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    Be careful out there gents.

    Evening gents,

    A lad local to us was out pruning some trees on one of the local estates earlier this week, went up a high seat to trim some branches back and lost his footing. He's now in Pinderfields hospital with a broken back and has been told he'll be permanently paralyzed. Not good, especially since the previous game keeper was killed felling a tree about 2 - 3 years ago on the very same estate.

    Tom
    I'm telling Captain - from the Wee'est of men.

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    Sounds like the estate is failing on its risk assessment duties.
    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarianbrit View Post
    Sounds like the estate is failing on its risk assessment duties.
    Martin
    Risk assessment, its what makes Britain great.

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    you can have as many risk assesments ad you like, but accidents happen, all risk assesments do is cover the bosses arse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjwaines View Post
    Evening gents,

    A lad local to us was out pruning some trees on one of the local estates earlier this week, went up a high seat to trim some branches back and lost his footing. He's now in Pinderfields hospital with a broken back and has been told he'll be permanently paralyzed. Not good, especially since the previous game keeper was killed felling a tree about 2 - 3 years ago on the very same estate.

    Tom
    Sorry to hear about the poor lad.. A life changed forever and for those around him...... Sad
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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    Sorry to hear about the lads accident you just can't be too careful take care lads
    Tom

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    Tragic. Full body harness must be attached even before you leave the ground. [BTW How can Bush Wear sell ladder stands but not sell body harnesses??]

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    Sorry to hear, just makes you think a little and reflect on many a close shave myself that could have easily ended that way
    Wingy

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    tough break for the chap
    but OMG!!

    since when did we start listening to the HSE nazis!!

    people fall off stuff! usually people doing stuff they shouldn't be with the wrong equipment.


    I was a rigger building rollercoasters in Australia in a past life
    I remember building one for the Perth show.

    the HSE nazis came round to close it down......guess where they were from? UK! Lancashire to be precise!
    we all got forced to use 1m lanyards and full body harnesses.

    in the 5 years prior to that no one fell or got hurt.
    3 weeks in Perth 3 people fell, usually trying to get from one spar to another and being snagged
    one guy got concussion from slamming back into the roller coaster on his lanyard!

    ​not all HSE is good sense

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