Saturday, 28 February 2009

PUWER Regulations

First visit to a site on Friday to carry out a site audit only to find an empty cardboard box labelled up as chocolate handcuffs on the site manager's desk, accompanied by a Valentine's Day card signed "from all on the second floor".

This is a first. Will there be a risk assessment on file for the use of chocolate handcuffs? Are chocolate handcuffs a new form of work equipment? Will the PUWER Regulations apply?

The most worrying thing was that the handcuffs were nowhere to be seen and nor was the site manager.