Bullswool at Delta never ends

grady-cameron-delta-ceo-newshub-co-nz-detailFar from being bullet proof – the credibility is by now well and truly SCORCHED and in tatters. Time to walk, or be pushed. A liability to all power users in Dunedin and Central Otago.

It’s not just about the poles. The Aurora Energy electricity network, managed by Delta Utility Services, is degraded and downright dangerous.

“I rejected the claim that shareholder [Dunedin City Council] demands were impacting safety outcomes.” –Grady Cameron (email)

### ODT Online Wed, 23 Nov 2016
Delta/Aurora ‘in good hands with advisers’
By Vaughan Elder
Aurora Energy chief executive Grady Cameron was told to keep his head up and “not get too stressed” as accusations mounted over rotten power poles. The email exchange between Mr Cameron and an unnamed person from another lines company was one of a number of documents provided to the Otago Daily Times after a Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act request. The short exchange on October 21 came only days after former Delta worker Richard Healey went public with his concerns, setting off a chain of events which culminated in multiple investigations and an accelerated plan to replace ageing poles.
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34% of staff thought senior management were honest and straightforward in their dealings with staff. (Which is 19 percentage points below average) –The Survey (Cerno)

Spotted ….allegedly, ‘loud-mouthed’ and under the influence in Dunedin’s main street the same day Richard Healey went public…. the executive cares so much for the companies, the staff, and the general public. Epitaph to a young fool with no management expertise or health and safety learning.

█ For more, enter the terms *delta*, *aurora*, *dchl*, *poles*, *epic fraud* or *noble* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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6 responses to “Bullswool at Delta never ends

  1. Elizabeth

    Businesses deemed high risk need to have safety representatives, regardless of size.

    Wed, 23 Nov 2016
    ODT: New workplace rules fail to bring down deaths
    Labour says sweeping health and safety changes have failed to protect New Zealanders, citing figures that show workplace deaths have not reduced.
    ….New workplace health and safety rules came into effect on April 4, as a response to the Pike River mine tragedy in 2010, in which 29 men died. Cont/

    Related Post and Comments:
    24.1.13 Pike River, Department of Internal Affairs #skippingthebusiness

  2. Elizabeth

    Thu, 24 Nov 2016
    ODT: Pothead failings ‘outrageous’
    A pothead on a power pole in Dunedin that failed on Tuesday is the tip of a wider safety hazard that threatens public safety, whistleblower Richard Healey says. Mr Healey said Delta’s response to the Otago Daily Times about the Havelock St incident – which it tried to play down – was “disingenuous” and ignored many of the newspaper’s questions. Cont/

    Richard’s Facebook [see photo of cast iron pothead]:

  3. Elizabeth

    Delta/Aurora: Richard Healey has the support of the majority of workers.

    Wed, 23 Nov 2016
    ODTtv: Delta health and safety concerns [Video]
    Two leaked staff surveys show significant numbers of Delta workers have been concerned about the infrastructure specialist company’s attitude towards health and safety. Cont/

  4. Elizabeth

    █ Poles Not Checked Regularly

    Mon, 28 Nov 2016
    ODT: Rotting pole tagged unsafe
    A rotting power pole in Mornington was one of many in Aurora’s network which have not been classified as dangerous, whistle-blower Richard Healey says. An ODT photographer noticed the pole on Havelock St, near where a pot head failed on Tuesday, was falling apart, but had not been red-tagged to indicate it was unsafe to climb. Cont/

  5. Elizabeth

    ODT 9.12.16 (page 10)

    odt-9-12-16-letter-to-editor-fincham-p10

    ****

    Thu, 24 Nov 2016
    ODT: Pothead failings ‘outrageous’
    A pothead on a power pole in Dunedin that failed on Tuesday is the tip of a wider safety hazard that threatens public safety, whistleblower Richard Healey says. Mr Healey said Delta’s response to the Otago Daily Times about the Havelock St incident – which it tried to play down – was “disingenuous” and ignored many of the newspaper’s questions. Potheads are an old type of termination equipment that are being replaced because they are dangerous. Mr Healey said other lines companies had been much more proactive than Aurora Energy in getting rid of them. Aurora’s programme was to remove just 10 a year, and in practice it meant only the ones that failed were removed, he said. Mr Healey said the Dunedin network had more than 500 potheads, but the exact number was unknown because of poor record keeping. Cont/

  6. Hype O'Thermia

    Delta Dork
    What’s that bullshit that you talk?

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