Sunday, July 05, 2009
The lack (but improving) occupational health and safety standards always scares you the first time you see it. This painter is at the third level of a building, with his leg wrapped around the rung as his only means of holding on. The ladder is actually two bamboo ladders tied together, and the ladder is secured only to a railing on the roof. The scariest part for me is that this guy probably does this everyday. The other issue is that they never use a drip sheet, so even as they start at the top and work their way down, there are paint drips all over things (like the shingle roof tiles here), that end up covered in paint.