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Inspirational or a waste of precious slacking-off time? I once went on a buzzword bingo-laden training course which ended up with my being held at gunpoint in public. Could have gone better, to be honest. Tell us your tales from either side of the lectern

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 15:01)
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The council here made the lollypop men and ladies go on a training course.
Fair enough, but it was the 'Working at height' course.
Seriously, stepping of a kerb counts as height.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 18:16, 7 replies)
Urban myth ahoy!

(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 18:46, closed)
No, its true
Well I can't speak for the validity of the original postbut . .

working at height is defined as anything where is a difference in height where an injury could occur.

So by this logic basically anything is working at height. Climbing stairs, getting off a chair etc etc

So if everything is working at height then nothing is working at height.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:18, closed)
Working At Height regulations say 'horseshit'.
Cntrl f - 'lollipop' gives you 'you're talking bollocks' in legalese.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:26, closed)

Lollipop person standing next to the kerb
(No risk of personal injury from a fall)

That needs changing - the risk is due to the fall not the height. Falling into traffic carries a much higher risk than falling off a step-ladder onto the ground.

On the matrix rolling under a car would be major or severe and almost certain. Falling off a ladder would be moderate and almost certain to likely.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:57, closed)
Just because the HSE normally wouldn't get involved, doesn't mean it shouldn't be assessed under the regs.
Anything can be working at height. A gravedigger technically works at height because he's 6 foot up relative to the base of the grave.
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 10:09, closed)
Oh dear Badger
I suggest you read your own link

Especially Pages 13 -15 where they go on about removing the 2 metre rule.

LOW FALLS (Below 2 metres)
Research has shown that 60% of all major injuries are caused by low falls below
2 metres
(, Mon 19 Mar 2012, 20:22, closed)
It totally does to Spangolin.
She has to abseil down them.
(, Sun 18 Mar 2012, 18:48, closed)

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