Tuesday 29 January 2008

Danger overhead!

As I was walking back to my office at lunchtime after a brief stroll to the bank I walked past a construction site. Not unusual in London. The outside of the building was clad in scaffolding, some of which was being struck (taken down). What concerned me was the manner in which this was happening. There was a flat bed truck parked in the street. In the back of the truck was an operative (without a hard hat) and on the scaffold was another operative (also without a hard hat). They were taking down scaffold poles and putting them in the truck. The method by which they were doing this. The guy on the scaffold was dropping these poles (steel or similar about 6ft long) and the guy in the truck was catching them. Again, no hard hats, no gloves. I just had to stop and stare... and wonder why?!