Things that were better before health and safety ruined them?
Using and removing asbestos
Working down the mines or offshore
Working for unscrupulous bosses used be brilliant
In short, making more money by cutting corners was bloody great. Obviously it was only great if you didn’t get hurt, but it fuelled our sense of adventure didn’t it?
OP – just get your door dipped and stripped. So much easier and cheaper.Posted 3 years ago
Paint stripper. Tried to strip a door frame today with new improved (non toxic and hurty) paint stripper.Posted 3 years ago
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!
They’ve taken out the chemical that actually made it work, and now you have to use two coats and leave it for 1hr before trying to scrape the single coat of paint it has blistered. Great, except there are eight coats on the doorframe. Whatever happened to the stuff that used to blister the paint in ten seconds, and also your hands if you weren’t careful?
Proper mans paint stripper. Anything else from the “olden days” which was far better than it is now?TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
I work on the motorways – I used to wear a short sleeved hi-viz vest, hard hat, shorts and riggers in summer. If I wanted to get to the other side of the M1, I legged it across 6 lanes. Occassionally, I may have had a cheeky spliff at lunchtime. And what was a risk assessment?
Now, I wear head to toe hi-viz, flame retardant overalls, gloves, glasses, no riggers (that’s probably not a bad thing). If I even look at a traffic cone, never mind set foot outside one, I’ll probably be off site. I can’t even have a cheeky spliff in my own time at weekends, as I’m always facing the prospect of a drugs test. I hear next week, they are risk assessing taking a dump.
A lot of the work I do is for a major construction company – they have banned the use of Stanley knives – this is a real PITA being a sparky working with armoured cables.Posted 3 years ago
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