Sydney,Austrailia, Good balance was required for this job! Note the RHD Model T Van.
OSHA would be having a "hissey fit"
Looks like he's wearing some type of uniform. Perhaps fire or police? I can't quite make out the emblem and full number on the sliding door. The van seems to have been made specifically for high places given the added platform on top. That's why I'm thinking fire department. I don't know.
How about this for an OSHA approved work area.
OSHA is a issue but the cord hanging over a pool while drilling a hole on the ceiling is a bigger issue!!
Only thing worse would be using a COPPER ladder !
Gee, Mr. Obvious ! .... nothing could go wrong HERE !!!
FYI, OSHA does not approve anything....They have to meet OSHA standards..
Two of my best friends are electrical contractors, one retired and one still active. I sent them this photo asking if the guy on the ladder is the active one.
I have seen that OP photo before, not said much about it.
For the most part, I don't have much trouble with heights. However, I don't really like things like bucket trucks. I have spent more than a few hours of my life out at the end of that ladder. Don't like it. Something to do with the angles, pitching and swaying, I think. I know the math. Spent enough time out there that I should be used to it, only twenty feet off the ground. Shouldn't bother me.
I can (used to) climb radio type and antenna towers all the time. Fifty, sixty feet no problem at all, provided the tower felt solid. Guyed towers, climb up a couple hundred feet and hang out on the antenna support arms, just like sleeping in an easy chair. I have even done it without the safety belt a few times when I wasn't expecting to need to go up and didn't bring the belt with me (Being hauled around in the truck can do a lot more damage to the belt than using it ever does!).
That ladder on top of the model T? I could probably do it. But I wouldn't like it. Dance a jig on the parapet of a ten story building? On a bet for a glazed donut. I will even whistle the tune if you will sit on the parapet close enough to hear my pathetic whistling! (And promise to not laugh at my lousy dancing, which is equally lousy on the ground!)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2