Health and Safety — 19 Comments

  1. I suppose it’s during these times that H&S officers really have to work overtime to justify their positions. When will they realise that the whole idea of work is bad for your health?

  2. SAm – I would have only I value my roof. He did seem to have the attitude that it was quite OK to destroy my house provided it was in the cause of H & S.

    Bock – I didn’t think of that. Should I have crucified him on the chimney?

    Dorothy – The dog always survives. Visitors don’t but the dog does.

    Jack – Have you ever seen a H & S officer? Do they wander the back roads looking for people who climb untied ladders? Do they lurk behind hedges waiting for someone with no hard-hat? I have never seen one.

  3. Funny story, Grandad. The idea of a safety belt seems to have sunk in with most people, but you still see a few without. Hardly anyone seems to wear one on a bus. I wonder is this because of habit – or rather, lack of habit – or because they feel so much safer?

  4. Health & Safety has gone bonkers.

    Have you seen the road sweeper lorry recently? It has a lorry going ahaed of it with flashing lights and another going behind it with a big flashing arrow.

    There used to be boys at school who bought Health & Safety magazine – but always kept it under the desk – always seemed odd.

  5. Stan – The scary thing is that it happened. I thought he was joking about putting a bolt in the wall for his safety harness, but he wasn’t. He was seriously scared of falling off the edge which was twelve feet away.

    Bock – There could be an opening there for a whole new industry?

  6. Ian – It is all part of the Nanny State mentality. We must all be protected at all costs from ourselves. I suppose we have all felt that urge to drive up the arse of a road sweeping lorry so it has it’s merits?

    Wasn’t that ‘Health and Efficiency’? Not that I would know.

  7. OMG, you are not alone, Himself got himself a new tv, which required a new satellite dish. The girl? on the phone: Will you be home between 8am & 6pm? Oh sure, we don’t have jobs to go to. So one stays home to await super satelliteman. Who when he shows up at 5:45pm proceeds to rip off the old dish, throw it in the landscaping, there go the flowers I’ve been protecting from the deer, chickens, turkeys, dogs, & the bear. Super S than runs new cables, requiring according to his code four hundred stapes per inch, and a new 12″ bore hole in the one load bearing wall. He tosses the ol reciever across the hardwood floor, plugs the new one in, and departs. Having 2.5 minutes to make it back to Krypton. If I ever see him again, it will be too soon for his Health.

  8. Brighid – If you weren’t in the States, I would say we use the same company. Or maybe all satellite ‘engineers’ get trained in the same place?

  9. Anyone who can hold a screwdriver these days is an engineer, and anyone who can write two lines of code is an architect.

  10. Health and Safety, what a load of bull.
    I mean they’re not exactly going to be in the best of health judging by the work that they do, so why do they need to make such a fuss over saving it?

  11. TheChrisD – I think the greatest danger to his health and safety is the reaction of the customers. I came pretty close to thumping him.

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