Dear Belfast City Council,
The information I have requested is environmental information, as defined in Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information Regulations, it is exempt from disclosure under Section 39 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, I want our Council to consider my request under regulation Section 74 of the Freedom of Information Act to consider my request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, which gives me the public qualified rights to access to environmental information held by a public authority. I wish our Council therefore to considered my request under the Environmental Information Regulations.
1. FROM THE BEGGINING OF APRIL TO MID AUGUST 2018 DID ANYONE COMMUNICATE FROM BELFAST CITY COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OR BUILDING CONTROL WITH THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OR Mr NEESON OF HSENI OR ANY MEMBERS OF THE GAS SAFETY TEAM OF HSENI BY ANY COMMUNICATION FAX , EMAIL IN PERSON LETTER OR OTHER YES OR NO
2 AT A MEETING IN APRIL THE TRADE RAISED THE FOLLOWING CONCERNS ILLEGAL GAS WORKER, POOR STATE COMMERCIAL CATERING GAS INSTALLATIONS, SUBSTANDARD AND ILLEGAL CATERING APPLIANCES AS THE TRADE RAISED CONCERNS THAT A SERIOUS INCIDENT IN THIS AREA WERE LONG OVERDUE WERE THESE CONCERNS PASSED ONTO BELFAST CITY COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TO ENABLE BELFAST CITY COUNCIL TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE ACTION. YES OR NO
3. GIVEN THE COUNCIL HAS ROLLED OUT THE COLECTION OF GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
IN COMMERCIAL CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS AT RATE PAYERS EXPENSE IS IT NOT A SERIOUS FAILURE OF THE COUNCIL TO FAIL TO ACCURATELY RECORD ANY PREMISSES WHICH HAS TO BE CLOSED BY GAS ENGINEERS DUE TO SERIOUS DEFECTS FOUND BY GAS ENGINEERS IE "IMMEDIATELY DANGEROUS AND AT RISK FAILURE TO COLLECT, COMPILE AND ANALYSE THIS DATA WHICH BUISNESSES HAS HAD TO PAY TO PROVIDE THE REQUESTED CERTIFICATES WOULD THIS NOT BE CONSIDERED A DERELICTION OF DUTY?
4. WITH THE ABOVE INFORMATION NOT BEING COLLATED HOW CAN BELFAST CITY COUNCIL EXECUTE AND PROVIDE A FULL PROFILE OF THE RISK WITHIN BELFAST CITY COUNCIL AREA IN RELATION TO GAS AND HEALTH AND SAFETY?
Dear Mr. Steward
Further to your request for information under the Environmental
Information Regulations (2004,) please see attached response.
Health and Safety Unit
Belfast City Council
Tel. 02890 320202 x3297
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