The most stupid H&S requests

#1
Currently at Otterburn got a H&S brief on Sat when we got here were told if we were in top bunks we couldn't use sleeping bags in case you slid off the bed and broke your neck how stupid is H&S getting!
 
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#2
That's ridiculous! All you have to do is tie the sleeping bag to the bed with the cord from the hood! Simples :)
 
#3
I trust you asked for a copy of the risk assessment?
 
#4
Same happened to me at Swynnerton except that the person on the bottom bunk was told to ensure that the person on the top bunk was securely placed within their sheets and to effectively tuck them in.
 

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#5
Aye changed days. In my day (cough, cough) all one had to worry about was the guy above you swamping!!!!!!!!
 
#6
I bet new ' Elf n Safety ' rules will mean that bottom bunk occupants must use a bivvy bag to mitigate for top bunk man swamping !
 
#8
theres to much off this bullshit around today. The parents of a kid that lives a few doors down from me told me that they wern't allow to give their son cartons of juice at school, because the 8 year old could choke on the straw :/
 
#9
i was told the same thing at Otterburn 3 years ago. Don't know what were expected to do when there was no bedding available
 
#10
We got told we werent allowed to travel in the back of landrovers because of the lack of seatbelts. Hence the German's amusement at turning up at Stanta Village in white minibus's
 
#11
Aye changed days. In my day (cough, cough) all one had to worry about was the guy above you swamping!!!!!!!!
Being 'Old 'n' Bold', I have to agree with Auld-Yin. In my day (cough, cough), such risks were assessed dynamically and mitigated or resolved in the appropriate manner.
 

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#12
Mrs T_B_S is area manager for a cleaning company
They cannot recruit under 18's due to the machenery being being used
For machinery insert hoovers and floor bumpers

I checked with the cleaners here at my work same age same rules
 
#13
I could fill several pages of stuff on this subject alone in regards to my rather specialised job working for the MOD....however I know for a fact that one of the closet squaddie/wannabe bossmen reads these forums like an obsessive, and the fecker would probally work out who I am.

I will have to think of some stuff that doesnt involve me bubbling myself.
 
#14
The problem is that a lot of the people coming up with the health and safety stuff such as the sleeping bags and the drinking straw have had no proper training in doing risk assessments or health and safety. They seem to forget the term "reasonably practicable". Yeah, an 8 year old could choke on a straw but the likelyhood of it happening is bloody slim to put it mildly.

Anyway, that's far too sensible for the NAAFI. Bunch of fecking muppets want taking round the back and drowning in their own excrement.
 
#15
Anyone else remember those 3 tier bunk beds used at the site guard locs?

I wonder what H&S would have thought of them feckers - the pain in the knees when jumping off the top one during an early morning crash out was not fun.
 
#16
Not sure how accomodation on HM War Canoes is like now, the lads probably all have single cabins, with a few double cabins for married / partners.

Anyway back in the days of the SLR, we used to sleep in messdecks with bunks three high which even when bat faced we could swing up into.

How does H & S apply to a 3 tier bed that moves around in a bit of roughers, or aren't ships allowed out now if the weathers a bit gloomy?
 
#17
What a load of nonsense, it gets worse every year.

In my day................. :) all you had to worry about was a foot in the face in the morning when the guy on top swung his legs over the side and getting soaked during the night
 
#18
I was recently jiffed with organising a 'family fun day' for my unit and had to write Risk Assessments for every single activity and location. This even went as far as having to write one for the children's face painting stall. Short of getting poked in the eye with a bit of sponge and falling off the stool, I struggled to think of how anyone could possibly get hurt having their face painted like a pirate!

Still, with the paperwork filled out, we were able to go ahead and mass facepaint-related injuries were avoided.
 
#19
I was recently jiffed with organising a 'family fun day' for my unit and had to write Risk Assessments for every single activity and location. This even went as far as having to write one for the children's face painting stall. Short of getting poked in the eye with a bit of sponge and falling off the stool, I struggled to think of how anyone could possibly get hurt having their face painted like a pirate!

Still, with the paperwork filled out, we were able to go ahead and mass facepaint-related injuries were avoided.
Do you know why pirate face painting stalls are so dangerous ?



They just aaaarrrr !

Taxi.
 
#20
father_famine said:
Not sure how accomodation on HM War Canoes is like now, the lads probably all have single cabins
seek and ye shalll find:

Royal Navy Defence Intranet said:
HMS Astute is the first submarine to have an individual bunk for each crew member.
 
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