Dear Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council,
1. How many times did your inspectors attend the site of the new Port Rush Train Station during the initial construction to completion?
2. What documentation was received by the council during and on completion of the gas supply feeding the train station for example- strength test certificate, tightness test, purging and commissioning?
3. Prior to the final completion of gas installation did the council identify the installation engineer/engineers?
4. Why wasn't this identified, missed or overlooked that banned gas pipework practices have been implemented in this £5.5 million pound new train station this practice was adjudicated and judged by Lord Brodie in Glasgow in 2004 in relation to the ICL factory where 9 were killed and 40 persons injured due to buried metal gas conveying pipework
5. What immediate enforcement action will our council take against the main and subcontractor?
6. Will our council take steps to isolate the gas supply until it has been brought up to standard and meets the criteria of Lord Brodies requirements?
7. Given that gas work is a licensed activity why are the council so lax and failed to observe the specific requirements in relation to buried metal gas services ?
8. Given the serious failings by council staff will our council now consider further training to council staff when inspecting gas works/ installations?
9. Now the construction of the Port Rush station is complete and passed by our council will our council take full responsibility should a gas incident / accident happen in relation to the banned buried LPG gas service?
10. its been just over 10 years since the Castle Rock incident where sadly young people lost their lives in your council area have you really learnt from previous mistakes and are you really up to doing the job given inspectors from council have NO specific gas qualification but inspect gas installations?
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