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Smell of Petrol / Side Effects of extended inhalation

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by m4rk88, 10 May 2010.

  1. m4rk88

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    Normally don't mind the smell myself but had a bit of a shock coming into our office this monday to find the MD's generator had decided to leak several ltrs of petrol over the weekend and basically flood the office with fumes....

    Have been working in it all day and starting to feel a bit lightheaded/headachey...pretty sure theres some health and safety acts out there on this one.

    On a side note, this generator (which was brought so we could provide support even during powercuts) has been nothing but useless and costly for my boss...which is hilarious ;)

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bledd

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    Use a candle to burn off the excess fumes
     
  3. m4rk88

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    think that one comes under arson?
     
  4. Serpantine

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    I work in the same office, unfortunately static charges have not set off anything...
     
  5. m4rk88

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    He did buy the thing from a certain well known bidding website....so it must be good quality
     
  6. Cosimo

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    ... and blow everyone to kingdom come. ;)
     
  7. Serpantine

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    We seriously considered Bledd's suggestion - Fumes are getting to us guys!
     
  8. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    So you just thought it would be good craic to sit in a petrol fume filled office all day?
     
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  9. G-MAN2004

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    That was kind of the point. ;):p
     
  10. Janesy B

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    Get out of the office immediately for a start?
     
  11. m4rk88

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    If it wasn't for that Unicorn that came and stole all our candles.....:rolleyes:
     
  12. Serpantine

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    No.
     
  13. tom_e

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    open the windows and doors for a start or just set light to it, itl only burn off the petrol leaving everything else unburnt ;)
     
  14. G-MAN2004

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    But you did it anyway? :p
     
  15. m4rk88

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    Unfortunately we have a priority system in our workplace as follows;


    Highest

    1. Customers
    2. Managers
    3. Employees
    4. Employees Health.

    Lowest
     
  16. 4T5

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    Blame the big mistake you make in Accounts on being out your Nut on Petrol fumes. ;)
     
  17. Serpantine

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    Little choice was presented - Office is quite open and we basically are a call centre (small business) so we've been outside breathing when required.

    LOL.
     
  18. Le_Petit_Lapin

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    Yeah, what you do right, is go to your boss and say "I can't work in these fumes". Whats he going to do?
     
  19. m4rk88

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    Knowing our boss, Lecture us on how it only causes headaches and won't affect potential future offspring in the longrun...

    In all fairness after about an hour sat in it, we pretty much all got high, then hungry, then mellow...gets kinda blurry after that
     
  20. Serpantine

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    Fair point - Don't know why i'm here tbh, moving to another company in the coming weeks making your statement even more true