Safety and the Value of Life

When people work along the walls of buildings (yes – like Spiderman) at heights of some 200 feet above the ground (for cleaning, painting, water proofing, netting or any other reason), it is expected that there would be something tied to them (such as a rope) and/ or something put below them (such as a net) that will save them if they fall.

So when you see ten men deftly balancing on casuarina poles that they are also twining into a neat upward growing scaffolding, with only their skill and experience separating them from a smashing end, several storeys down, your heart goes to your mouth!   Continue reading