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Tuesday 5 November 2019
Somebody's horsing about up there – members of the public passing below could find this ladder most unlucky to walk under
Malbork castle in Poland was getting a facelift when Piers Michell spotted these workman perched precariously on the roof. Let’s hope their recklessness doesn’t come home to roost
Or rather forty-five degrees, as that's the angle of the ledge this painter is standing on, with no other security
Putting your hands in your pockets is less effective than a harness at preventing falls but it will save you breaking a fingernail if you do chance to tumble
After climbing two stepladders – one placed on a sloping roof – and struggling up onto the guttering, it's no wonder he's weary
Presumably this is the approved method of working at height in France – either that or an attempt at 'extreme swinging'
These guys repairing a villa in Spain take a relaxed approach to their make-shift scaffolding
Thanks to Jack White of Mace for this photo of a precarious balancing act in Turkey
No, just another nutter with a penchant for teetering on rooftops
Thanks to William Blake, who noticed these perilous clifftop repairs while on honeymoon in Corsica
Or perhaps that's just some kind of 'stablisation stance' to offset the reckless risk of riding around in digger buckets
Two men up a very long ladder – it's just not good, is it? No wonder they're looking blue
Chris Bath of BPTW Partnership spotted this cunning Darwinian pedestrian filter near Blackfriars bridge, dangerously close to Building HQ. It’s as if somebody out there didn’t like us …
Actually not such a hidden drop – a blatantly obvious three-storey drop – and not a tiger at all, but a rather reckless windowcleaner
Sorry, we meant 'cling-on'. Oh, and did we mention the spiky wrought-iron railings three storeys beneath, and the rain?
Our thanks to Nick Pieri for this picture of a pub in New Cross, south London. Now, a lot of odd things do happen in this part of the city and it will come in handy if anyone decides to hoover the street
If the ladder's too short, just stand it on your van! Or so 'reasoned' these chaps at a tanning salon in Banbury recently
Kevin Sansbury was admiring the Flatiron building in New York when he spotted this chap appreciating the view. But surely it’s just as impressive from inside the building?
Or maybe not right now – given the presence of these workers positioned precisely over the entrance with no apparent safety provision…
Apparently, they've discovered a six-foot-tall spider in Hong Kong – this poor builder is caught in its web. Oh, hang on, no, that's scaffolding
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