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Slippery steps

College Climbing CentrePosted by Sheila Oliver Tue, March 18, 2014 11:32:46

Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:17 PM

Subject: EXETER QUAY CLIMBING CENTRE PHOTO



Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the photo of the subject title and as the photo clearly shows the finish level is running towards the 3 steps, which means all the rain run-off water will cascade down the steps and into the basin, which is all well and good from an environmental point of view but it means that the steps will be wet during wet periods and cause a possible H&S slip issue.

This area is approx 200 mt 2; hence a substantial amount of run-off water is expected to run off this paved area.

Any designer with half a brain would have included an Aco Drain at the top of the steps. Having said that, we are talking about the DCC and Midas Construction; hence, no Aco Drain and a host of other irregularities and anomalies. In the far left hand corner you might just see the infamous connection which is NOT accessible in the event of an emergency.

Would you like to meet me at this climbing centre sometime Mr Bradshaw and I can show you my concerns and complaint first hand?

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan

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