Monday, January 01, 2007

Health & Safety: marching forward into 2007

I picked up the following gem at a New Year’s Eve party. Some builders I know are carrying out renovation work on a Cambridgeshire church. They put a Portaloo on site and had access to a cold tap, but planned to use the church itself for meals and site office. An overly-concerned parishioner took a dim view of this and sent a complaint to the Heath and Safety Executive, who responded by threatening to close the site down. It breached Health & Safety legislation.

What could be wrong? Were men working off inadequate scaffolding? Were roofers scaling the tower without harnesses? No, nothing exciting like that. The problem was that the site didn’t meet the modern health and safety standards. There should have been a changing room where the workers had access to hot and cold water. And there had to be a proper flushing loo, not a chemical toilet.

The wonderful irony is that the job description involved installing a flushing, drain connected toilet into the church for the very first time in its history. Apparently this wasn’t good enough for Health & Safety; according to the current rulebook, they should have first installed a temporary flushing loo before they began work on the permanent one.

Here’s hoping the New Year produces a few more bizarre construction stories!


OpenID John said...

Great blog.I got excellent information from this blog.All topics are different and the author provided good and quality information with good language.I bookmarked this blog.
best essay writing service

11:52 am  
Blogger Fikri Ferdiansyah said...

The information you have to say this is really very nice, termakasih have shared many interesting things like
continue to update the latest information on subjects other as

Penyebab Scabies Obat PCOS Herbal Obat Pityriasis Rosea Penyebab Vitiligo Obat Herbal Hipoksia

7:58 am  
Blogger Ali Husen said...

this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality.
cara menyembuhkan flek paru-paru
cara mengobati luka di usus

5:27 am  
Blogger Ali Husen said...

Saya lebih memilih untuk menggunakan beberapa fitur dari blog anda yang dipasang pada di blog saya apakah Anda tidak keberatan. Tentu saja aku akan memberikan link di blog web Anda. Terima kasih telah berbagi.
suplemen penambah kalsium
cara menghilangkan bekas campak
cara mengobati telinga berdengung sebelah

8:09 am  
Blogger Genies Alan said...

Saya lebih memilih untuk menggunakan beberapa fitur dari blog anda yang dipasang pada di blog saya apakah Anda tidak keberatan. Tentu saja aku akan memberikan link di blog web Anda. Terima kasih telah berbagi.
cara mengatasi penyakit eksim
cara mengatasi nyeri otot
cara menyembuhkan penyakit muntaber

3:48 am  
Blogger Agung setiabudi said...

Pengobatan Tradisional Radang Sendi
Pengobatan Tradisional Tumor Otak Tanpa Oprasi

10:15 am  
Blogger Aan Jamhari said...

There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further.
menjaga kesehatan hati
cara mengatasi kelelahan akibat anemia
cara mengatasi kencing susah keluar
tanda paru-paru bermasalah
cara mengobati darah beku
pengobatan alami untuk atasi gangguan usus
manfaat terong untuk kesehatan
cara mengatasi asam urat dan kolesterol tinggi

5:31 am  
Blogger Hermawan Alfaqih said...

Your website is very attractive and neat.obat paru paru basah I expect this website to be more creative and innovative full obat ginjal bengkak cara menyembuhkan thalasemia thank you very much for the article you create, it is very nice interesting. cara menghilangkan benjolan di payudara

2:09 am  
Blogger Robi Awaludin said...

Nice website, the site is very interesting, a lot of helpful articles and the latest news that arouse interest. nice!!
pengobatan tradisional emfisema paru
obat pereda sakit kepala tradisional
cara mengatasi penyakit ankilosis

9:35 am  
Blogger Константин Шемец said...

Astounded article, many thanks with esteem to dual-lane. I regard to knockout astir it conjointly my link weblog hearing msp hacker weebly. Too, delight, chat my blog and an person may surprised victimization regards in coherent to its content textile lets startle on splendid MovieStarPlanet tips. Expectant heaps!

6:32 pm  
Blogger marko said...

Inevitably I concluded that I needed to turn things around. I needed to get into a circumstance where I could get a bank advance once more. I realized that it would be a hard procedure yet I was submitted. I was worn out on being humiliated about my credit and would not like to clarify it later, in the event that I got hitched. cash advance san-diego

5:20 pm  
Blogger marko said...

Such a large number of individuals are battling fiscally and regularly the purpose behind this is they have not one, but rather a few obligations. These obligations can be for instance, bank advances, store cards and Mastercards. car title loans

12:34 pm  
Blogger Justin said...

Business credit adjustments can be created in various pretenses and could incorporate; a lessening of the face rate of the home loan, it could incorporate changing the list, settling the rate, or changing the edge utilized as a part of the advance. Auto Title Loans

4:44 pm  
Blogger nunung fitri said...

Very Nice Information

9:03 am  
Blogger Heni Herbal said...

For that we will always wait for the other sites this morning .
Cara Mengobati Panu Dan Kurap Secara Alami
Cara Mengobati Tumor Ganas Secara Alami
Obat Diabetes Melitus Alami Terbukti Ampuh

1:13 am  
Blogger Lionel Aguine said...

I really enjoy simply reading all of your weblogs. Simply wanted to inform you that you have people like me who appreciate your work. Definitely a great post. Obat Pembengkakan Hati >> Obat Pembengkakan Hati Alami Tanpa Operasi Cara Pemesanan QNC Cara Konsumsi QNC Legalitas QNC

5:08 am  
Blogger Alice Taylor said...

This is a great article. It gave me a lot of useful information. thank you very much

2:57 am  
Blogger nuy 123 said...

may be useful for all, helpful article once and pardon me permission to share also here

Obat amandel bengkak tradisional
Obat tulang keropos
Obat susah kencing tradisional

8:26 am  
Blogger Dini Ariani said...

may be useful for all, helpful article once and pardon me permission to share also here

Obat batuk rejan
Obat bronkitis kronis
Cara menyembuhkan mata silinder

7:56 am  
Blogger ngocanhng said...

Your blog posts are more interesting and impressive. I think there are many people like and visit it regularly, including me.I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.

9:40 am  

Post a Comment

<< Home