Banned from Royal British Legion
Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:34 PM
Gillian Western, 66, has been told her life-saving cylinder is too dangerous because she is a smoker and it could explode if flames mix with the oxygen.
Mrs Western, who lives round the corner from the club, is now house-bound after the branch in Heswall, on the Wirral, told her not to come back. Wheelchair-user Mrs Western, suffers from chronic bronchial asthma and must take the oxygen with her at all times.
What are your views on this? Although it seems a shame she has been banned from an important social part of her life, I think that having someone smoking with an oxygen set nearby (possibly around her neck?) is not a good idea.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:17 PM
She also uses pure oxygen.....
I don't blame them to be honest.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:31 PM
Don't they have Co2 cylinders behind the bar for pop and beer etc? The heat from a cigarette will not make an oxy bottle explode and should a fire break out one hopes she would be whisked away before any danger threatened. H&S gone mad.
Posted 18 December 2004 - 02:56 PM
Seriously though, she has to breath the O2 which means it will leak out around her face mask. Smoke too near that and whoosh!
It does make you wonder sometimes though. I feel sorry for the lady but she'll have her oxygen due to chronic respiratory problems and part of the medical advice that she'll have been given is do not smoke...
Posted 18 December 2004 - 09:19 PM