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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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