Public Safety And Spending Finance In An Appropriate Way Which Reflects Deaths Within Northern Ireland

Paul steward made this Freedom of Information request to Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

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Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

1. HSENI have spent £880.000 on advertisements and awareness from 2013 until £2018 in relation to farming but have only spent £3793.98 pence over the same period on Asbestos given the statistics by HSENI for every farming death approximately 12 people die of asbestos has HSENI wasted £880,000? if not please explain?

2. Can HSENI justify this misplacement of finance given your own death statistics?

3. The statistics show despite £880,000 spent on farming on advertisement and awareness the death rate in farming deaths are still increasing on a annual rate is this another indication that £880,000 of public money has been wasted?

4. Why has HSENI not spent more money on Asbestos related deaths as the figures show it is a ticking clock from the day of exposure why have HSENI only spent £3793.98pence on advertisement and awareness over the 5 year period?

5. The lack of investment by HSENI demonstrates that deaths of asbestosis is an acceptable amount and the lives which should have/ could have been protected by HSENI are not as important compared to farming deaths can you comment on this statement and attempt to justify your reasons?

6. Are HSENI really fit for there purpose given the amount of deaths from Asbestos, our Nursery, schools primary and secondary have Asbestos commonly used for insulation and fire protection but still HSENI fail in their duty to protect our children and all of us as members of the public , what are HSENI doing to raise the awareness and understanding to inform us of the dangers and the action which should be taken if we suspect an exposure and the correct steps to take?

6a. Why dont HSENI carry out school visits for Asbestos like they do for Farming?

7. What sanctions are taken by HSENI when it is found that our councils fail to keep records of gas safety certificates on a annual basis?

8. Approximately 90% of gas catering establishments within Northern Ireland would be considered as "AT RISK" would HSENI agree with this statement? if not why not?

9. Do HSENI have a responsibility to members of the Public to protect them as far as practicable to use information gathered and use this information in such a way that it protects others? if not why not?

10. How many applicants were tendering for the new 5 year Gas Safe 2018 contract it is my understanding there were 5? if so who were they?

11. Given the new contract has been awarded to CGRAS as was predicted by those in the trade in April 2018 and rebutted by HSENI can HSENI confirm that the implemented contract will be exactly the same contract as GB?

13. Can HSENI confirm the tender process for the new 5 year "CGRAS"contract was a fair tender for those who applied for the contract? was the contract independently reviewed and awarded if not why not to ensure protection of public money?

14. Why were the trade able to disclose the winner of the 5 year contract in April 2018 after discussions with CGRAS in the same month but it was only disclosed by HSENI September 5 2018? please explain and comment?

15. Is it true that the winner of the 5 year CGRAS contract for Northern Ireland was far from fair and the tender process was just a box ticking process to make it look like EVERYONE was given a fair chance and in fact it was already a done deal months prior is this a true statement? if not please explain why not?

all my questions are not vexatious and I want them answered honestly with transparency and inline with the Parliamentary Ombudsman Office legislation.

Yours faithfully,

Paul steward

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

 

Dear Mr Steward,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Reference: FOI/153/2018

 

 

I refer to your email entitled Public Safety and Spending Finance in an
Appropriate Way Which Reflects Deaths within Northern Ireland, dated 19
September 2018 to HSENI.

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request.  HSENI is currently working on this
and will be in touch with you once our response is complete.

 

 

If you have any queries regarding this email or your request please
contact HSENI by email to [1][HSENI request email] and remember to quote our
reference, FOI/153/2018, on any future correspondence.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

HSENI

Information Management Unit

 

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O'Neill, Liam, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

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Dear Mr Steward,

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA)

 

 

I refer to your request for information which was received by HSENI on 19
September 2018.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Liam O'Neill

Information Manager

HSENI
83 Ladas Drive
Belfast, BT6 9FR
Tel: 028 9054 7088 (ext: 47088)
[mobile number]
Textphone: 028 9052 9304
Web: www.hseni.gov.uk
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this e-mail?

 

 

Dear O'Neill, Liam,

This is yet again another attempt to conceal information by our HSENI I request an internal review of the submitted application for information and if i am not satisfied i will refer ANOTHER application to the ICO for their consideration due to the failure to disclose public information which the public has a lawful rite to access.

hopefully the ICO will not need to be informed and my requested information supplied to me as requested because i also understand HSENI staff also get frustrated and act in an unprofessional manor taking this into account i will wait for the internal review of my request prior to the ICO being informed.

Yours sincerely,

Paul steward

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

Dear Mr Steward,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) ACT 2000

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email request dated 17 October to the Health
and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) for an internal review
in relation to information request referenced FOI/153/2018.

 

I can confirm that your request has been passed to HSENI’s FOI reviewer
for their attention. 

 

Yours sincerely,

R Hall
Information Management Unit

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Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Public Safety And Spending Finance In An Appropriate Way Which Reflects Deaths Within Northern Ireland'.

[ previous email submitted requesting internal review ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul steward

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

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Mr P Steward,

 

 

                                                                       
 15 November 2018

 

 

 

Dear Sir,

 

HSENI - Internal Review of FOI/153/2018

 

I refer to your request dated 17 October 2018 in which you asked for a
review of the handling of your request under the Freedom of Information
Act.  A report on the review is attached at Annex A.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response, it is open to you to complain
to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

 

                Information Commissioner’s Office,

                Wycliffe House,

                Water Lane, Wilmslow,

                Cheshire,

                SK9 5AF.

 

Alternatively, you can email them at [1][email address].

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

LOUIS BURNS

 

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Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Public Safety And Spending Finance In An Appropriate Way Which Reflects Deaths Within Northern Ireland'.

[ Yet again another attempt to conceal information and to carry out your tasks in a public office ! Another one for the ICO to sort out and cast judgement ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul steward

DfE HSENI FOI, Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

 

Dear Mr Steward,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (FOI) ACT 2000

I acknowledge receipt of your email request dated 18 November 2018 to the
Health 
and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) for an internal review
in relation to Information Request referenced FOI/153/2018.

I can confirm that you have already asked for an Internal Review for
Information Request FOI/153/2018 which was answered by HSENI on 15
November 2018.  (Please see above).

As stated above if you are not happy with the response, it is open to you
to complain to the Information Commissioner at the following address:

  Information Commissioner’s Office,

  Wycliffe House,

  Water Lane, Wilmslow,

  Cheshire,

  SK9 5AF.

 Alternatively, you can email them at [1][email address].

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Management Unit

HSENI

 

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Dear Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland's handling of my FOI request 'Public Safety And Spending Finance In An Appropriate Way Which Reflects Deaths Within Northern Ireland'.

[ Clearly difficult questions asked are even more difficult to answer when it comes to saving lives in our industry and the accountability of the governing body which are paid for by the taxpayers to do their best to serve the public and others, when questions around disproportionate spending HSENI simply find it difficult to answer, another one for the ICO. ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul steward