I noticed these two painters (pictured) standing on a suspended scaffolding and painting the walls of a building in Al Qusais, Dubai.
They were using extended rollers, sometimes extending beyond the rails of the scaffolding without using the mandatory full body harness.
A careless move by them or a sudden release of the scaffolding due to malfunction could have thrown them down to instant death.
Ironically it seems that the employer had provided the full body harness; the green strap is visible in the photograph. However, it was dangling from the railings and not used by the painters.
Additionally, the pavement below where the scaffolding was suspended was not barricaded and there was a steady stream of pedestrians using the pavement. As these painters were working at a height, any tool could have fallen down and injured a passerby.
I would request the employers to educate staff about the importance and method of wearing the safety harness. Also, the supervisor should have barricaded the area under the suspended scaffolding with traffic cones, warning tapes and a safety sign warning pedestrians of the hazards of the cleaning activity going on at the height.