BBC bosses issue safety warning over stools

BBC employee 'slipped a few inches' off their stool at Plymouth television centre It prompted bosses to send out an official health and safety warning  The memo has been branded 'bonkers' with incident described as a 'mishap' 

By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline

Published: 10:51 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 10:51 BST, 3 August 2017

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The BBC has been slated for a 'bonkers' health and safety warning issued after an employee slipped off a stool.

The worker was sitting in the canteen at the BBC South West Television Centre in Plymouth, Devon, when they fell 'a few inches' off the seat.

It prompted an official memo to be sent around staff by a production editor amid claims the corporation wanted to ward off any compensation claims.

A memo has been sent to staff at the BBC South West Television Centre, pictured, in Plymouth to warn employees after a worker 'slipped off a stool'

A memo has been sent to staff at the BBC South West Television Centre, pictured, in Plymouth to warn employees after a worker 'slipped off a stool'

A source inside the BBC said the mishap ended in 'chuckles and banter' but caused concern among bosses once they found out.

An email was then sent announcing an investigation into seating in the canteen was to take place.

It said: 'There's been a little accident this lunchtime, where someone fell off one of the stools.

'While we find out more details - and it's probably a good idea anyway - can I ask that you take care when using the stools, because we

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