April the 1st every day?

  hssutton 08:53 23 Oct 2008

Boy, 16, banned from using Hoover or hot water under health and safety rules.

click here

  Quickbeam 09:07 23 Oct 2008

When I was 16 things like circular saws were the sort of thing you were too young to use...

  Brumas 09:16 23 Oct 2008

Scared the life out of me - that's my wedding anniversary!
I do agree however with the absurdity of the 'government guidelines'.

  peter99co 09:33 23 Oct 2008

Sensible on the job training is a good thing. We had a cleaning operator who knocked over a desk with an industrial cleaner and wrecked the PC which was on it. The next visit saw water used on the floor which was made up of suspended tiles to give underfloor access. She created a pool in the void below which had all the electric cables drenched.

Her supervisor had assumed training had been given.

  red1977 10:07 23 Oct 2008

I dont think any amount of H and S training can cure someone of stupidity.

  josie mayhem 11:13 23 Oct 2008


You are so right...

  interzone55 19:50 23 Oct 2008

It's essential that proper training is given to anyone using any kind of machinery.

Plenty of accidents have been caused by people using floor buffers for instance.

In this case I feel that the unsaid point, most likely left out deliberately by the Telegraph, as it ruins the story, is that the cleaning firm's insurance probably only covers workers over 18, I know this clause is in our cleaner's insurance...

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