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15 of the most scary & dangerous jobs in the world

15 of the most scary and dangerous jobs in the world

Halloween is just around the corner and we have put together a list of the 15 most scary & dangerous jobs in the world.

15.  Air traffic controller

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Air traffic controllers play a major part in ensuring your safety while you’re up in the air. They guide and advise pilots at take off, during the flight, as they approach the airport and when they land. The role has massive responsibility, and can bear massive pressure on the individual, making it one of the most scary and dangerous jobs on earth.

14. Bush Pilot

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A bush pilot, is a pilot that flies small aircrafts over rugged terrain or unsettled regions to serve remote areas inaccessible to or off the route of larger planes, usually to deliver cargo. This job has very high risks, studies put the chances of a Bush Pilot dying in a crash at one in eight during a 30-year career, therefor bush pilots make it on to the list of 15 most scary & dangerous jobs in the world.

13. CTS Decon Technician

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After a serious crime takes place and the investigation is completed, a CTS Decon Technician must come in to clean it all up. CTS Decon stands for “crime and trauma scene decontamination”. A CTS Decon Technician has to get down and dirty with biohazards like splattered blood and such human remains as brain tissue, as well as dangerous chemicals from places such as meth labs.

12. Oil Workers

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Extreme Heights, freezing temperatures, fires and oil rig explosions, top the list of dangers facing an oil rig worker on a daily basis.

11. Electricians

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One of the most dangerous and life threatening jobs is the work of an electrician. Exposure to live electricity wires can be very hazardous. Electricians need to work on circuit assemblies, overhead electricity wires, and cable harnesses. There is the danger of severe injury and in some cases death due to electrocution, heights, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shocks and even explosions in some cases.

10. Transmission tower worker

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Working on high altitude transmission towers, sometimes many hundreds of feet in the air. Most of the time workers free climb up the towers so one wrong move could be fatal, this is not for the faint of heart.

9. Cryonics Technician

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Only a small number of people are working as Cryonics Technicians today, but that doesn’t make the job any less creepy. Cryonics involves attempting to preserve people who are legally dead at very low temperatures, so that they can be revived in the future with medical advancements. Preserving dead bodies in freezing temperatures all day makes being a Cryonics Technician’s a very scary profession.

8. Miner

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Miners spend long hours underground, confined to small spaces and working in extreme darkness. It is a very dangerous and scary job and comes with very big risks.

7. Construction worker

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Construction workers face dangers such as falls, electrocution, frequent exposure to loud noise, breathing in hazardous substances that damage their lungs…

6. Field Epidemiologist

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Field Epidemiologists, are employed by organizations to go into “Hot Zones” and prevent outbreaks of a deadly disease turning into full-on pandemics. They are protected by little more than a hazmat suit. Field Epidemiologists get up close and personal with germs, blood, needles and dead bodies on a daily basis, not to mention the risk of contracting a deadly disease themselves.

5. Roofer

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Working at heights, sometimes in slippery conditions, they face the danger of falling, receiving burns from hot bitumen and sustaining injuries from their equipment.

4. Stunt Pilot

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Living a life of death defying stunts can bring extreme excitement but can also carry extreme dangers. The work of a stunt pilot requires amazing skills, concentration and nerve – one wrong move in a stunt could end the life of the pilot and spectators.

3. Construction Equipment Operator

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The main dangers and threats to these operators are collision with other vehicles, loss of limbs and crushing from heavy machinery.

2. Truck Driver

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Around 54,000 road accidents involving professional drivers take place on British roads every year – which is around 250 a day. Drivers are exposed to bad weather conditions and can suffer from sleep deprivation which may result in collisions.

1. Vertical Window Cleaners

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These window cleaners risk life and limb keeping the world’s tallest buildings sparkling and clean all year round. These cleaners hang from ropes many hundreds of feet in the air to clean the outside of some of the world’s tallest buildings, one wrong move could be fatal.

Think you have the skill, nerve and determination to work in one of the most dangerous professions in the world? Then take a look at www.firstpeoplesolutions.com

 

The Movie Star Bridge

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If you are a fan of the big screen you may have seen this before. The Glenfinnan Viaduct is located at the top of Loch Shiel, it is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland and is situated on the West Highland line connecting Fort William and Mallaig.
Construction of the viaduct began in January 1897, and the line opened on the 1st of April 1901. The massive civil engineering project was taken on by contractors Robert McAlpine & Sons and costs £18,904, around £21,000,00.00 now. The viaduct is built from mass concrete, has 21 semicircular spans, and crosses over the River Finnan at a height of 100 feet.

The viaduct has had many staring roles in TV series and Films, most famously appearing in the Harry Potter film franchise, as the line that carries the Hogwarts express from platform nine and three quarters in king cross station to Hogsmeade station where the students disembark for Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry.

In 2007 the Bank of Scotland issued a series of notes depicting different Scottish bridges, as examples of Scottish engineering. The Glenfinnan Viaduct can be found on the back of the ten pound note.
Glenfinnan is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands with scenery and nature that would take your breath away, if you ever find yourself in Scotland it is well worth taking the time to visit The Movie Star Bridge.

If you are interested in a career in the construction industry then have a look at www.firstpeoplesolutions.com

 

 

10 Biggest Cruise Ship in the World 2015

* This list is based on Cruise Line Company, Length, Maximum Beam/Width, Maximum Weight and Maximum Passenger Capacity.

10. MSC PREZIOSA

  • Cruise Line Company: MSC Cruises
  • Length: 333m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 38m
  • Maximum Weight: 139.400GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3959

 

9. NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS

Navigator of the Seas

  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 333m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 49m
  • Maximum Weight: 139.570GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3807

 

8. REGAL PRINCESS

Regal Princess

  • Cruise Line Company: Princess Cruises
  • Length: 330m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 47m
  • Maximum Weight: 142.229GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4100

 

7. ROYAL PRINCESS

Royal Princess

  • Cruise Line Company: Princess Cruises
  • Length: 330m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 47m
  • Maximum Weight: 142.714GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4100

 

6. NORWEGIAN GETAWAY

Norwegian getaway

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 326m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 51.7m
  • Maximum Weight: 145.600GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3910

 

5. NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY

6. NORWEGIAN Breakaway

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 326m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 51.7m
  • Maximum Weight: 145.655GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3988

 

4. QUEEN MARY 2Queen Mary 2

  • Cruise Line Company: Cunard
  • Length: 345m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 45m
  • Maximum Weight: 148.528GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3090

 

3. INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEASIndependence of the seas

  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 339m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 56m
  • Maximum Weight: 154.407GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 4375

 

2. NORWEGIAN EPICNorwegian Epic

  • Cruise Line Company: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Length: 329m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 41m
  • Maximum Weight: 155.873GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 5183

 

1. OASIS OF THE SEASOasis of the seas

 

  • Cruise Line Company: Royal Caribbean International
  • Length: 362m
  • Maximum Beam/Width: 65m
  • Maximum Weight: 225.282GT
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 6.296

 

First People Solutions Apprenticeship Week

Come speak to us and find out all about our apprenticeship programme:

Monday 18th May                             Glasgow Kelvin College, Springburn Campus

Tuesday 19th May                             Glasgow Clyde College, Langside Campus

Wednesday 20th May                     Glasgow Clyde College, Cardonald Campus

Thursday 21st May                           Glasgow Clyde College, Anniesland Campus

We look forward to seeing you there!

Recruitment Consultants to Join our New Office in Edinburgh

First People Solutions are looking for recruitment consultants to join our new office in Edinburgh. If this sounds like the opportunity and challenge that you are looking for then we would love to hear from you. Please send all enquiries to scott.wilson@firstpeoplesolutions.co.uk

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Top 10 Tallest Buildings 2013

Tallest building in the world1. Burj Khalifa  the Burj Dubai: The Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Burj Dubai, is the tallest building in the world, rising to a ridiculous 2,723 feet high with 163 floors. It took five years to build, and was completed in 2009 in Dubai’s main business district.
2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel: Mecca, Saudi Arabia: An attempt to modernize this holy city, the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is the tallest hotel in the world, along with the tallest clock-tower and containing the world’s largest clock-face. It stands at 1,972 feet high and has a whopping 120 floors.
3. One World Trade Center: New York, NY: Called both the Freedom Tower and One World Trade Center, this building will rise 104 stories high after its completion in 2013. It will then be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Its spire will stretch its height to 1,776 feet, referencing 1776, the year of American Independence.
4. Taipei 101: Taipei, Taiwan: With 5 floors underground and 101 above, the Taipei 101 rises to a grand total of 1,669 feet. It’s also the largest environmentally conscious skyscraper in the world, and is often where Taiwan launches its fireworks during national celebrations.
5.  Shanghai World Financial Center: Shanghai, China: Made up of office space, hotels, and observation decks with a shopping mall on the ground floor, the Shanghai World Financial Center reached its full height at 1,614 feet in 2007. It has 101 floors and the world’s highest observation deck at 1,555 feet above ground.
6. International Commerce Centre: Hong Kong, China: The International Commerce Centre is a 1,588 feet tall skyscraper with a total of 118 floors. It was completed in 2010 and stands as the tallest building in Hong Kong.
7. Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, these twin skyscrapers are tied as the two number seven tallest buildings in the world. They used to hold the coveted spot at number one in 1998, but in 2004 they were surpassed. They are however still the tallest twin buildings in the world, coming in at 1,483 feet high and 88 floors.
8. Zifeng Tower: Nanjing, China: The Zifeng Tower was completed in 2008 and is 1,480 feet tall with a total of 89 stories. Designed by Adrian Smith, the building’s stair-step shape is functional, helping to separate the retail centers, office spaces, restaurants, and a hotel and public observatory within.
9. Willis Tower: Chicago, Illinois The Sears Tower: Willis Tower used to be called the Sears Tower until a naming rights change in 2009 by Willis Group Holdings. The Tower is 108 stories and a total of 1,451 feet high. When it was completed in 1973 it was the tallest building in the world, a title it held for almost 25 years. More than one million people visit it every year, as it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago.
10. Kingkey 100: Shenzhen, China: Located in Shenzhen’s financial district, the Kingkey 100 is named for its 100 floors, rising to a total of1,449 feet. The lower levels contain a mall, office space that takes up 22 stories, and the remainder of the floors belong to the St. Regis Hotel that opened last year.