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Old 03-08-2018, 11:34 PM
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It's always a bit risky judging a situation from the highlights in the press. It didn't say it was entirely the workers fault, nor entirely the employers fault, it did say there was an inconsistent approach to health and safety on both sides. But multiple sources of ignition near flammable paint? Someone high up in the company had their head up their arse.

If you've got half a dozen employees it's easy to keep an eye on situations. If you've got dozens, or hundreds, processes need to be put in place. That's why the rules change the more employees you have. Common sense isn't very common. It never was, even in the so called "golden age".
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It's always a bit risky judging a situation from the highlights in the press. It didn't say it was entirely the workers fault, nor entirely the employers fault, it did say there was an inconsistent approach to health and safety on both sides. But multiple sources of ignition near flammable paint? Someone high up in the company had their head up their arse.

If you've got half a dozen employees it's easy to keep an eye on situations. If you've got dozens, or hundreds, processes need to be put in place. That's why the rules change the more employees you have. Common sense isn't very common. It never was, even in the so called "golden age".
Agreed, but if it were solely a management issue, there would, as I say, have been far more and more serious penalties imposed, or brought to bear!!
No matter how stringent the safety regime in place, it still relies upon reasonable behaviour from all involved to guard against incident.
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