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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(…)

Need A Second Opinion??

Need A Second Opinion??

Mrs S was at work. It was a training day and staff were moving around the premises from room to room taking part in training exercises. Her employer had provided refreshments including bottled water. As Mrs S was walking to her next venue she slipped and fell on water that had been spilled on the(…)

Steering Unassistance

Steering Unassistance

On this particular day Mr W was allocated a different works van, which had been fitted with a steering wheel adaptation. It shouldn’t have been. The company does not allow them, but they knew it had been fitted. As the steering wheel turned the adaptation struck Mr W’s hand and dislocated his thumb. After we(…)

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(…)

It Is Called Give Way For A Reason

It Is Called Give Way For A Reason

Give way junction – the clue is in the name. You are supposed to stop, or at the very least slow down to a speed that makes it safe to check for any oncoming traffic before you proceed through the junction. Unfortunately for Mr W, the driver who came straight through a junction without stopping,(…)

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