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Roundabout Wrongdoings

Roundabout Wrongdoings

Miss S was a passenger in her boyfriends car. They were travelling around a roundabout. As they were doing so a car drove straight through a junction into the roundabout and straight into the side of their car. The other driver was very aggressive when they got out of their vehicle, insisting the accident was(…)

Hot Oven = Ouch

Mr P works in a very busy professional kitchen. His employers provide his uniform which includes a long sleeved chef’s tunic. On this particular day however the uniform was changed to a short sleeved one. Part way through his shift Mr P was reminded in the most painful way why the tunics should be long(…)

Cleaning Spray Carry On

Cleaning Spray Carry On

There is nothing wrong with fun in the workplace. It should be encouraged. There is also nothing wrong with a joke between colleagues, but, and at the risk of sounding like the (anti)fun police, as long as it is within reason, and sensible. Unfortunately, and as Mr N found out, sometimes a joke can go(…)

Avoidable stress

Avoidable stress

We all experience stress in our lives. Mostly we deal with this without too much difficulty – if with a few choice words!! or banging our head against the wall. Sometimes though stress can lead to something a lot more serious, it can cause psychiatric illness, especially depression. Miss H unfortunately has first hand experience(…)

Always Best To Use The Correct Equipment

Always Best To Use The Correct Equipment

They say a bad workman blames his tools. In this case the bad workman had only himself to blame because he picked the wrong tool to use. Mr H works in a food factory. A colleague needed to move a large quantity of meat which he did using an electric lifter. Unfortunately this particular piece of(…)

Who Is in Control

Who Is in Control

Mr S worked for a scaffolding company. He was sent to dismantle a specialist type of scaffold known as birdcage. Basically the building is erected around the outside of the scaffold including the roof. This means at the end of construction the scaffold is completely enclosed. The only way of reaching the  working platform is(…)

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