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Swiss builder leans over a three-storey drop ironically erecting safety barriers, while a full bucket of concrete hovers over his hatless mates…
We've received conflicting reader comments about Building's health and safety blunders series, so we thought we'd put the question to a vote...
These Portuguese workers must rely on the strength of their faith to save them falling from the rather beautiful – but high – dome of Bom Jesus
Anoop Drubhra snapped this heart-stopping action hero from his Dover Street office in Mayfair, London
That was presumably the 'reasoning' behind putting the skip backwards on the forks of this truck to help a bricklayer fit air vents
Beware, it's that time when Christmas lights go up in town centres - but not always with public safety in mind
Charles Bosher spotted this creative contraption somewhere west of Reading
Or: how not to paint a drainpipe scarlet when balanced four storeys up between a gutter and a scaffold
These workers in Azerbaijan take a moment to pose for the photographer
Another bizarre example of on-site improvisation, this time courtesy of SJ Taylor, who snapped it when on holiday on the island of Gozo, near Malta
It's never a good thing for scaffolding to be notable by its absence...
Adam Meacham, health and safety adviser for Sir Robert McAlpine, has been taking his work outside the office – which is why we have this photo of a brilliantly improvised cladding in Portsmouth …
Let's hope he's moving along that 300mm ledge very, very slowly...
Our thanks to John Tarling for this one, taken from his office window in Southampton. Who needs safety equipment when you have the courage of a lion and the wisdom of a sardine?
Thanks to Stewart Holland of consultant GL Hearn for this photo taken from his office in Manchester of a man painting a drainpipe four storeys up a scaffold
Sparks fly in Portugal as workers attempt some unorthodox demolition work
These Belgians seem worryingly offhand about safety, balanced atop a roof with no apparent security – and one's on the phone…
Monsieur, can we point out that is a most improper use of a forklift truck?
Kevin Power snapped this steely-nerved handyman, from his home office in Youghal, Co Cork. Perhaps the man is some sort of lookout for the building
Ten storeys up, these operatives are taking a relaxed approach to fixing rebar for a column in a building under construction
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