Yucca plant banned 'because it's a health and safety risk'

Albert Atkinson with the offending yucca

The health and safety notice that was slapped on the yucca plant

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  A YUCCA plant — which has cheered up a dreary landing for eight years — has been banned by housing bosses over “health and safety” fears.

Retired husband and wife, Albert Atkinson and Liz Kolkin, placed the pot plant outside their first floor flat when they first moved into Dean Court, Turton Street, Bolton, in 2006.

Now, they have been left baffled after their landlord, Contour Property Services, ordered them to remove it — because it poses a fire risk.

Former hospital worker Mr Atkinson says the removal of the six-foot foliage is “health and safety gone mad”.

But Contour is standing by its demand, arguing that any obstruction in the communal areas could present a fire risk.

An official letter, left on the plant, reads: “In the interest of both health and safety and fire risk, no items of any description are to be left in the hallways/electric cupboards/bin stores.

“Please be advised that you are required to remove these items with immediate effect.

“If after a week your caretaker advises me that the items remain in place then they will be removed without any further notification to yourself.

“If you wish for the items to be returned there will be a fee of £25 payable to ourselves for their recovery.”


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Great-grandmother Mrs Kolkin said she and her husband have so far refused to move the house plant.

She added: “The letter is ridiculous.

“The plant is in a container on the landing here outside the flat, next to the railings that look out on to the ground floor.

“It would not have been in anybody’s way.

“The yucca plant isn’t dangerous. The leaves aren’t spiky, they don’t dig into you, and I can’t see it suddenly burning or going up in flames.

“They want to take away abandoned items — but this plant isn’t abandoned at all.”

There are up to 50 species of yuccas, which are desert plants native to central America. They produce tough, sword-shaped leaves with white flowers.

A spokesman for Contour Property Services said they had asked their customers to keep the area outside their flats clear.

He added: “The safety of our customers is very important. Communal areas must be kept clear at all times as any obstruction can pose a fire hazard.

“A staff member met with Mrs Kolkin recently and most items have since been removed and we will continue to work with her until the area is cleared.

“If any of our customers have any similar queries, then we urge them to get in contact with us as soon as possible.”

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6:15am Sat 16 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

I agree. Just because the owner has got a soppy long face doesn't make it right. If left there it would set a precedent for others. Eight years or eight days, doesn't make a difference. Plus the plant doesn't look like it has cheered anyone up, ever.
I agree. Just because the owner has got a soppy long face doesn't make it right. If left there it would set a precedent for others. Eight years or eight days, doesn't make a difference. Plus the plant doesn't look like it has cheered anyone up, ever. Chrome1
  • Score: -33

7:28am Sat 16 Aug 14

By George says...

I expect the fire safety guidance has suggested that a clear route on a fire escape is essential especially if there are vulnerable people living there, best bet is to put the plant in the flat so it can be enjoyed by the owner, after all the owner does not live in the escape route.
I expect the fire safety guidance has suggested that a clear route on a fire escape is essential especially if there are vulnerable people living there, best bet is to put the plant in the flat so it can be enjoyed by the owner, after all the owner does not live in the escape route. By George
  • Score: 26

7:41am Sat 16 Aug 14

NHLUFC says...

Read this story again after picturing yourself escaping from a fire, in the dark with 2 or 3 children or someone with a physical disability alongside others doing the same. All they are asking for is a clear escape route. Stupid Daily Mail type reporting of a non-story.
Read this story again after picturing yourself escaping from a fire, in the dark with 2 or 3 children or someone with a physical disability alongside others doing the same. All they are asking for is a clear escape route. Stupid Daily Mail type reporting of a non-story. NHLUFC
  • Score: 3

7:41am Sat 16 Aug 14

piszoff says...

Looks like someone needs a job. I would go around the areas managed by Contour. Report loose paint flakes, could end up in someones eye. screws and nails protruding over 6.4 mm or 1/4 inch to the older of use. Send your finding to the council because two knowing about the problem is better for the courts when the claims come in.
Looks like someone needs a job. I would go around the areas managed by Contour. Report loose paint flakes, could end up in someones eye. screws and nails protruding over 6.4 mm or 1/4 inch to the older of use. Send your finding to the council because two knowing about the problem is better for the courts when the claims come in. piszoff
  • Score: -2

8:05am Sat 16 Aug 14

piszoff says...

NHLUFC wrote:
Read this story again after picturing yourself escaping from a fire, in the dark with 2 or 3 children or someone with a physical disability alongside others doing the same. All they are asking for is a clear escape route. Stupid Daily Mail type reporting of a non-story.
Get a life, be the kids that burn the place down anyway.
[quote][p][bold]NHLUFC[/bold] wrote: Read this story again after picturing yourself escaping from a fire, in the dark with 2 or 3 children or someone with a physical disability alongside others doing the same. All they are asking for is a clear escape route. Stupid Daily Mail type reporting of a non-story.[/p][/quote]Get a life, be the kids that burn the place down anyway. piszoff
  • Score: -16

8:18am Sat 16 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

piszoff wrote:
Looks like someone needs a job. I would go around the areas managed by Contour. Report loose paint flakes, could end up in someones eye. screws and nails protruding over 6.4 mm or 1/4 inch to the older of use. Send your finding to the council because two knowing about the problem is better for the courts when the claims come in.
Two wrongs don't make a right buddy
[quote][p][bold]piszoff[/bold] wrote: Looks like someone needs a job. I would go around the areas managed by Contour. Report loose paint flakes, could end up in someones eye. screws and nails protruding over 6.4 mm or 1/4 inch to the older of use. Send your finding to the council because two knowing about the problem is better for the courts when the claims come in.[/p][/quote]Two wrongs don't make a right buddy Chrome1
  • Score: -13

9:06am Sat 16 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

Let's look at it another way. If the Atkinsons are permitted to place a Yucca in a communal area, then everyone else can do so too. Before you know it, you've got a jungle in there and the makings of a forest fire. Still, it would help balance the CO2 and CH4 emissions of the residents.
Let's look at it another way. If the Atkinsons are permitted to place a Yucca in a communal area, then everyone else can do so too. Before you know it, you've got a jungle in there and the makings of a forest fire. Still, it would help balance the CO2 and CH4 emissions of the residents. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 13

9:34am Sat 16 Aug 14

catsden says...

Chrome1 wrote:
I agree. Just because the owner has got a soppy long face doesn't make it right. If left there it would set a precedent for others. Eight years or eight days, doesn't make a difference. Plus the plant doesn't look like it has cheered anyone up, ever.
You nasty individual, you sound like a very nice person NOT
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: I agree. Just because the owner has got a soppy long face doesn't make it right. If left there it would set a precedent for others. Eight years or eight days, doesn't make a difference. Plus the plant doesn't look like it has cheered anyone up, ever.[/p][/quote]You nasty individual, you sound like a very nice person NOT catsden
  • Score: 5

9:42am Sat 16 Aug 14

JOHN HIGHAM says...

What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing,
I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s.....

OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant...
Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety
What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing, I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s..... OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant... Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety JOHN HIGHAM
  • Score: 8

9:51am Sat 16 Aug 14

Tinker_13 says...

I bet their offices have plenty of plants. And also restaurants have plants in them and aren't deemed a risk. Contour are just a pathetic excuse of a "management" company.
I bet their offices have plenty of plants. And also restaurants have plants in them and aren't deemed a risk. Contour are just a pathetic excuse of a "management" company. Tinker_13
  • Score: 6

10:19am Sat 16 Aug 14

cosmicma says...

if you've ever had the misfortune of dealing with contour you would understand what their poor residents are up against
a complete set of jobsworth wannabes this story doesn't surprise me in the least and if your not a resident that sucks up to their ego eviction notices will be sent for the most pathetic reasons
i have seen warning letters for hoovering during the day , washing up , walking around during the day in a carpeted flat , visits from their staff members related to such events , being told to use headphones while watching tv during the day the list goes on

they should concentrate on keeping their properties in order not just the landings so they look ok to an outsider
if you've ever had the misfortune of dealing with contour you would understand what their poor residents are up against a complete set of jobsworth wannabes this story doesn't surprise me in the least and if your not a resident that sucks up to their ego eviction notices will be sent for the most pathetic reasons i have seen warning letters for hoovering during the day , washing up , walking around during the day in a carpeted flat , visits from their staff members related to such events , being told to use headphones while watching tv during the day the list goes on they should concentrate on keeping their properties in order not just the landings so they look ok to an outsider cosmicma
  • Score: 11

10:27am Sat 16 Aug 14

pradagucci says...

Is this even news worthy......yawn
Is this even news worthy......yawn pradagucci
  • Score: 1

10:57am Sat 16 Aug 14

Womble says...

I could understand Contour asking for it to be moved if it was on a walking route, but it's not, it's in a corner where no-one will walk. It certainly makes the place look a bit more cheerful than a clinically-white wall.
I could understand Contour asking for it to be moved if it was on a walking route, but it's not, it's in a corner where no-one will walk. It certainly makes the place look a bit more cheerful than a clinically-white wall. Womble
  • Score: 9

11:33am Sat 16 Aug 14

MarkAllRead says...

If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.
If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 6

11:57am Sat 16 Aug 14

Tinker_13 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.
Don't be so horrible.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.[/p][/quote]Don't be so horrible. Tinker_13
  • Score: 3

12:09pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Health and safety (like trade unions) used to perform a useful function within our society. Now, it's attracted whole loads of people who just like to be obeyed rather than anything else.

I suspect most of us could go in to these people's offices and find a dozen "breaches" of their rules without blinking.

These people are in it for themselves and if they're wasting time on trivialities like this they're probably neglecting other far more vital aspects of their jobs.
Health and safety (like trade unions) used to perform a useful function within our society. Now, it's attracted whole loads of people who just like to be obeyed rather than anything else. I suspect most of us could go in to these people's offices and find a dozen "breaches" of their rules without blinking. These people are in it for themselves and if they're wasting time on trivialities like this they're probably neglecting other far more vital aspects of their jobs. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 1

12:16pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Tinker_13 says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Health and safety (like trade unions) used to perform a useful function within our society. Now, it's attracted whole loads of people who just like to be obeyed rather than anything else.

I suspect most of us could go in to these people's offices and find a dozen "breaches" of their rules without blinking.

These people are in it for themselves and if they're wasting time on trivialities like this they're probably neglecting other far more vital aspects of their jobs.
Neglecting real problems like fixing things that were reported months ago. Over charging people and nothing to show for such.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Health and safety (like trade unions) used to perform a useful function within our society. Now, it's attracted whole loads of people who just like to be obeyed rather than anything else. I suspect most of us could go in to these people's offices and find a dozen "breaches" of their rules without blinking. These people are in it for themselves and if they're wasting time on trivialities like this they're probably neglecting other far more vital aspects of their jobs.[/p][/quote]Neglecting real problems like fixing things that were reported months ago. Over charging people and nothing to show for such. Tinker_13
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Sat 16 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing,
I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s.....

OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant...
Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety
Maybe you should read, it could be a fire hazard. And at the end of the day the so called inbreeds, own the property and make the rules, end of a none story.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing, I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s..... OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant... Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety[/p][/quote]Maybe you should read, it could be a fire hazard. And at the end of the day the so called inbreeds, own the property and make the rules, end of a none story. JustBecause
  • Score: -3

12:39pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Beyond News Forum says...

With this in mind then every single large or small tree situated outside of council property is a fire hazard... cut em down!
With this in mind then every single large or small tree situated outside of council property is a fire hazard... cut em down! Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -4

1:05pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

Health and Safety my Ar$e.


Pathetic.
Health and Safety my Ar$e. Pathetic. mrs philainsy
  • Score: -2

2:38pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Nataliec88 says...

Me & my partner owned an apartmemt on Dixon Green Drive and sold it last year due to Contour and their total lack of management of the building we lived in after a two year battle with them. This storey is ironic as we had exactly the same issue ! The previous owner of our apartment had a plant which was situated on the top floor of the block outside of our front door. After twelve months of it being there we had exactly the same notice given to us despite the plant not belonging to us. Nobody came to the top floor other than if you were visiting our flat, it wasnt in the way & nobody in the block had an issue with it. Contour are very good at creating issues for residents yet fail to manage & maintain buildings that they own the communal areas. We invested all of our savings purchashing our flat and Contour did nothing but increase our monthly service charge when we saw nothing in return for it. I had many meetings with them due to missing resident money, lack of repairs & charges for jobs that hadnt been carried out but they constantly fobbed us off. Many of the residents were hard working & Contour took advantage treating us with a total lack of respect. We sold up as we were fed up of them ripping us off. I would advise anybody to stay clear unless you have dealt with them you have no idea exactly how bad they are.
Me & my partner owned an apartmemt on Dixon Green Drive and sold it last year due to Contour and their total lack of management of the building we lived in after a two year battle with them. This storey is ironic as we had exactly the same issue ! The previous owner of our apartment had a plant which was situated on the top floor of the block outside of our front door. After twelve months of it being there we had exactly the same notice given to us despite the plant not belonging to us. Nobody came to the top floor other than if you were visiting our flat, it wasnt in the way & nobody in the block had an issue with it. Contour are very good at creating issues for residents yet fail to manage & maintain buildings that they own the communal areas. We invested all of our savings purchashing our flat and Contour did nothing but increase our monthly service charge when we saw nothing in return for it. I had many meetings with them due to missing resident money, lack of repairs & charges for jobs that hadnt been carried out but they constantly fobbed us off. Many of the residents were hard working & Contour took advantage treating us with a total lack of respect. We sold up as we were fed up of them ripping us off. I would advise anybody to stay clear unless you have dealt with them you have no idea exactly how bad they are. Nataliec88
  • Score: 13

3:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Count de Monet says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing,
I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s.....

OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant...
Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety
What about the Fire Precautions Act 1971? All the communal passageways must be kept clear. In the event of a fire & the passageway filling with smoke, people could be stumbling over a large potted plant. The couple's plant should be in their flat & not in a communal area.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing, I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s..... OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant... Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety[/p][/quote]What about the Fire Precautions Act 1971? All the communal passageways must be kept clear. In the event of a fire & the passageway filling with smoke, people could be stumbling over a large potted plant. The couple's plant should be in their flat & not in a communal area. Count de Monet
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Sat 16 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

What a total load of a jobsworths b0ll0x!!!

It aint caused any issues in eight years, and working on the laws of average it will not do so in the next eight years, if it remains in situ.

Get a life you load of boring ar53h0les with nothing else better to do.
What a total load of a jobsworths b0ll0x!!! It aint caused any issues in eight years, and working on the laws of average it will not do so in the next eight years, if it remains in situ. Get a life you load of boring ar53h0les with nothing else better to do. wsw69
  • Score: 2

3:39pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alien13 says...

BIG BROTHER AT WORK, WE HAVE NO SAY IN IT,DO AS YOUR TOLD,THREATS ,
BIG BROTHER AT WORK, WE HAVE NO SAY IN IT,DO AS YOUR TOLD,THREATS , alien13
  • Score: -2

4:12pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.
If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 5

4:28pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Tinker_13 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.
The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.[/p][/quote]The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company. Tinker_13
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Tinker_13 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.
The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company.
From the article.
Now, they have been left baffled after their landlord, Contour Property Services, ordered them to remove it
[quote][p][bold]Tinker_13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.[/p][/quote]The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company.[/p][/quote]From the article. [bold]Now, they have been left baffled after their landlord, Contour Property Services, ordered them to remove it[/bold] mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Sat 16 Aug 14

EmShambles says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.
Hahahaha
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha EmShambles
  • Score: 6

4:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Tinker_13 says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Tinker_13 wrote:
mr.mark.c wrote:
If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.
The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company.
From the article.
Now, they have been left baffled after their landlord, Contour Property Services, ordered them to remove it
I live there. So I think I'd know ;) Not my fault there's been a misquote.
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tinker_13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: If the landlord doesn't want the plant there then remove it, at the end of the day the property is rented not owned, If you do not like the rules then move, It doesn't get much simpler to be honest.[/p][/quote]The properties are NOT rented. Contour are not the landlords to anyone. They are just a petty "management" company.[/p][/quote]From the article. [bold]Now, they have been left baffled after their landlord, Contour Property Services, ordered them to remove it[/bold][/p][/quote]I live there. So I think I'd know ;) Not my fault there's been a misquote. Tinker_13
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

JOHN HIGHAM wrote:
What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing,
I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s.....

OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant...
Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety
Quote: John Higham; I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s.....

Do you now. I am guessing you are the John Higham I am thinking about, if not, then apologies.

As a driving instructor, and a part-time HGV Class One driver for Warbys, I presume you also know every aspect of the highway code, Driver licensing, motor vehicle insurance, vehicle construction and use regs, the MOT regs, tyre legislation amongst the many others you seem 'to know all about'.

In the tone of the Money Supermarket ad's; You are such a smart ar5e John, such a bl00dy smart ar5se.
[quote][p][bold]JOHN HIGHAM[/bold] wrote: What a complete set of inbreds these idiots are at the housing, I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s..... OPPPSSS one of the lazy workmen must have seen it and wants to claim for looking at it, The owner of that plant needs to phone the HSE at Bootle in liverpool getting it in writting from them and them go and slap the inbred that told him it was "against health and safety around the bleeding head with the plant... Another pillock that thinks he knows the law pity that idiot cant read then he could state laws on health and safety[/p][/quote]Quote: John Higham; I know ever law written under the HSE act 1974 going and nowhere does it state anything about bloody plants the does not count as a trip hazzard so please can someone tell me were these inbreds at the housing get there idea`s..... Do you now. I am guessing you are the John Higham I am thinking about, if not, then apologies. As a driving instructor, and a part-time HGV Class One driver for Warbys, I presume you also know every aspect of the highway code, Driver licensing, motor vehicle insurance, vehicle construction and use regs, the MOT regs, tyre legislation amongst the many others you seem 'to know all about'. In the tone of the Money Supermarket ad's; You are such a smart ar5e John, such a bl00dy smart ar5se. wsw69
  • Score: 6

9:25pm Sat 16 Aug 14

TJHar says...

We have a landlord and live in a communal block.Our regulations on health and safety are exactly the same.Nothing is allowed in communal corridors due to fire regs.We all have smoke detectors in each flat and an integrated heat detector system.It isn't just Contour.
We have a landlord and live in a communal block.Our regulations on health and safety are exactly the same.Nothing is allowed in communal corridors due to fire regs.We all have smoke detectors in each flat and an integrated heat detector system.It isn't just Contour. TJHar
  • Score: 6

10:49pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Cyclone says...

I have seen this Yukka out in town, it's nothing but trouble.
It's a bad one make no mistake, doesn't surprise me he goes back and sits there all day trying to trip people up.

It's about time it got a taste of his own medicine.
I have seen this Yukka out in town, it's nothing but trouble. It's a bad one make no mistake, doesn't surprise me he goes back and sits there all day trying to trip people up. It's about time it got a taste of his own medicine. Cyclone
  • Score: 1

2:52am Sun 17 Aug 14

partsgerald says...

Don't be so soft Bolton. A Yucca plant is not a Venus Fly Trap. I say
place a Saguaro Cactus instead they don't need as much care.
Don't be so soft Bolton. A Yucca plant is not a Venus Fly Trap. I say place a Saguaro Cactus instead they don't need as much care. partsgerald
  • Score: 0

10:34am Sun 17 Aug 14

philipwalduck says...

If the plant is in the location detailed by the photograph then there is no way that even in the dark somebody could stumble over the plant as they would either hit the wall or the railing. H&S is important but is used by people who cant find other reasons for their action
If the plant is in the location detailed by the photograph then there is no way that even in the dark somebody could stumble over the plant as they would either hit the wall or the railing. H&S is important but is used by people who cant find other reasons for their action philipwalduck
  • Score: -2

12:29pm Sun 17 Aug 14

mrs philainsy says...

Cyclone wrote:
I have seen this Yukka out in town, it's nothing but trouble.
It's a bad one make no mistake, doesn't surprise me he goes back and sits there all day trying to trip people up.

It's about time it got a taste of his own medicine.
I bet it was at The Free Palestine Protest in the Town Centre at Weekend - it would have been one of the "Aggressive Passers By"......curse that plant!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cyclone[/bold] wrote: I have seen this Yukka out in town, it's nothing but trouble. It's a bad one make no mistake, doesn't surprise me he goes back and sits there all day trying to trip people up. It's about time it got a taste of his own medicine.[/p][/quote]I bet it was at The Free Palestine Protest in the Town Centre at Weekend - it would have been one of the "Aggressive Passers By"......curse that plant!!! mrs philainsy
  • Score: 3

11:41pm Sun 17 Aug 14

MarkAllRead says...

Tinker_13 wrote:
MarkAllRead wrote:
If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.
Don't be so horrible.
Lighten up dude, hey maybe get yourself a Yucca plant.
[quote][p][bold]Tinker_13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: If that's plant's been cheering him up, god only knows what he'll look like once it's gone.[/p][/quote]Don't be so horrible.[/p][/quote]Lighten up dude, hey maybe get yourself a Yucca plant. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Sun 17 Aug 14

MarkAllRead says...

Unfortunately, because of compensation culture, companies simply have to act on things like this. If someone were to claim they'd tripped over it and hurt themselves after Contour had been made aware of it, then suddenly Contour are liable for thousands in compensation, not Mr Atkinson.
Unfortunately, because of compensation culture, companies simply have to act on things like this. If someone were to claim they'd tripped over it and hurt themselves after Contour had been made aware of it, then suddenly Contour are liable for thousands in compensation, not Mr Atkinson. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 1

3:18am Mon 18 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
Unfortunately, because of compensation culture, companies simply have to act on things like this. If someone were to claim they'd tripped over it and hurt themselves after Contour had been made aware of it, then suddenly Contour are liable for thousands in compensation, not Mr Atkinson.
Best post so far.
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, because of compensation culture, companies simply have to act on things like this. If someone were to claim they'd tripped over it and hurt themselves after Contour had been made aware of it, then suddenly Contour are liable for thousands in compensation, not Mr Atkinson.[/p][/quote]Best post so far. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

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