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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:54 pm

A short time ago I watched a program on tv, one section showed two Bricklayers working 300 ft on top of a chimney. They both were wearing Hi- Vis jackets and Hard Hats, Total madness !!
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:52 pm

How are hard hats unsafe?

(I assume from the title of the thread, that is your point.)

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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:59 pm

What is going to fall on them from 300 ft up? Bird shit? Jumbo jet?
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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:02 pm

Ps, I didn't say THEY were unsafe, I WONDERED WHY THEY HAD TO WEAR THEM 300 FT UP.



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Post by Original Quill on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:03 pm

nicko wrote:What is going to fall on them from 300 ft up?   Bird shit?  Jumbo jet?

Oh, OK...so you are really criticizing the absence of other safety equipment, not the hard hats and Hi-Vis jackets.

Yes, it does seem sort of silly. Some of the safety rules need to be rethought.

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Post by nicko on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:10 pm

They did have safety belts clipped to the scaffold,

No reason at all for Hi-Vis jackets and hard hats'

Some HEath and Safety rules are foolish.
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Post by eddie on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:41 pm

The hard hat is simply there to protect them if they fall....?

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Post by Lord Foul on Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:13 pm

nah...its to protect them from hyper velocity pigeons....

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:12 pm

if it is like here it is a blanket rule for constructions sites to stop the dickhead manager or whatever saying the He doesn't need to wear it.
 
Plus a lot of employers when given an excuse to not supply safety equipment wont supply it. so You just have to make a blanket rule without loopholes.
 
the other way to look at is does it negatively impact them wearing it? no

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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:38 pm

nicko wrote:A short time ago I watched a program on tv,    one section showed two Bricklayers working 300 ft on top of a chimney.     They both were wearing Hi- Vis jackets and Hard Hats,   Total madness !!

Well, not if you would want/need to work on any construction job sight in America; it's mandatory. 
Automatic nail guns - 300' scaffolding, things do slip out of someone's hand - those were brick layers so the bricks were being hoisted up to their location - they would have to move up and down the scaffolding at any given time = OSHA standard ...our landscape employees had to wear them, not for commercial mowing jobs but when we were doing landscaping work - they'd better be on their heads.  
That hat has to be in place or job inspectors can & will shut the job down!
Safety boots {steel toed}, safety goggles always when running power tools - hard hats mandatory and those Hy-profile colored vests too.
The safety liner has to be replaced every year {if I remember correctly} and that hard hat itself has to be replaced every 5 years; no paint jobs, but the boys could put stickers on their own hats to identify them but they couldn't cover 80% of the total hard hat area. Razz
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Post by Miffs2 on Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:03 am

None of the workers want to wear hard hats any more, the are worried about being mistaken for George Osbourne!
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