After 400 years, health and safety bans stepladders from historic Oxford library… but nobody can reach the books

Mail Online – “Stepladders have been banned from part of Oxford University's historic Bodleian library – because of health and safety fears. The ruling by officials means that students cannot use items on the higher shelves of the Duke Humfrey reading room. However, the university is standing its ground and refusing to move the books from their 'original historic location' on the room's balcony.”

One Response to “After 400 years, health and safety bans stepladders from historic Oxford library… but nobody can reach the books”

  1. Jeff
    May 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    That’s why most consultants don’t recommend more than 72 inch shelving units. Nobody wants grandma to fall and break her hip grabbing for a book.

    Interesting gridlock…

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