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  1. #11
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    Aug 2017
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    Default Re: Conditions at locks.

    After using caustic soda to clean lock walls and stairwells was banned, power washing was introduced with a lockie on a lock raft with a power washer using a river water feed. This was deemed unsafe later due to the potential inhalation of water-borne pathogens in the spray mist that is created.

    Cleaning the handrails is a simple task but seems to have gone the way of much else that is neglected.

    As for the h&s angle, I believe the Occupiers Liability Act places a duty of care on the EA to ensure that their sites are safe for visitors as well as the H&SaW act. The EA does spend a great deal of effort listing faults with the public safety risk assessments but often ignores the requirement to act.

    If you take a tumble and survive, have your solicitor write to the EA to claim compensation for injury, etc and they'll probably give you a couple of thousand to go away.
    Last edited by Old Crusty; 30-07-19 at 13:34.
    When I was in the Navy ...

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
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    Default Re: Conditions at locks.

    Thanks Old Crusty, I will put a note in my will to get some compensation for my family from EA when I drown.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Oxfordshire
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    Default Re: Conditions at locks.

    It’s clearly far too risky, stay away from locks

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