I can remember a time when I worked in a TV factory, when due to some
miscalculation, a truck lifted some boxes of CRTs off alorry nd on the way
down a slight incline to the stores the whole lot tiped over. A very big
bang and lots of tinkling later, a large pile of broken glass and pulverised
polystyrene packaging was left on the floor and yet, nobody got cut due to
the slowing effects of the packaging, but the driver got sent to retraining
and health and safety was in vogue for a few months, until one day, a welder
managed to burn the factory down.
Brian Gaff....Note, this account does not accept Bcc: email.
graphics are great, but the blind can't hear them
Thats exactly how it was - apart from the telehandler was yellow!.
Sometimes you just have to get a job done. I do not like heights but I felt
perfectly safe on this job - I cannot see how I could have fallen - the
bucket was an inch from the barn (and not against an open door/space as on
your link) and the light was at chest level.
Regulation on lifting equipment is supposed to anticipate that.
Approved working platforms exist which can be raised using conventional
fork lifts. As with much H&S, the safety guards tend to get in the way.
And from the same publication (althugh a different incident) that Mr
Lamb has linked to:
Mr Russell, 63, narrowly escaped death after he fell out of a bucket
and landed head first on concrete while fixing new guttering on a
barn. Mr Russell, of Didmarton, Gloucestershire, suffered a traumatic
brain injury in the incident in December 2009. He spent three months
recovering in hospital and was unable to work for six months.
Mr Russell has also developed post-trauma epilepsy brought on by the
head injury and doctors have advised him not to drive.
Apart from which, you don't know what that bucket's been used for
shovelling before you sit in it.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.