British Health and Safety rules state that workers are not allowed to stand on the top three rungs of a ladder, in case they topple over, and must keep three parts of their body in contact with the ladder at all times, and many firms are so worried about being taken to court for breaching the regulations – where they could face an unlimited fine – that they have abandoned ladders altogether, preferring to use fixed structures for roofing work.
Health and Safety gone mad!!??
No such problems in Croatia… we’ve had several workers and contractors at our house, and they don’t seem to have any safety nets, nor do they seem bothered about it. Take a look for yourselves.