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saleen836
18-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Had my invoice through the mail yesterday fro the company I have been working for and in with it was a copy of a letter they received from David Wilson Homes, it states.... shorts are banned on ALL of their sites with only long trousers permitted and also upper body must be covered with a t-shirt and hi-viz minimum!

Ok in the winter but looks like I wont be setting foot on any of their sites between April and November (usual time i'm in shorts)

Wonder how long it will be before they ban us from using a sharp trowel :rolleyes:

E.K Taper
18-08-2013, 06:56 PM
I'm on a David Wilson Homes site at the mo and been wearing my shorts, no one said anything to me .
maybe our letters in the post. But yeah, it's total bollox, health and safety has gone mad:mad:

TonyM
18-08-2013, 07:07 PM
Me & Jase are on a BAM site and I turned up in shorts the first day to be asked if I had any long trousers with me. I'm like you Steve, in shorts from March to November.

saleen836
18-08-2013, 09:00 PM
Yep, total joke! Implemented from August 1st, forgot to add (just re-read the letter) Mobile phones may only be used in the site compound or designated areas as indicated on the traffic management plan, NO mobile phone calls will be permitted within the build area!
Please carry out toolbox talks and inform all your operatives of this new requirement. We appreciate there will be an adjustment period to this new requirement but ultimately your operatives will be removed from our developments if they do not comply.

I can see (hopefully) that a lot of guys on site will just tell them to piss off and they will struggle to get the labour, I don't have kids but i still want to know asap if my partner has been taken ill or anything serious!!

DMC
19-08-2013, 06:48 PM
On a pishsimmon sight just now and surprise surprise its pretty good H&S wise. Just apply common sense is all we were told. Fell of my chair in surprise, i should claim them for that. :w00t:

E.K Taper
19-08-2013, 09:55 PM
If your chair complies with the standards required by the HSE, then yeah sue the fckers!
If its a milk crate, forget it:)

Kenya get over this
19-08-2013, 10:06 PM
The worst for me has been doing some industrial units. Boiling hot summer day,goggles and hard hat on all day even indoors. Only thing above my head was a boarded ceiling with hundreds of screws in.

They wanted goggles on when sanding,sand one corner internal with a block cube and you go blind due to the goggles covered in dust.

As long as their arse is covered in case of any accident claims that's literally all they care about.

DMC
20-08-2013, 06:54 PM
If your chair complies with the standards required by the HSE, then yeah sue the fckers!
If its a milk crate, forget it:)

Actually using a crate and not getting any grief for it, it cant last :sneaky:

amestaper
21-08-2013, 10:33 PM
Actually using a crate and not getting any grief for it, it cant last :sneaky:

Still the best tool for the job in my opinion. Its lightweight, can be kicked along the floor, automatically removing any dried snots, both hands are always free and it doubles up as a seat. A workmate broke his leg a week after being forced to trade in his milk crate for safety platforms, figure that out safety people.

saleen836
22-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Still the best tool for the job in my opinion. Its lightweight, can be kicked along the floor, automatically removing any dried snots, both hands are always free and it doubles up as a seat. A workmate broke his leg a week after being forced to trade in his milk crate for safety platforms, figure that out safety people.

Too right!
I walk about on my crate which makes ceilings easier, a site manager said I really need to get an approved 'hop up' (one of those yellow things) I said they are no good because I can't do this....I then walk around the room on my crate! :lmao: