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Dear Aberdeenshire Council,

This is a Freedom of Information Request.

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?

1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand [Council’s] 5G strategy? Where was this information published?

1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current in use in public spaces within [Council]:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers.

(b) Specification sheets of 5G technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is [Council] complying with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

1.4 If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G strategy?

2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and roll out for 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.

3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public Highways?

3.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

3.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to control the vehicles?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public Highways and Public spaces?

4.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.

4.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of detail on:

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity officers?

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy and rollout comply with?

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?

5.1 If yes, please answer these questions:

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

5.2 If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight system using the CMS?

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the system?

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and for how long?

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for the CMS and the LED streetlight system.

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight system?

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for the CMS and LED streetlight system?

(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have been meet.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public and workers during the LED streetlights operation?

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at daytime and night time?

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED streetlights?

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?

6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?

Yours faithfully,

scott pattinson

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ISFOI, Aberdeenshire Council

Dear Mr Pattinson

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“The Act”)

We refer to your request dated 10/06/2019, for information on 5G
Strategy. 

We confirm that the Council holds the following information, which we
believe satisfies your request, and which is as noted below.

1. Do you have a 5G strategy?

No

1.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
N/A

1.2 If yes, has the public had the opportunity to read and understand
[Council’s] 5G strategy? Where was this information published?
N/A

1.3 I also request a supplementary document that includes the highest
level of detail on all 5G technology that’s planned to be used and current
in use in public spaces within [Council]:
N/A

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers.
N/A

(b) Specification sheets of 5G technology.
N/A

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays are not currently 5G, but can be
5G enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades
or retrofitting?
N/A

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards is [Council] complying
with for the 5G strategy and existing 5G technology.
N/A

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.
N/A

1.4 If no, I request to know when you will be chairing a 5G strategy?
N/A

2. I request the name/s of the Officer/s in charge of the 5G strategy and
roll out for 5G and Smart Cities; and who their subject area expert or
consultancy is, their CV and qualifications on 5G and Smart Cities.
N/A

3. Are you in talks with any experts, companies or entities about
autonomous vehicles (AV) for public transport and/or private use on Public
Highways?
No

3.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
N/A

3.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of
detail on:
N/A

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?
N/A

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
N/A

(c) What type of communication system will [Council] be utilising to
control the vehicles?
N/A

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your AV strategy
and rollout comply with?

N/A

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.
N/A

4. Do you have a strategy for smart roads and smart signage on Public
Highways and Public spaces?
No

4.1 If yes, I request to see the complete strategy, its ambitions and its
objectives in PPTX, Word, PDF or picture format.
N/A

4.2 I also request a supplementary document that includes all levels of
detail on:

N/A

(a) Companies and entities involved and the names of the company/entity
officers?
N/A

(b) Specification sheets of all technology.
N/A

(c) What technology e.g. units and arrays will not be 5G, but can be 5G
enabled e.g. with current software, future software, hardware upgrades or
retrofitting etc (you must be specific on anything here)?
N/A

(d) What UK, EU and International safety standards does your 5G strategy
and rollout comply with?
N/A

(e) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.
N/A

5. Are you planning to rollout or have rolled out LED street lighting?
Yes

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
Aberdeenshire Council have not installed a CMS System, and the LED
luminaires installed are the Thorn R2L2 and Isaro Pro, Urbis Ampera and
Axia, Philips Luma and Lumistreet, Holophane Factor, ASD Highways Diamond
and DW Windsor Kirium.  Information on full specification is not held by
Aberdeenshire Council but is available from the manufacturers.

 

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?
N/A

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?
N/A

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
N/A

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?
Aberdeenshire Council do not hold this information.  All installed
luminaires comply with BS EN 60598-1

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
N/A

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?
N/A

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
NO CMS and the Street Lighting network is maintained in-house and
Aberdeenshire Council do not repaird LED street lights, they are sent back
to the supplier to be replaced/repaired.

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?
As stated above no CMS System has been installed.  Lighting Officer is
responsible for Street Lighting Network.

(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.

All LED lanterns are purchased from Scotland Excel and comply with the
required standards.  The luminaires comply with BS EN 60598-1, and are
installed by a competent contractor.

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
Aberdeenshire Council do not hold this information.  All luminaires comply
with BS EN 60598-1

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?
Aberdeenshire Council do not hold this information.  The LED Lighting has
been installed in accordance with the requirements of BS5489 (Code of
Practice for the Design of Road Lighting)

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?
Aberdeenshire Council do not hold this information.

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
All Street Lights comply with the BS EN 60598-1.

5.2 If no, then I request a declaration from [Council] that you will not
be installing LED streetlights in the future. If you cannot provide a
declaration, I would like the following answered in the future tense:

(a) What is the CMS and specification of the software and hardware of the
LED street light system?
N/A

(b) What type of waveform is the LED? e.g. Square wave?
N/A

(c) Can you control the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the streetlight
system using the CMS?
N/A

(d) Can you control the PWM of each streetlight that’s connected to the
system?
N/A

(e) What restrictions do you have in place for the control of the PWM?
N/A

(f) What is the UK, EU and International safety limit (low and high) for
the amount of ‘flicker’ (Hz) the Human Body and eyes can be exposed to and
for how long?
N/A

(g) I request to see the training manual and safety operation manual for
the CMS and the LED streetlight system.
N/A

(h) Who is the company who is or has installed the CMS LED streetlight
system?
N/A

(i) What company maintains and repairs the CMS and LED streetlight system?
N/A

(j) What entity and Officer is responsible for the safety standards for
the CMS and LED streetlight system?
N/A

(k) I request proof e.g. a certificate from [Council] that confirms that
UK, EU and International safety standards for workers and the public have
been meet.
N/A

(l) What is the amount of Blue Light leakage that’s safe for the public
and workers during the LED streetlights operation?
N/A

(m) What level of LED streetlight exposure is safe for the public at
daytime and night time?
N/A

(n) Is there a legal requirement for diffusers to be fitted to LED
streetlights?
N/A

(o) How have you have addressed the amount of Oxidative Stress on Human
and Animal cells that’s produced from LED?
N/A

6. Where do you have 3G and 4G systems in public spaces and public roads?
Aberdeenshire Council have no systems deployed.

Please contact me as the officer responsible for responding to your
request if you have any further queries.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with this response, please refer
to the further information attached.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Infrastructure Services

 

Further Information:
Aberdeenshire Council’s Review Procedure under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 can be accessed at the following link:

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