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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 ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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?


Corporate Resources

County Health and Safety Service



Headteachers, Chairs of Governors,



Managers with Premises Responsibilities

Harrier Way

in all Non School Devon County


Council Buildings



Tel: 01392 382788


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

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


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

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Boris is in the loop

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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.

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Financial worries at Balfour Beattie?

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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.

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Balfour Beatty block concerns about health and safety

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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
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.

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Balfour Beatty CEO informed of the dangers

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver Fri, December 26, 2014 09:18:39

Email sent - 05 November 2014 01:48

Balfour Beatty plc

130 Wilton Road, London


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

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Rugby World Cup Venue has no Lightning Protection

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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

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Again, will Ben Bradshaw act? Unlikely.

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver 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

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Unsafe Landmark FOI Ruling

Exeter ChiefsPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, April 28, 2013 18:57:17

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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