Bureaucracy gone mad: Brit police learn how to climb 3ft ladders!December 23rd, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): Brit police officers enrolled themselves in a two-hour health and safety course to learn how to climb a 3ft ladder.
Lancashire cops had been stopped by health and safety inspectors from putting up electronic speed indicator signs, so that they could first learn how to install the signs without falling off their ladders.
The staff had been banned to move the 3,500-pound signs between locations for four months until they received special training, which also included suggestions on what type of ladder should be used and how to carry devices safely.
Those qualified to climb the steps had been told to don high-visibility jackets and leggings while installing signs in bad weather in case passers bys bumped into their ladders.
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