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Old 9th Feb 2009, 10:36
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Windy Militant
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Swindon, Wilts,UK
Posts: 563

Had a reminder of what safety really means over Christmas when I heard that a chap I used to work for seriously injured himself with an angle grinder. I'm now working at a government establishment where it can be a pain, risk assessments safety courses etc, but then again It's better than nearly losing an arm.
A thought for those who suggest all HSE regs are nit picking a few years ago I did a refresher course on working at heights, this course was a general one rather than the mast course I usually do. They had a chart of fatalities in the previous year caused by working with ladders, 85% were due to sparkies falling off the bottom rung of step ladders while pulling cables, smashing the backs of their heads on the ground, there were no fatalities that year from people falling from TV or Radio masts.
Gave me a pause for thought.
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