Today's job.

I was sent to empty NHS offices to install fused spurs for roller shutters (the place can then be refurbed but it's in a bit of a shit hole and needs protection).
I was given a key and a list of codes for all the internal door locks.
I went there and let myself in.
Five minutes later the joiners turned up. They had a key and a list of codes.
Twenty minutes later the alarm people turned up. They had a key and a list of codes.
Thirty minutes later the plumber turned up. He had a key and a list of codes.
One hour later the NHS maintenance man turned up to let us in. He had not got a key or a list of codes.
Still. I'll give him his dues. He waited with us all day so that he could "lock up". He did this by borrowing my key as I was the last one to leave.
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Harry likes to remind us occasionally how he had a career in the NHS on the maintenance side, He may have trained him in the art of doing bugger all while pretending to be important.
GH
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On 22/03/2019 00:06, ARW wrote:

Public sector. Bill
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On Friday, 22 March 2019 02:10:43 UTC, Bill Wright wrote:

Indeed.
Outside there's a man with a digger moving a pile of earth from over here to over there, and another man standing watching.
Local council.
And it's not on the highway or anywhere with access to the public, so they don't need "guarding"
Owain
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Having a lookout is not unique to the public sector, you see plenty on jobs undertaken by private contractors with lookouts. For all we know it might be a health and safety requirement in any circumstances where mechanical di gging is taking place, perhaps someone in the know might enlighten us. At t he end of the day it is probably cheaper to pay a guy to stand there rather than a payout to some phone zombie who has got clattered with the bucket, then there is always the professional compensation seeker eg Uncle Albert - Only Fools & Horses.
Richard
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On Friday, 22 March 2019 09:28:54 UTC, Tricky Dicky wrote:

The watching man is now sitting in the van with the lights on (and presumably the heater and engine running).
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On Friday, 22 March 2019 09:28:54 UTC, Tricky Dicky wrote:

If he was a professional H&S person he would have both hands in his pockets :-)
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snipped-for-privacy@gowanhill.com writes

Quite farcical I thought on BBC News last night from Brussels. A presenter there to ask a question of the European Editor who could easily have given her comments without the question and then there was the Chief Political Correspondent who was also asked a question by the presenter and equally she could have just commented without the question in the first place. Nothing she said couldn't have been said by the European Editor. So 3 people doing a job which only required one and to of whom had gone to Brussels solely for this purpose. And now they want over 75s to pay for a TV licence.
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writes

And so you should given that you are likely the only ones watching TV anymore.
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Not surprised as NHS are not known for their logic in such situations. Its a bit like the lift in our local guild hall, some of us go there regularly and know the lift code to the inner sanctum rooms upstairs its not been changed in years. I was standing in the Foyer last November talking to a friend when along comes the security man with a visitor and after attempting to call the lift for a while started asking about the thing. A chorus of us answered him with the code. Nobody seemed to think this situation unusual in the slightest. So if the security man does not know the code but all the external people do, what would you think about the security of the building?
Yes me too, but I gave up long ago trying to contact anyone who could sort it and the code is still the same.
I suspect its just how things are in statutory body world. Brian
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On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:33:52 +0000, Brian Gaff wrote:

Most "security" is really theatre. However pointing it out immediate makes you a suspect, so it's best to keep mum ....
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