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TOO HOT: Bin collections start at 5am

TOO HOT: Bin collections start at 5am

First published in Opinion

WAKING up to clattering of bins, the rumble of trucks and the chatter of refuse crews is not exactly the same as slowly stirring to the gentle sound of chirruping blackbirds. Bin collections in Bournemouth are starting at 5am to prevent workers suffering sunstroke or heat exhaustion. Council chiefs point out that productivity is better when it’s cooler and teams are working under extreme pressure. The obvious danger is that grumpiness levels (and temperatures) may rise from those deprived of their full allocation of sleep. Bin supremos may not have given this problem enough thought.

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11:55am Thu 7 Aug 14

contric says...

with all the misery in gaza libya iraq ukraine and the disease in africa if i hear the hard working dustbin men coming down the road a bit earlier i wont be upset
with all the misery in gaza libya iraq ukraine and the disease in africa if i hear the hard working dustbin men coming down the road a bit earlier i wont be upset contric
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10:30pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Adrian XX says...

This is silly - we are not a hot country and currently one of the coolest places in Europe. I doubt heat stroke is a strong possibility. Has anyone considered the stress to the workers caused by having to get up so early in the morning? What about their circadian rhythms?
This is silly - we are not a hot country and currently one of the coolest places in Europe. I doubt heat stroke is a strong possibility. Has anyone considered the stress to the workers caused by having to get up so early in the morning? What about their circadian rhythms? Adrian XX
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10:14am Fri 8 Aug 14

rozmister says...

Adrian XX wrote:
This is silly - we are not a hot country and currently one of the coolest places in Europe. I doubt heat stroke is a strong possibility. Has anyone considered the stress to the workers caused by having to get up so early in the morning? What about their circadian rhythms?
It's hit 33 degrees outside in some parts of Bournemouth in the last two weeks. That's not cool for the UK and it's not what most people are used to working in!
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: This is silly - we are not a hot country and currently one of the coolest places in Europe. I doubt heat stroke is a strong possibility. Has anyone considered the stress to the workers caused by having to get up so early in the morning? What about their circadian rhythms?[/p][/quote]It's hit 33 degrees outside in some parts of Bournemouth in the last two weeks. That's not cool for the UK and it's not what most people are used to working in! rozmister
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7:01am Mon 11 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

Eugh,those frightful poor people with their getting up and going to work,how do those wonderful echo scum cope?
Eugh,those frightful poor people with their getting up and going to work,how do those wonderful echo scum cope? anotherfatslob
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