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'Health & Safety' gone mad?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ugh. You do have to wear a life-jacket, I hope. And have a torch and whistle? Like this?

    Below is the minimum standard I would expect.


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  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Ugh. You do have to wear a life-jacket, I hope. And have a torch and whistle? Like this?

    Below is the minimum standard I would expect.


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  4. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Mad indeed.

    Tesco wouldn't let me walk down a stationary travelator because of 'health and safety'. They didn't seem to see that it couldn't possibly be more dangerous than walking down it when it was moving. And they said it didn't matter that I was inconvenienced because they were no worse than Asda.
     
  5. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

    Totally crazy. It's not as if they were driving one of these

     
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Last time I was on a punt [July] I was exceedingly drunk and have a great time.
     
  7. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Thank god that H&S have finally got around to one of the most dangerous modes of transport. Those swans can be nasty! Definitely need a drink after being attacked on the Cherwell by one of them......

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  8. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    ps. do you think we can get those yellow jackets in college colours? That would be super cool!

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  9. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I can just see this:

    The water is here, here and here. In the event of fire please jump in.

    As it says in the article, it isn't the chauffeured punts which caused the problems. We used to hire a punt regularly when I was a student. Someone fell in every time.
     
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Do punt chauffeurs call their passengers punters? Is it a job that Poles would be good at?
     
  11. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    or was pushed? Or was it one of those swans...?

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  12. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    The most common cause was refusing to let go of the pole!
     
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  13. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Lessons required from the gondoliers perhaps!
     
  14. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Father of a colleague of mine is a self-employed gardener. He was working in someone's garden on a shoulder-high fence when - according to this colleague (tho I can't see how this works) HSE turned up and demanded to know why he was not wearing a hi-vis coat (not the vest, but the all-weather and bullet-proof jacket) and a hard hat. In 20 degrees C!
     
  15. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Several hi vis jackets and hard hats in pink around here!
     
  16. WaylonWu

    WaylonWu Established commenter

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