Monday, 17 September 2012

Safety signs - too many or not enough?

You know those really stupid safety signs?

Like this one:
Of course grapes on the floor can be tripped on.  You're in the fruit and veg section of a supermarket, check where you're walking!

I think I need more of them.

I just took a big sip of a hot chocolate and spat it down my t-shirt because it was too hot.

The clue's in the title Mike :)

The worst thing is not long ago I completed a certificate in health and safety!

Today however, I found a new, even better warning.

On a tube of Asda Antiseptic First Aid cream - you put it on small cuts and spots - the warnings on the pack include "Avoid contact with eyes, middle ear, brain"... whoa, hold on a second. Brain?!?  Who damages their skull and decides to treat it with some antiseptic cream?!?

The warning further explains that you should avoid contact with the brain "if using [the cream] in a surgical procedure".  Now I like Asda, I often shop there - it's near to my house, things are generally inexpensive, I find it a good place to do a lot of my shopping.  But I do think that I'd be worried if, when in hospital for an operation, the consultant came to me and said "Right then Mr Raven, the procedure shall go as follows - we'll give you a general anaesthetic to put you out, then we'll take a saw to cut away your skull, we'll then lightly cover your brain with Asda Antiseptic First Aid cream, replace the skull and sow you up before you wake up again. Any questions?"

« I confirm the subscription of this blog to the Paperblog service under the username ravenswingthog »


  1. Prohibition indication usually indicates a indication, which does not allow a unusual kind of actions, which is likely to cause harm, or is risky.

    MSA hard hats

  2. Your very own commitment to getting the message throughout came to be rather powerful and have consistently enabled employees just like me to arrive at their desired goals.
    safety training in chennai

  3. This is a great blog and i want to visit this every day of the week .    bizsafe level 2

  4. Expected to form you a next to no word to thank you once more with respect to the decent recommendations you've contributed here.
    occupational health and safety course in chennai

  5. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while, that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Fantastic read.
    safety course in chennai

  6. I and my friends were going through the nice, helpful tips from the blog then the sudden came up with an awful suspicion I never expressed respect to the website owner for those secrets.
    iosh course in chennai

  7. Your good knowledge and kindness in playing with all the pieces were very useful. I don’t know what I would have done if I had not encountered such a step like this.
    safety course in chennai

  8. Best article i've ever seen. Get to learn many things from this blog. Keep updating this blog so that people can get learn more things. Thank you. Best Digital Sign

  9. My blog is in the same niche as yours, and my users would benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thank you.
    nebosh course in chennai


TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs
Paperblog BlogCatalog