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    Amish help.

    Amish friends of mine working on my leanto.

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    They not mind you taking pics? We weren't allowed to when we visited them in WI. We got on with them very well though.

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    Where's the guard rail and the net then ?

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    the good lord will catch them, (or not if they have been bad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF View Post
    They not mind you taking pics? We weren't allowed to when we visited them in WI. We got on with them very well though.
    They didn't mind, asked them first then took the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaza View Post
    Where's the guard rail and the net then ?
    Right, so in England would there have to be a guard rail and the net? the last shed I had built in England 1993 the didn't have to use safety stuff.

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    ...and hard hats. Goggles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry Rot View Post
    ...and hard hats. Goggles?
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by treblesykes View Post
    the good lord will catch them, (or not if they have been bad)
    lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    Really?
    Yep, and yellow jackets, gloves, steel toe caps, and someone with a clipboard watching you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellies View Post
    Yep, and yellow jackets, gloves, steel toe caps, and someone with a clipboard watching you!
    This is a farm building were talking about?

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    Come to Aus and see what you would have to do. For a start, the site would need to be fully fenced to 6 foot to keep itinerants out. Scaffold would need to be erected all round - because the working height is more than 3 foot. The scaffold would need to be erected by a licensed contractor and properly attached, plus the roof would need railing. Ladders would not be allowed as they do not have 3 points of attachment...and it goes on...each worker needs to have a licence and only licensed workers can enter the site....plus all the high viz and hard hat stuff and before then, they all need to be briefed and trained on hazards...which must be identified and documented beforehand...and the Union must be allowed to enter the site at any time and can stop the work.....even if the workers are not members...

    No wonder the building industry has stalled here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inter674 View Post
    Come to Aus and see what you would have to do. For a start, the site would need to be fully fenced to 6 foot to keep itinerants out. Scaffold would need to be .and it goes on...each worker needs to have a licence and only licensed workers can enter the site....plus all the high viz and hard hat stuff and before then, they all need to be briefed and trained on hazards...which must be identified and documented beforehand...and the Union must be allowed to enter the site at any time and can stop the work.....even if the workers are not members...
    erected all round - because the working height is more than 3 foot. The scaffold would need to be erected by a licensed contractor and properly attached, plus the roof would need railing. Ladders would not be allowed as they do not have 3 points of attachment..
    No wonder the building industry has stalled here!!
    Have they took it too far really?, l think it makes sense to protect people, thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    They didn't mind, asked them first then took the picture.

    Discovery channel seemed to follow them around with there cameras without any objection, for the couple of series they have made on the Amish community. Although it quite possible that they are not even real Amish folk on the discovery channel as most of the that channels content is make believe these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big red View Post
    Discovery channel seemed to follow them around with there cameras without any objection, for the couple of series they have made on the Amish community. Although it quite possible that they are not even real Amish folk on the discovery channel as most of the that channels content is make believe these days.
    Which Discovery channel show was this, not Amish mafia for gods sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    Which Discovery channel show was this, not Amish mafia for gods sake.

    how false is that it should be renamed the bullshit channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    This is a farm building were talking about?
    Are they safer to fall from than other buildings ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by graybo View Post
    Are they safer to fall from than other buildings ?
    Not really, but.....agriculture rules etc can be different to industrial. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellington53 View Post
    Right, so in England would there have to be a guard rail and the net? the last shed I had built in England 1993 the didn't have to use safety stuff.




    Our landlords, the NT are replacing the asbestos roof on one of the grain stores after the sheets de-laminated. The contractors managed to remove the old sheeting ( wearing disposable coveralls & dust masks, sheets wrapped in plastic and covered skips to a controlled landfill site) using a scissor lift then the safety contractors installed the netting. A big merlo triple boom telescopic lifts the packs of new cement sheets for the roofers over the netting.

    They did carry out a bat survey before starting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post



    Our landlords, the NT are replacing the asbestos roof on one of the grain stores after the sheets de-laminated. The contractors managed to remove the old sheeting ( wearing disposable coveralls & dust masks, sheets wrapped in plastic and covered skips to a controlled landfill site) using a scissor lift then the safety contractors installed the netting. A big merlo triple boom telescopic lifts the packs of new cement sheets for the roofers over the netting.

    They did carry out a bat survey before starting


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    We are sooo worlds apart.

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    No one's mentioned the best bit.

    If a contractor is erecting a barn in the UK and one of the workers slips and falls off the roof and injures himself -- the farmer who engaged the contractors is liable!

    I only learnt that one after the guys who put up my barn and were swarming all over it without scaffolding, hard hats, etc. had finished. The mason was using a large stone cutting saw without goggles! Makes me cringe to think about it now!

    Below: Fitting solar panels to an asbestos cement barn roof not a million miles from my back door!<wince> There is insufficient scaffolding (they needed that to manually lift the panels onto the roof otherwise probably would not have bothered), but not a hard hat in sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post



    Our landlords, the NT are replacing the asbestos roof on one of the grain stores after the sheets de-laminated. The contractors managed to remove the old sheeting ( wearing disposable coveralls & dust masks, sheets wrapped in plastic and covered skips to a controlled landfill site) using a scissor lift then the safety contractors installed the netting. A big merlo triple boom telescopic lifts the packs of new cement sheets for the roofers over the netting.

    They did carry out a bat survey before starting


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    Did they use crash mats or nets underneath to catch fallers?

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