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Safety First!

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Safety First!

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:29 am

I have a few photos to share so thought I would just put them in one thread. Feel free to add your own pics and stories. :)
For those who can't see, this guy is sitting on a chair suspended by ropes while he fixes the aircon. What could possibly go wrong???

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Re: Safety First!

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:42 am

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So this guy is fixing the aircon, three floors up. Note the bare feet.
He is unscrewing the aircon unit to replace it. Ric took the picture, I couldn't watch.
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Re: Safety First!

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:05 am

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So the driver of this taxi is the guy in the striped shirt- yes, that's him, the one on the phone!
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Re: Safety First!

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:16 am

Safety on the roads.

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At least this guy has his safety cap and mask on. :)
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Re: Safety First!

Post by Duncan » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:47 pm

rozzieoz wrote:Image

So this guy is fixing the aircon, three floors up. Note the bare feet.
He is unscrewing the aircon unit to replace it. Ric took the picture, I couldn't watch.




Don't worry, I can see a blue safety sheet ready to catch him or the aircon , for who/what ever falls first.
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Re: Safety First!

Post by CJM555 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:41 pm

Yeah, it's horrific to see perfectly avoidable accidents waiting to happen on a daily basis.
Would be great to see industry sponsored training facilities, and a functioning organisation such as Health & Safety Executive [HSE] at work.
Highly unlikely but hopefully someday.
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Re: Safety First!

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:14 pm

You see stuff like this pretty much every day.

Yesterday I saw a guy on the back of a moto with a large pane of glass.

On the way to Sihanoukville I saw a van with 11 mattresses stacked on its roof.

Just everyday stuff.
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Re: Safety First!

Post by rozzieoz » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:49 pm

We are used to it, but it's amazing to newbies. ;)
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Re: Safety First!

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:11 pm

timmydownawell wrote:You see stuff like this pretty much every day.

Yesterday I saw a guy on the back of a moto with a large pane of glass.

On the way to Sihanoukville I saw a van with 11 mattresses stacked on its roof.

Just everyday stuff.
Yeah, the large panes of glass on the back of a motorbike are quite something. Large ladders sideways are impressive but at least you can see them coming, most of the time anyway. Duck and cover. ;)
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Re: Safety First!

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:53 pm

rozzieoz wrote:Image

So the driver of this taxi is the guy in the striped shirt- yes, that's him, the one on the phone!
haha 4 in the front always cracks me up in taxis,
will never forget my first Khmer Share Taxi experience lol
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