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EU rules are inconsistent


Sir, Further to the article 'Barrier lifter speeds roadworks' (News, August 10), I was under the impression that Continental Europe's Health & Safety laws were the same as in the UK.

Someone should have a word with the principal contractor as to how the telehandler in the picture was allowed on site onto a bridge parapet without edge protection.

Again it is one rule for the UK and one for everyone else.

Adrian J Sawyer, Director/contracts surveyor, Luton Building Company, Luton, Bedfordshire