All Safety blunders articles – Page 4

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    You couldn’t make it up

    2010-12-17T00:00:00Z

    Throughout 2010 readers shared their favourite health and safety horrors from around the world

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    Safety blunder: Sliding high

    2010-11-29T16:41:00Z

    A little slime and seagull droppings won’t deter these foolhardy painters

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    ... and then there were two

    2010-11-26T00:00:00Z

    It seems Mark Hammond, 12 November’s blunder spotter, was not alone.

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    Rain man

    2010-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Full marks for creating a perfect water slide with a glass conservatory for a crash pad

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    Double act

    2010-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Mark Hammond says: “These men in Dubrovnik were making quite a good job of pointing the ridge tiles, but it makes you shudder to think how they got up there, or down again!”

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    Safety blunder: Catching a lift

    2010-11-11T11:25:00Z

    Now surely using a forklift truck in this way is against the rules…

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    Extreme mowing

    2010-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Nick Rhodes, of Oxfordshire housing association Sovereign Vale, sent in this photograph taken by one of his tenants. “This is a novel way to cut the top of a hedge,” he says. Email your “favourite” health and safety pictures to building@ubm.com or upload them to the Building Network at ...

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    Trust the Transit

    2010-11-04T11:13:00Z

    This worker shows an unhealthy attachment to his van…

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    Rough trades take chance in Notting Hill

    2010-11-02T10:41:00Z

    This window cleaner was risking life and limb opposite the Rough Trade record store in Notting Hill, appropriately enough

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    Dropping in for a pizza

    2010-10-27T14:42:00Z

    Thanks to Martin Corbishley for spotting this demonstration of the lengths some people will go to for a decent Quattro Stagione

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    Two bags of ballast = One dimwit in a hi-vis

    2010-10-26T13:20:00Z

    Thanks to Gavin Williams of Wates for spotting this evidence of the seesaw theory of mathematics

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    Scratcher in the sky

    2010-10-25T12:44:00Z

    Thanks to Brian Butler of Prater for snapping this itchy daredevil

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    Balance of terror

    2010-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Our thanks to Nigel Barrett for this picture of daily life on a south London trading estate.

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    Not-so-smooth landing

    2010-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Thanks to John Potter for this photo taken in Cheltenham. “At least the spiked railings will stop them hitting the ground!” he comments pointedly

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    Off his perch

    2010-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Martin Ward, the construction director of Persimmon Homes, came across this set-up in Mauritius. He says: “There are vertical reinforcing bars below him and the cross supports are nailed to the block wall.”

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    Always wear clean shoes …

    2010-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Paul Southon sent in these astonishing pictures taken from a flat in the centre of London

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    Fuoco! Fuoco!

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Thanks to Rob Kirkaldy of Spectrum Acoustic Consultants for this site scene in Sorrento, southern Italy. Insurers of a nervous disposition may want to look away

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    Safety blunder: On-site showering facilities for cyclists sadly lacking

    2010-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Health and safety manager Brian Butler sent us this picture of a man taking a bath in a bucket

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    Don't look up

    2010-09-10T00:00:00Z

    Rebecca Shorter is a member of the construction team at solicitor Cripps Harries Hall, who are “all big fans” of Building’s health and safety blunders.

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    It's just a step to the left ...

    2010-09-03T00:00:00Z

    Our thanks, and the usual £25 voucher, go to Mukesh Modhvadia, a commercial manager at the King’s Cross Redevelopment Programme, for these aerobic pictures of a window cleaner living dangerously.