Tuesday, 20 January 2009

999 - Emergency!! Put Me Through To Health and Safety!


If you need the Coastguard, be prepared for a delay while they fill in a Health And Safety Risk Assessment before they come and help you.

The Penguin

3 comments:

killemallletgodsortemout said...

They don't have to "fill in" anything. They do a dynamic risk assessment - in other words, they guess what the risk is likely to be, and make the whole thing up as they go along.

It makes it easier to sue the coastguard, fire brigade etc when their rescue efforts go tits up.

Note - I've deliberately left the ambulance blokes out of this. They aren't much good at diagnosis, let alone risk assessment.
Apparently, if you collapse they consider that you are dead if you live in anything less than a palace, or a five star hotel. Heroes to zeros in one incident. Knobs.

wv: nulabourcuntsall

Atheist Ranter said...

Friend of mine is a coatsguard volunteer and is very pissed off with these new rules. Example: when they receive an emergency call about, typically some idiot stuck half way down a cliff, they have to check all the type pressures and lights on their vehicle then check the oil before moving off.

The world is ruled by cunts!

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Likewise, I met a hospital based Dr. who is sometimes required to make a field visit using his own car, before he sets off he must fill in a form confirming that his insurance and MOT are in order and " he has to check all the type pressures and lights on their vehicle then check the oil before moving off ".