Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Please could you send all documents, emails, photos and report for your report reference 4197715 at Harford Attachments, Norwich.

If you anticipate the cost limit to be breached I would be happy with the report and any annexes.

Yours faithfully,

R Gray

Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Sir

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 201808305

Thank you for your request for information about Harford Attachments Limited (Company ID. 4197715). I have assumed that you are specifically interested in information relating to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation of the spray booth explosion which occurred during 2015. If this is not the case please let me know as soon as possible.

We try to be as open as possible when answering requests but as you anticipated, the amount of information associated with this case is substantial. Gathering it together would be likely to involve a significant cost and diversion of resource which would exceed the £600 limit that the Government has set for dealing with Freedom of Information requests. I will therefore try to narrow down your request as you have suggested, by providing disclosure of the investigation report and annexes in the first instance.

Your request was received on 20 August 2018 and I am dealing with it in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). Under the terms of the Act you are entitled to a response within 20 working days of receipt.

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Yours sincerely

Chloe Saunders  | Administration Officer
Rosebery Court, St Andrews Business Park, Central Ave, Norwich, NR7 0HS
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Health and Safety Executive

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Dear Sir,

 

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 201808305

 

I write regarding your request for information about the spray booth
explosion which occurred at Harford Attachments Ltd on 13 July 2015. 

 

As you anticipated, the amount of information associated with this case is
substantial and therefore I have narrowed down your request as you have
suggested, by providing disclosure of the Specialist Investigation Report
in the first instance (copy attached).

 

This document is disclosed subject to the removal of certain third party
information which is exempt under Sections 30, 40 and 41 of the FOI Act as
we do not have the consent of the witness/es to disclose.  HSE considers
this information to have been provided with an expectation of
confidentiality and also to be personal information within the terms of
the Data Protection Act 1998. We will therefore not disclose this
information without written consent, unless a judge grants a court order
at a later date.

 

A more detailed explanation of the FOI Exemptions is supplied at the end
of my email.

 

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write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London
TW9 4DU, or e-mail: [2][email address].

 

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which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their
permission before reproducing any third party (non Crown Copyright)
information.

 

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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

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Email: [3][email address]

Website: [4]http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Best regards,

 

[5]Chloe Signature 

[6]HSE-logoChloe Saunders | FOI Officer

Field Operations Division | Southern Division

Rosebery Court, 2^nd Floor, St Andrews Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0HS

 

( 020 3028 2722 | * [7][email address] | Web: [8]www.hse.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY OF EXEMPTIONS
Section 30: Investigations And Proceedings Conducted By Public Authorities

(2) Information held by a public authority is exempt information if—

(a) it was obtained or recorded by the authority for the purposes of its
functions relating to—

(i) investigations falling within subsection (1)(a) or (b),

(ii) criminal proceedings which the authority has power to conduct,

(iii) investigations (other than investigations falling within subsection
(1)(a) or (b)) which are conducted by the authority for any of the
purposes specified in section 31(2) and either by virtue of Her Majesty’s
prerogative or by virtue of powers conferred by or under any enactment, or

(iv) civil proceedings which are brought by or on behalf of the authority
and arise out of such investigations, and

(b) it relates to the obtaining of information from confidential sources.
Section 40: Personal Information

Section 40 concerns personal data within the meaning of the Data
Protection Act 1998. Section 40 applies to two distinct types of requests
for information:

(a)          if a request asks for the personal data of the applicant
himself, the information is exempt; and

(b)          if a request asks for the personal data of someone else then
that information will be exempt if its disclosure would contravene any of
the data protection principles in the Data Protection Act 1998 (or certain
other provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998).

The majority of section 40 is not subject to the public interest test.
Section 41: Information Provided In Confidence

Section 41 applies to information that has been obtained from another
person and whose disclosure to the public would constitute an actionable
breach of confidence.

Key points:

Section 41 will only apply where a person would be able to bring a
successful action for breach of confidence as a result of disclosure to
the public;

Section 41 is not subject to the public interest test imposed by the FOI
Act. However, the courts have recognised that a person will not be
successful in an action for breach of confidence if the public interest in
disclosure outweighs the public interest in keeping the confidence;

The application of section 41 may require detailed consideration of the
law of breach of confidence: expert advice will often be necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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