- Banned footwear
I’ve just had a memo from the HR manager at work banning open toed sandals and flip flops through out my work place. Everyone has to wear flat leather shoes that cover the whole foot. Needless to say all the office staff have thrown teddy out of the pram over this.
Looks aside I can see the point in not wearing sandals if you have to move heavy things about but for the those who work in an office it seems like overkill form someone who has trouble telling their arse from their elbow.
All those who need to wear safety shoes do so already.
So what’s the best way to really annoy him without getting fired?? (weeing in shoes and owning with bombers would probably get me fired :D)Posted 8 years agomatthewlhomeMember
this happened at my work place. It was following the incredible number of people that kept falling down the stairs when they tripped over the ends of their flip flops and then had to have ambulances called out to them.
Should really be an individual decision, but with the H&S laws the company could not ignore it. Even down to the point that the stairs now have notices on them telling everyone to hold the handrails 🙄Posted 8 years ago
As far as I know nobody has had a footwear related injury recently.
It seems to have been a unilateral decision on his part, even the health & safety coordinator doesn’t understand why this memo has come about.
I agree that flip flops are a bit of a no go because they can fall off easily.
It applies to everyone.
I think I’ll try and borrow some flippers off a mate who goes diving. See what he thinks of that when I’m next in work 😀
Anyway enough of work I’m off down the pub.Posted 8 years agoballsofcottonwoolMember
Its not about H&S its about image. Your HR dept don’t want you cutting about in sandals, it might make you act like you’re on holiday instead of working.
I worked in a call centre once where the dress code was very casual but one day they decided to change it and announced notrainers allowed, I bought a pair of slippers to change into at work just to make a point.
Posted 8 years agoNickSubscriber
Needless to say all the office staff have thrown teddy out of the pram over this.
Never ceases to amaze me how such minor inconsequential banalities have such a bearing on some people, so what if you can’t wear flipflops, even in my pathetic meaningless existance I have more important things to worry about.Posted 8 years agogwaelodMember
but with the H&S laws the company could not ignore it. Even down to the point that the stairs now have notices on them telling everyone to hold the handrails
I know an organisation in Scotland that did this….minus 17 C one morning. Instant frostburn from the metal handrail if you had no gloves onPosted 8 years agoscotiaMember
“I know an organisation in Scotland that did this….minus 17 C one morning. Instant frostburn from the metal handrail if you had no gloves on”
Really? -17°C in Scotland? Where?!
Tbh, when i worked for an oil company in London, the rules were the same for when off the vessels/rigs as on – as if we could have no LTI’s offshore why the hell couldnt we manage it onshore. It all comes down to a little common sense though imho..Posted 8 years ago
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