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No Health and Safety Files Held.

PFI SchoolsPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, May 03, 2015 08:38:23

Email sent - 29 April 2015 14:57

Dear Mr Bradshaw MP

Please see the following email from Chudleigh schools, who confirm they do not hold any as built Health & Safety files at the school.

It is a legal requirement to hold such files on the premises

Strikes me the Devon County Council don't know what they are doing


From: "Chudleigh School Administrator"

Date: 29 April 2015 14:29:41 BST
To: "'alan dransfield'" <

Dear Mr. Dransfield,

In response to your request, I am now able to advise that we are a Devon County Council maintained school and our

on- going maintenance is undertaken via NPS. We do not hold ‘As Built Health & Safety files’ as these are held by whoever commissioned the building. In our case this would be DCC. I note that DCC have referred you to apply directly to us but I wonder if there might have been a misunderstanding with a school with a similar name which is an academy school? Therefore DCC would have referred you direct them.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara Carr

School Business Manager

From: alan dransfield [
Sent: 27 April 2015 05:59

Chudleigh Primary School

Dear Sir or Madam

I have been informed by the DCC to redirect my FOIA request directly to the school.

Under protection of the FOIA 2000, please provide me with the following information.

1. A copy of the As Built Health and Safety File aka Operation Maintenance Manuals.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield.

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