Green side up

An oldie but goodie from guy-sports.com

The building is all completed and awaiting hand over, before that can happen the Alex wants some poor and incomplete work finished as is normal at these times.

A meeting is arranged between Alex, the main contractor and a sub-contractor, site agent, planning supervisor and site safety manager. A tour is planned of the building to look at relevant defects starting on ground floor. Alex points out badly fitting window frames, the site agent makes some notes and the sub-contractor goes to the window and shouts,

‘Green side up.’

They move to the first floor and Alex points out badly fitted and missing lights, the site agent makes some notes and the sub-contractor goes to the window and shouts,

‘Green side up.’

On the 2nd floor more problems are highlighted, radiator leaking, exposed cables, waste and broken window frame, the site agent makes some notes and the sub-contractor goes to the window and shouts,

‘Green side up.’

This is too much. The safety manager has to ask. So he says, ‘Every time you are told a defect tell, you write it down, but then the subbie yells out the window

‘Green side up.’ What on earth does that mean?’

The sub-contractor shakes his head ruefully and says, ‘I have four blokes laying turf around the building.’

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