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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:41 am 
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Next door neighbours are having a new driveway, blokes doing it are a bit, rough, shall we say. They have a marked up van and truck with website etc, but all their equipment is hired, no PPE is used for anything. Watched a bloke yesterday using a petrol cutter, no PPE at all, unless you count his grubby tracksuit and trainers :lol:

Walked outside this morning to an almighty stink, asked what it was, the "foreman" was walking around with a watering can filled with a mix of weed killer and diesel pouring it all over the ground they prepped yesterday. I wonder what the MSDS is for that :lol: I bet it works though.

I'll be interested to see the finished product. I think it's going to either be an old school get the job done nice bit of work or it will be a disaster, nothing in between lol.


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I did think about it but the only location I could take a pic from they would be able to see me.



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Rorschach wrote:
I did think about it but the only location I could take a pic from they would be able to see me.


Can you take pics on your mobile ?? If so you hold the phone to your ear whilst pretending to have a conversation but actually taking pics.

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But as he has said it's a neighbour they will know where he lives
and will call and duff him up if they see the job on here. :lol:


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But as he has said it's a neighbour they will know where he lives
and will call and duff him up if they see the job on here. :lol:


Only if the neighbour joins UHM to ask why his driveway is sinking/pooling water/smells of diesel... :shock:

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adonis wrote:
But as he has said it's a neighbour they will know where he lives
and will call and duff him up if they see the job on here. :lol:


Only if the neighbour joins UHM to ask why his driveway is sinking/pooling water/smells of diesel... :shock:


I genuinely laughed out loud at that! :lol:


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Wouldn't it be nice to get on with me neighbours?


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In about 2002 a scruffy bloke put his foot in my door offering to lay brick paviours on my inherited crumbling tarmaced driveway, I lived at the end of a fairly pricey cul-de-sac in an expensive village in a National Park. That he was Irish didn't sound alarm bells, he had a printed flyer, testimonials, etc. & I was probably a bit green then. Anyway, signed up for cash and went away for the weekend.

It transpired they turned up on the Sunday morning with a huge 6x4 tipper, a massive backhoe, jack-hammers compressor etc., and started annoying my posh neighbours at 8am. On my return to discover all this, I hid for two weeks!

Having said that, apart from an episode when a mole tunnelled under it, it lasted pretty well until I moved away in 2016.


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Rorschach wrote:
Next door neighbours are having a new driveway, blokes doing it are a bit, rough, shall we say , no PPE is used for anything. Watched a bloke yesterday using a petrol cutter, no PPE at all, unless you count his grubby tracksuit and trainers


From what I've seen of drive layers , especially on domestic work , H&S doesn't apply to them. This week I was on a new build bungalow and there were a couple of guys paving the front and they too used a petrol disc cutter with no ppe . And they kept the petrol in a two litre pop bottle.


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