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Gingersnap
11-30-2009, 12:56 PM
Elf & safety strikes again: 250,000 study to tell us ten-pin bowling is dangerous

By Steve Doughty
Last updated at 11:37 AM on 30th November 2009

It's a peril that only a crack team of health and safety experts could have uncovered.

After two years and 250,000, they found that ten-pin bowling alleys up and down the country could be a 'very dangerous' environment for families. They concluded that it was too easy for children or teenagers to run down lanes and get trapped in machinery that sets up the pins - even though there was no record of any such accident having happened.

The bizarre Health and Safety Executive report found that members of the public would be at risk if they walked along the 60-foot lanes to knock over pins by hand.

Its authors even considered ordering every bowling alley to put barriers across lanes. But they were forced to admit defeat - after realising that bowlers must be able to see what they are aiming at. Their report said: ' Because customers need to see the pins and bowling balls entering the machine, managing the risk of access into the machine from the lanes is more difficult.'

Instead they have told operators to fit photoelectric beams to lanes so that pin-setting machines will cut off automatically if anyone trespasses.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1231962/Elf--safety-strikes-bowling-alley--250-000-study-tell-tenpin-bowls-dangerous.html#ixzz0YMmrEhKz

What is wrong with people? Are they going to advise putting screens over toilet bowls on the off chance that some nut sticks his head in toilet?

megimoo
11-30-2009, 01:13 PM
What is wrong with people? Are they going to advise putting screens over toilet bowls on the off chance that some nut sticks his head in toilet?Solutions in search of problems,it's the Nanny States way !

FlaGator
11-30-2009, 01:26 PM
What is wrong with people? Are they going to advise putting screens over toilet bowls on the off chance that some nut sticks his head in toilet?

makes note to hurry invention of toilet bowl screen before need is realized now that Ginger has let the cat out of the bag...

expat-pattaya
11-30-2009, 02:27 PM
makes note to hurry invention of toilet bowl screen before need is realized now that Ginger has let the cat out of the bag...

It's the PATENT you want :)

Rockntractor
11-30-2009, 07:37 PM
makes note to hurry invention of toilet bowl screen before need is realized now that Ginger has let the cat out of the bag...

It should be imprinted with tropical fish.

NJCardFan
11-30-2009, 07:55 PM
You know, I've been to many bowling alleys in my short time on this mortal coil and I've yet to go to one where kids are running up and down the lanes.

Big Guy
11-30-2009, 08:30 PM
What is wrong with people? Are they going to advise putting screens over toilet bowls on the off chance that some nut sticks his head in toilet?

We just used plastic wrap in high school. :D

Gingersnap
12-01-2009, 10:20 AM
You know, I've been to many bowling alleys in my short time on this mortal coil and I've yet to go to one where kids are running up and down the lanes.

From time to time I bowl a lot (in a league). I've been at lanes during all hours from 8:00 A.M. right on through drunken midnight bowling and I've never seen anybody deliberately cross the line into the lane. The closest is the special equipment used by some handicapped bowlers but even then, it's a couple of feet at most.

You put your foot more than a little way past that foul line and I guarantee that the employees will fly out of nowhere and give you a piece of their mind. Waxing those lanes is an art form.

Apache
12-01-2009, 05:51 PM
We just used plastic wrap in high school. :DI did that at summer camp one year...OH MAN DID I GET IN TROUBLE :D


shoulda membered girls gotsta sit :p