Moderator Mode SELJUK posted this in another thread which is now locked. I think it could make a thread of its own so here it is reproduced. "As a thought. With the different layouts over the years does anybody have their favourite dit of skinned knuckles or bashed forheads when trying to reach those 'oh so out of the way valves' to isolate when tagging out Here's mine. EHS 101 in the fwd cab space on a T boat was my favourite. Well hidden behind a work top or two and a T frame and only reached by popping down the bomb shop and getting some friendly fore endies to stetch your arms about another twelve inches first. The fun starts then, leaning right over you find the valve, small and painted brown in among other small brown valves and you start to turn......and turn......and turn...and turn....and turn.....then they pipe leave and you're still turning and gasping for air. Finally it's shut and isolated (after about thirty turns, could be more)...then you get back up to find the designated red trafalite tally in the tag out box and lean in again to tie it on with a bit of brown string. Only tying it on requires TWO hands and there definitely isn't room for two hands in the space provided. Anyway you achieve the aim and get back to the CR to find a waiting Wrecker asking how come it took you so long and 'have you been getting punchy on two deck' when he points at your knuckles...skinned and bleeding! The whole boat has been tagged out for divers and where is the work to be done. They want to put a blank on number No1 MBT starboard because the main vent is passing and needs tweaking (open, clean around the seal and shut. For the non quals). The divers are working fwd and we are starboard side to (with all the cats and whatnot in the way) and will go no where near back aft BUT the whole boat has been isolated to make sure they stay safe because as we know the water in Guzz dockyard is crystal clear out to fifty feet and it's impossible to get disorientated!!!! The brief from the OOD beforehand...'don't squish any of the divers...The paperwork will be a nightmare'! _________________ Start the blower - start the supply fan - change over VSB 23....inform me when the blower has be running for fifteen minutes!"