h.s.e rules are sometimes a bit over the top,but the end justifies the means.
A few accidents in my paper manufacturing factory, pre health and safety act.
A cradle with 6 ton of reeled paper lowered to the floor with opperators toe's underneath.Decapitated two toes even though steel toetectors were worn.Another employee lost a toe in a similar incident.
The cradle now has an infa red sensor fitted to prevent it happening again.
a fitter working on a drive shaft was killed when his shirt got entangled with the spinning shaft.
Now all moving machinary has to be locked of and permitted ( isolated) before work can begin.
An opperator said to his assistant "don't start her up" as he went off to enter a machine.In the noisey workplace all his assistant heard was "start her up".The result was death.
Again all moving machinary has to be isolated now before entry.
Lots of other awful incidents pre h.s.e era.Just a pity these things happened before the dangers were spotted.
the Health & Safety at work act takes the pressure off of opperators in a continuous production enviroment, as in the past management used to say things like don't worry about that,just get the machine going.Yes production always came before safety but now they have to abide by the law.
If it's not safe,you don't do it.