Alan Dransfield's Blog

Alan Dransfield's Blog

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.

Collapsed M20 Bridge request for construction information

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, August 29, 2016 07:56:37
Email sent - 29/08/2016 05:52

Kent County Council

Dear Madam

Under protection of the FOIA 2000 please provide me with the following information ref the subject title.

1. A PDF Copy of the As Built Health and Safety File for the Pedestrian Bridge.

2. An inspection certificate for the said bridge for the last 5 years.

With thanks

Yours sincerely


Alan M Dransfield




Was Lafarge cement used in this bridge construction????

  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post613

Yet more incompetence leading to danger to the public

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, August 29, 2016 07:54:23
Email sent - 29/08/2016 06:44

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the following url link which shows the M20 was reopened leaving a large section of the bridge overhanging the motorway on the North bound lanes.

What imbecile approved that?

If what I say is correct about the absence of reinforcement steel, the general public were put at serious risk.

I understand a brand new bridge has now been installed over both directions.

For your information action and files

Alan M Dransfield

http://news.sky.com/story/at-least-one-person-injured-after-bridge-collapses-on-m20-10553773




Was Lafarge Cement used in this bridge construction???

  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post612

M20 bridge collapse

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, August 29, 2016 07:44:19
Email sent - 29/08/2016 06:44

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/27/long-road-delays-expected-over-record-breaking-bank-holiday

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

I wish to report suspicious circumstance to the M20 Bridge collapse a couple of days ago. From media coverage it would appear this concrete pedestrian bridge had not been provisioned with any reinforcement steel and there was no vertical support pier in the central reservation.

Under no circumstances would a bridge span 30 mts plus without reinforcement steel. This bridge has snapped in the middle of the bridge like a Kitcat.

It would also appear the digger which was being transported on a articulated lorry was traveling on the hard shoulder.

I fully appreciate this is outside your patch but I would be grateful if you would flag up my fears to the Ministry of Transport and the Health and Safety Executive. Under normal circumstance,I would alert the HSE but as you are aware, they have imposed a lifetime ban against me.

In light of this bridge collapse and if it is confirmed the reinforcement steel has been omitted, then all bridges in the UK need to be checked.

By the grace of god this incident (not accident) resulted in no fatalities and only one minor injury.

It would also appear that this collision occurred under slow to moderate speed; hence, god help the general public in the event the lorries were traveling at speed.

Whether or not this bridge was built with the Lafarge contaminated cement I know not, but what I do know is the incident should have and could have been avoided if the Ministry of Transport were not sleeping on the job.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

PS

I do hope you don't think I am being too vexatious.




Was Lafarge Cement used in this bridge construction???






  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post611

Boris, are you listening? Boris. BORIS!

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Mon, July 13, 2015 20:32:24

From: alan dransfield <alanmdransfield@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 6:20 AM
Subject: OLYMPIC STADIUM IS A LIGHTNING DEATH TRAP
To: "foi@londonlegacy.co.uk" <foi@londonlegacy.co.uk>, Mayor of London <mayor@london.gov.uk>
Cc: BRADSHAW Ben <BradshawBP@parliament.uk>, Lou Elliston <Lou.Elliston@sgsamail.org.uk>, John Perkins <john.perkins@sgsamail.org.uk>, "GRC@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk" <grc@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk>, Richard Bailey <Richard.Bailey@ico.gsi.gov.uk>, christopher.graham@ico.org.uk, "graham.smith@ico.org.uk" <graham.smith@ico.org.uk>, John BERCOW <john.bercow.mp@parliament.uk>, John Olsson <john.olsson1@gmail.com>, "<John.McArthur@scottish.parliament.uk>" <john.mcarthur@scottish.parliament.uk>, "<public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk>" <public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk>, "Enquiries, Unit" <enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk>, bobby brown <bobby.brown@bbcel.co.uk>, Fiona Miller miller <Fiona.Miller@dwf.co.uk>, Norman Scarth <againstcorruption@hotmail.co.uk>

Attn the Mayor of London and the London Legacy Authority

Dear Sirs

Further to my recent correspondence claiming the London Olympic Stadium is unsafe and unfit for purpose, please see the latest photographic images which support my claims that the stadium is a lighting death t rap.

In particular,see the photograph of the men installing the roof material which is made of PVC.

PVC material is non-conductive; hence compromises the public safety of the stadium in the event of a lightning strike.

I also draw your attention to the V steel structures around the stadium. These steel structures should be insulated to protect both the stadium and the general public from lightning overflash.

In a nutshell, the Olympic Stadium does not meet with the BS/EN 62305 and the Construction Design Management (CDM )Laws 2007.

I repeat my recommendations that this Stadium and the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Stadium should be closed down and prevented from public use until a full Lightning Protection Audit has been carried out.

This is compounded even further because 3 out of the 4 risk assessments required under BS/EN 62305 have been omitted. This can be verified by an ocular inspection of the Stadium Lightning Risk Assessment, which is in the public domain.

Balfour Beatty and the oversight authorities have no knowledge of the Faraday Cage lightning principles and are putting profit before public safety.

They have failed to identify and protect the general public and players and officials using these two stadiums and Ground Potential Rise (GPR) has NOT even been considered

The PVC roof material will invalidate the Public Liability Insurance in the event of a Lightning Strike on the stadium causing serious injury or death.

Lightning protection failures and irregularities are not isolated to the Olympic and Devon Sports stadiums. It is common practice by Balfour Beatty on the majority of public funded projects.

The worst case scenario for both stadiums is HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED IN THE EVENT OF A DIRECT LIGHTNING STRIKE.

My advice to any person attending either Stadium and encountering a thunderstorm is to GET THE HELL OUT OF THE STADIUM AND FIND A SAFE PLACE.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Devon FOIA Campaigner

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=olympic+stadium+PVC+roof&rlz=1C1CHWR_en-GBGB570GB570&espv=2&biw=1440&bih=785&site=webhp&tbm=isch&imgil=GTobs7fhuFkMMM%253A%253BkNESnpq5q-myHM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.detail-online.com%25252Farchitecture%25252Ftopics%25252Flondon-2012-olympic-stadium-019389.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=GTobs7fhuFkMMM%253A%252CkNESnpq5q-myHM%252C_&usg=__-ONLL41XQZnpLohAGgSMoNGOOE0%3D&ved=0CDYQyjc&ei=lZygVcjFOsWGywONyYWwCg#imgrc=WwLTsltxZjS09M%3A&usg=__-ONLL41XQZnpLohAGgSMoNGOOE0%3D





  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post424

Ben Bradshaw informed - stand by for action;o)

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, September 08, 2013 17:18:05

Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:58 AM

Subject: LAFARGE CEMENT SCANDAL IN DEVON



Dear Mr Bradshaw

As you are aware, the Lafarge Cement scandal of 2005/06 saw millions of tonnes of contaminated cement imported into the South West for public funded projects, including the 6 PFI schools. You are also aware that it was around the time that the Devon County Council considered my FOIA requests were vexatious.

It now transpires that the Lafarge Cement scam was not isolated to Devon but was worldwide ....

You are also aware that the City Council and DCC took no action to safeguard public funds or public safety and at this Juncture, they are unaware which projects were subjected to contaminated cement.

We now have a situation ongoing where the 6 PFI schools have contaminated drinking water and we also know the 6 PFI schools were built with contaminated cement. Hence, if the drinking water doesn't kill the kids, the building collapses will.

No wonder the DCC have paid out thousands of pounds fightning my FOIA case related to these schools.

I would strongly suggest/recommend you write to the DCC/City Council asking for a full list of affected projects from the Lafarge Cement ccam. As you are aware, contaminated cement was also sold to neighbouring counties in the SouthWest of England. Hence, I think it would be prudent of you to contact the relevant oversight authorities.

I would envisage to see some building/structural collapse in the not distant future caused by the Lafarge Contaminated Cement.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post66

Scottish Buildings

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, September 08, 2013 17:10:14
Mr Ian Davidson

Chairman Scottish Select Committee

Dear Mr Davidson

I wish to alert you to the possible use of CONTAMINATED CEMENT used on Scottish Projects between 2005/08. It is a well known and documented fact that Lafarge Cement Company sold millions of tonnes of Contaminated Cement to the South West between the above dates and I am of the opinion this contaminated cement FRAUD was not isolated to the South West of England and it could have been sold for use on Scottish Public Works Contracts.

This contaminated cements "Could Result" in building/structure collapse,hence, the gravity of my allegation would justify a full inquiry into Lafarge Cement sold in Scotland between the above dates.

I would anticipate that we could experience building/structure collapse in the not too distant future cause by the Contaminated Cement FRAUD.

with thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post65

Contaminated cement used in public works

Lafarge CementPosted by Sheila Oliver Sat, May 04, 2013 07:52:15

The Lafarge Cement Scandal in Devon was where the Lafarge Cement Company admitted to providing millions of tonnes of contaminated cement. Perusal of the Devon County Council website will confirm they took no evasive or preventive actions to safeguard the general public and the public purse from this scam.

When using concrete foundations to channel lightning strikes to earth, the last thing you need is contaminated concrete foundations.

Verification of this particular scam can be found under a simple Google search of LAFARGE contaminated cement in the South West.

  • Comments(0)//blog.olliesemporium.co.uk/#post23