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#144230 - 10/22/05 06:48 PM How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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#144231 - 10/22/05 07:01 PM Re: How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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Interesting Paul,
Having done a wee bit of church work in the past, it makes me wonder why they didn't just use a scissor-lift?.


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#144232 - 10/22/05 07:42 PM Re: How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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2 men, two days to erect a bit of scaffold and change 5 light bulbs!! The lazy, idle buggers, they want a good kick up the aisle! Any half-decent scaffolding team would be in and out of there in 3 hours flat with everything back on the truck. I had scaffolders who put up a three-lift all round my 5 bedroom house in England in 4 hours, and that included several mugs of builders and chatting-up the neighbor's daughters.

Remembered banter went something like this;-

Scaffolder. "'Allo darlin', wot sort of dogs that wot you got there, then?
Pretty girl "Well, it's a German Shepherd, actually".
Scaffolder, (in mock-terror, hauling himself effortlessly up to the next lift with one muscular arm). 'Ere 'Arry, theres a Kraut down 'ere, dressed up as a bleedin' dog!"

Mind you, I notice the article was in the Daily Mail, so it's probably all a load of eyewash!

Alan


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#144233 - 10/24/05 12:19 PM Re: How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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So who or what do you think is actually to blame here?

1. The EU directive itself.

2. Some British HSE bureaucrat adding his own interpretation to that directive and ordering companies to comply.

3. Somebody in the company over-reacting to the "risk assessment" directive and making things needlessly complex.

My instinct on this is to go with #2, simply because that seems to be happening all too frequently these days.


#144234 - 10/26/05 02:40 PM Re: How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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According to a posting in news:uk.d-i-y [1] there were faulty fittings which had to be matched and replaced, and involved new mountings being drilled into the church fabric.

AIUI the HSE don't ban the use of ladders for tasks of less than 30 minutes where there is no need to let go of the ladder with both hands.

[1] news:<4dbcccc598dave@davenoise.co.uk>


#144235 - 10/26/05 03:13 PM Re: How much does it cost to change a lightbulb?  
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