the lack of safety related to the Exeter Chief Rugby Stadium itself.

The Rugby Stadium owners and the DCC are on record that the stadium is compliant with the Lightning Protection Regulation and they have a certificate from Redpath Buchanan claiming full compliance…..

…..I note the extension works at the Exeter Chiefs has just started and it would appear to me the new stadium works will exacerbate the current LPS dangers.

I am deeply concerned that dozens/hundreds of people could be seriously injured or killed at the Rugby Stadium and the Bridge, and I call upon my MP to write to the appropriate oversight for sports stadium safety authority to inspect the LPS on both structures, bridge and stadium.

I am more than willing to accompany you and other authorities around the stadium to discuss my fears and allegations.

I reiterate that the Stadium and the Pedestrian Bridge are non-compliant to the BS/EN 62305/2008 regulations.

No person applying a right and proper mind can say the Bridge or the Stadium is compliant to the aforementioned standards.

I look forward to your response.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield



Unsafe Landmark FOI Ruling

Exeter Chiefs Posted on Sun, April 28, 2013 18:57:17

http://files.devon.gov.uk/foi/Operation%20Maintenance%20Manual%20-%20Full%20(redacted).pdf

The recent release of the Operation Maintenance Manual for the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Bridge (ECRB) is the “smoking gun” that proves shenanigans with the DCC/ICO and Upper Tribunal because the OMM clearly proves the ECRB DID NOT have any Lightning Protection Systems or Lightning Risk Assessment, as reported by the them.

I believe the the GIA/3037/2011 decision is therefore unsafe and should be withdrawn from HM Statute Book. This case is currently before the Court of Appeal.



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