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I’ve had a good look at ‘The Safe Use of Stepladders’ published by the Health and Safety Executive and I can’t find any reference to using one like this. I thought that invaluable manual would probably say something like, “If you are going to balance on a stepladder on a roof it’s important to have the ambulance standing by.” Maybe the bureaucratic imagination doesn’t quite stretch to this sort of inanity.

Some people will risk life and limb to save a few quid. All it needs is one tile to crack and our man will be rolling down the roof to the casualty department. It’s quite likely in fact that a tile will crack because of the considerable weight concentrated in the tiny footprint of each leg of the ladder.

Notice the previous less ambitious rigging attempt at bottom left.

Thanks to Peter Johnson for this photograph.

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