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Safety rst

Letters

I refer to the article 'Rocky mountain high' (NCE last week) and the fact that it was accompanied by a photograph of men steel fixing at 5m above slab level, relying solely on harness protection, without any debate on safe working systems. This surprises me.

Do we restrict our thoughts on safety to articles extolling its importance and then forget its existence until the next Health & Safety Executive initiative or conference?

After attending an inquest earlier this year into the death of a man who had fallen just 3m and impaled himself on starter bars, I would think long and hard before I asked men to undertake the task shown.

Surely this important aspect of the construction process merited some discussion?

Vince Brown (M), 20 Stoneleigh Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6BZ

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