Saturday, August 04, 2007

Health and safety, eat your heart out!

The main thing putting me off the UK lately isn't the politics, it's not the small minded sheeple who infect the isles eroding my civil liberties and it isn't the xenophobic mentality that more and more inhabitants are displaying.

My big gripe is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the mindset that it is creating within the country. A man misses his own funeral because the HSE doesn't believe he should be buried as planned... no braais at organized events, veterans marches being denied, a brave man crashes a car at hundreds of miles per hour while trying to set a speed record on a runway and the HSE want to sue, the list goes on and on and on.

There is no HSE in Africa; you're expected to use a little common sense. I've not seen any better indicator of it than these pictures. What you're looking at is a 3 storey drop out of an open door with just a bar across it. You're kinda expected to look where you're going and not to go walking out of it.

I'm guessing that this would give any HSE weenie an absolute hissy fit, but to the best of my knowledge, no-one has fallen through it.

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