posted on Dec, 24 2004 @ 02:08 PM
BBC employees received a corporate memo on safety procedures - how to properly enter and leave a building with a revolving door. In an email titled
"Revolving Security Door User Instructions," staffers were advised to keep body parts from the edges of the door and that only one person should
attempt to leave or exit at a time. Stick figure drawings were provided for those who needed a little extra help with the procedures laid out. The
memo was issued after a woman caught her foot in the contraption and broke a nail.
An email, sent to 800 staff -- complete with matchstick man diagrams for ease of understanding -- comes after one worker trapped her foot in the new
doors at the BBC's offices in Britain's second city, cracking a toenail, The Sun said.
"Follow these simple steps each time you use the doors," says the memo entitled Revolving Security Door User Instructions.
"To enter the secure space move directly into the revolving door compartment.
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In today's litigious world, companies often go to ridiculous measures to prevent lawsuits. We've all seen the signs at fast food restaurants warning
us that the hot coffee we've just ordered is -- well, hot
. Lawnmowers carry labels advising users not to stick their hands near the blade
while it's running, packaging on a pair of scissors warns that they're sharp, and household cleaners always advise not to spray directly into the
Common sense may have gone the way of the dodo, because before the instructions on how to walk through a door, the BBC issued a safety memo on how to
No, really. "Remove lid from kettle and fill kettle with water" was step one.