Yes of course its all been blown out of proportion. Its not as if his mates would walk off & leave him in it. Not unlike the chav scum who done it to a bloke near me. Its just health & saftey nazis trying to justify thier own jobs ( yet again). Its nothing but horseplay. Horseplay being vital to the morale of a collective body of men doing what can be a difficult job. Why cant they just give em a break.
this is ******* infuriating. a very close family member has been in for almost his full thirty years in the GMFRS, and this is all the bosses can find to be worried about. How about addressing the real problems of undermanning, retention, a constantly shrinking budget and the f*** all interest in the welfare of the firefighters?
But it clearly wasn't done as an example of things to try at home when bored. I for one cant understand why one of his muckers decided to send the vid to the press, they clearly have an issue with loyalty within that particular station. The fact that it appeared on BBC News seems ridiculous, if people were really worried it might have been copied, why the hell put it on mainstream TV?
They were actually being safety conciouse - I distinctly heard one of them say that the head should be at the front just in case. All blown out of proportion, but its good to see the fireman earning the vast sums of money they recieve
Yeah, yeah, yeah. 'Big up' for the poor oppressed firebloke and a 'big raspberry' to the Health and Safety Nazis.
A harmless prank eh? What if he'd broken his neck/snapped his femur/sprained his ankle or whatever? Suddenly, you've lost a qualified firefighter and all that entails. I doubt his personal insurance would cover him for throwing himself inside a tumble dryer, his employer's liability insurance definitely wouldn't cover him and who would look after his family (assuming he had one of course) in the long-term? He would probably try to sue the Fire Service because nobody told him he couldn't do it . Cue compensation claim worth several million quid and the ARRSE community up in arms because some bellend firefighter decided to throw himself in a tumble dryer.
PS Mind you, the bloke who sent it to his bosses deserves a shoeing.