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Wonderful new lights, BUT...

Reported in the Street lighting category by Neil Fagan at 10:32, Fri 8 March 2013

Sent to Hampshire County Council 3 minutes later

This morning the contractor's reinstating the pavements were cutting out the surfaces with a hand-held petrol powered disc cutter. The first operator had NO eye protection, NO hearing protection and NO respiratory protection. When he passed it on to a second operator with all the usual PPE he continued to work along side, without the requisite PPE. HCC or SSE Risk Assessment, Method Statement, and Management of Contractors documents DO exist, don't they?

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  • Oh. My. Word.

    Posted anonymously at 14:07, Sat 9 March 2013

  • HCC were following up, the lack of PPE may seem like a joke to some, but the long-term costs, to the NHS and the person, are huge (silicosis) , short term, potential loss of sight, as well in this case!

    Posted by Neil Fagan at 12:04, Fri 5 April 2013

  • To admin: I don't think this is a genuine report and it can be removed from the system.

    Posted anonymously at 18:33, Sun 7 April 2013

  • Dear Anon, and admin's, It is very much a genuine report, unfortuneately simple real world H&S seems to be beyond so may people, some through ignorance, other's by the influence of the comic newspapers. I would recommend reading the HSE's prosecutions circulars and The Lancet to get a true picture of short term and longer term harm caused by people ignoring simple H&S. Of course if Anon was involved with the work, particularly as a manager with legal responsiblities, requesting removal of the report to hide their lack of 'management', and in the longer term evidence that might have value in the event of a prosecution, makes sense...

    Posted by Neil Fagan at 09:41, Mon 8 April 2013

  • Http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg461.pdf

    Posted by Neil Fagan at 14:00, Mon 8 April 2013

  • Works in the locality have finished, as to the question has the problem been fixed, I cannot answer.

    Posted by Neil Fagan at 15:38, Fri 3 May 2013

  • If I were you, Neil, I'd be more worried about the SEVEN phone masts located around 200m from your house. They're servicing the motorway traffic, perversely, so they're probably maxed out.

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    Posted by Bob at 10:14, Sun 26 May 2013

  • Not worried about them at all Bob, thanks very much, the inverse square law applies to RF fields, more danger from a 5 watt TETRA handset!

    Posted anonymously at 17:55, Sun 26 May 2013

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