All Safety blunders articles – Page 5

  • We’ve wandered off site for this week’s picture, which is of civil engineering interacting with a diverted bus on the Portobello Road in west London. Our thanks to Nabil Hanafi for snapping it
    News

    Trouble at the top

    2010-08-27T00:00:00Z

    We’ve wandered off site for this week’s picture, which is of civil engineering interacting with a diverted bus on the Portobello Road in west London. Our thanks to Nabil Hanafi for snapping it

  • Closeup
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    Stark raving med

    2010-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Glen Bright from Kier Build spotted this while on holiday in Italy

  • Cuckoo
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    cuckoo

    2010-07-30T00:00:00Z

    Mike Plymsol saw this skywalker at the 2,600m summit of the Jakobshorn mountain in Switzerland

  • Low bridge
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    A bridge too far

    2010-07-23T00:00:00Z

    Simon Whitehead spotted this instructive scene in Dulwich, south London, which demonstrates that the “oh, it’ll probably be okay” approach doesn’t always work out …

  • On yer head
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    1-peak challenge

    2010-07-16T00:00:00Z

    It was Warren Pyle who spotted this “truly safety-conscious scaffolder” lugging some heavy planks up a roof. Don’t fancy using the perfectly good scaffolding tower? Nope? On your own head be it …

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    Turning heads

    2010-07-09T00:00:00Z

    This scaffolding attempt in the Derbyshire village of Shirland is not only perilous for the user, but was proving a serious hazard to all the motorists turning to gawp

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    Stool of hard knocks

    2010-07-02T00:00:00Z

    Karol Olszewski was on his lunchbreak near London’s High Holborn when he spotted this nonchalant window-fixer posing a significant danger to himself and passers-by

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    Where rigans dare

    2010-06-25T00:00:00Z

    Andrejs Trabo in Riga, Latvia, spotted this “mountain climbing champion” demonstrating an unbelievably stupid solution to the problem of not having a long enough ladder

  • Misuse of MEPW
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    Is it a crane? Is it a mobile access platform?

    2010-06-24T11:55:00Z

    It’s both, apparently – or so these workers seem to think

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    Scoop!

    2010-06-18T00:00:00Z

    Thanks to Alan Robson of Innov8 Safety Solutions for spotting this novel use of an excavator at the Salford Quays development in Manchester. I’m sure it’s a great way to travel …

  • Pressure drop
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    Pressure drop

    2010-06-11T00:00:00Z

    John Kees spotted this careless fellow inventing new ways to use a pressure washer

  • Decorators on a roof
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    In the pink

    2010-06-10T11:14:00Z

    House painters in Bristol take a rose-tinted approach to safety hazards, it seems

  • hazard sign
    Features

    Warning: Hazard sign

    2010-06-04T00:00:00Z

    It’s always good to hear from our American readers, so thanks to Dave Hermanson, vice president of Capital Power in Illinois

  • Repointing a church in historic fashion
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    Extending historic authenticity to safety standards

    2010-06-03T09:28:00Z

    Authentic restoration methods have their place, but safety is not one of them

  • Pole dancers
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    Pole dancers

    2010-05-28T00:00:00Z

    Our thanks to Jon Prichard, director of resources at High-Point Rendel, for this shot of scaffolders at work across the street from his office. Jon writes: “This was taken this afternoon in Southwark. Please note that this photo has also been sent to the HSE as part of a complaint” ...

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    Toilet

    2010-05-07T01:01:00Z

    Robert Bowles spotted these signs on what used to be a men’s toilet in Farringdon Street, London.

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    All fingers and thumbs

    2010-04-30T00:00:00Z

    This cavalier fellow appears to find his digits just get in the way and has set about taking decisive action

  • Cretan roof work
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    Roof tiling by cretins – sorry, we meant Cretans

    2010-04-29T11:07:00Z

    Although in this case either spelling would be correct, as safety measures appear to be entirely absent

  • Fool on a ladder on a forklift
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    This is not a toy

    2010-04-27T10:03:00Z

    Contrary to what it says on the back of the forklift on which this joker has balanced his ladder!

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    Tie me plank down, sport

    2010-04-23T01:00:00Z

    The enterprising chaps in the Western Australian outback have been putting vehicles to ingenious use