I succumbed only once to dressing for comfort over safety, while welding a prototype stainless exhaust system in the middle of summer (something about stainless, I learnt, seems to intensify the effect) - I was melting in my nomex overalls, even with only a cut-off t-shirt underneath, so I rolled them down...Girl wrote:Renegadenemo wrote:We call them her 'safety pumps'. Normally she has the cutest pair of tiny, steel-capped workboots you ever did see.Not so sure about the choice of footware though................(H&S be damned!)
It was roasting hot working all week welding and having to keep with H&S so when i dressed for the Bluebird workshop on Saturday i dressed for comfort in the heat. Still nearly melted though
After having a whole arm turn the same colour as my vintage Welsh rugger top and it then peeling in a single sheet like a strip of wallpaper, I can safely say "Never again!"
I wish I had a photo - It looked truely horrendous but, surprisingly, didn't even sting or itch.