If these really are part of what the HSE are
considering as bad/unsafe practise, then I fear that there is many a
contractor who should be concerned. At the same time surely our beloved HSE
need to reduce the time spent looking through windows & educate themselves
with well run worksites & industry norm?
Thanks for the info.
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Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 7:54
Subject: On the web tonight
2. Here are
some of the issues that HSE were alleging as bad practice. A sledge hammer handle had been
shortened, which was unsafe practice!
A retired climbing rope was being used to pull over a trunk; its diameter of 15.3mm was too small
to allow sufficient grip! There
was no hand winch on site.
There was only one high lift wedge on site and the provision of
wooden wedges cut on site as a backup was not acceptable. The felling cuts at 1.1m above the
ground were too high. There
were no escape routes for the feller when if fact, photographs proved that
there were two clear routes in the appropriate places. The work was being carried out on a
rainy day. The list goes on and