Many council workers are exposed to high noise levels in their lines of work, especially road and construction workers. In Glasgow’s West End, council workers had to use noisy equipment to install new road markings.
People and gunpowder are rarely a good mix without preparation and precautions taken first. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) around 1,000 people visit A&E for treatment of a firework-related injury in the four weeks around Bonfire Night.
British people have a reputation around the world for being polite to a fault. But surely, when we come up against other drivers on the road, like anybody else our road rage gets the better of us and that polite veneer comes crashing down?