German workplace safety video dry of humor and wet with blood

Forklift driver Klaus is excellent! Bloody, but hilarious!

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I had no idea that forklifts were powered by whirling chainsaws until this day. Huh!

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Delighted that a German Tarantino has dipped into the corporate safety video genre.

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made my morning. Lol’d several times

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Evidently the narrator spent decades doing real driving-safety film narrations, and is parodying himself.

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Made me a bit randy, wink wink.

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Ah yes, this is a true internet classic

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My first laugh from this is always the reminder that the German word for forklift is “Stapler”. Yes, I know it’s pronounced differently. But still it makes me giggle.

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Evokes memories of the Monty Python sketch “Salad Days”, only less bloody and with more forklifts.

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I’ve seen this referenced so many times on BB, but never got round to watching it (gore isn’t my thing).

But bloody (literally) hell - that’s f’kn hilarious :joy:

(and of course a very serious workplace training video).

Absolutely - and don’t forget, Python did a whole episode in German (Fliegender Zirkus) due to their popularity there, complete with the German version of the Lumberjack Song:

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Can’t even count the number of times over the years I’ve watched this video (though I try and find a version with English dubbing or subs). I never get tired of it, and no one has ever not liked it.

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People always think its fun to make jokes about needing a forklift certification, but then you haven’t seen a forklift run a guy through before… punk!

Seriously, internet has broken me as I laughed more than would probably be considered appropriate during this video.

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I’d never heard of this - watched the full episode now now, thanks for this. Or should I say danke schön.

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Bitte schön!

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Good to see this come around once again on BB.

I’m not sure if this was targeted for ‘straight to the inter-webs’ as it is pretty common on the ground as a safety ISA (Internal Service Announcement)… Has quite a bit of traction in the ‘real’ world of OH&S in factories here in Australia.

On a side note, I was working at a stadium music event and noticed that the fork lift drivers all had a plastic water bottle on the palettes they were shunting around at great speed and with great skill. A driver explained it was a common game to see who could move the fastest without losing the bottle!

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Which makes the video even funnier, because it wasn’t made as an actual safety film. It was made as a parody of gory safety training videos.

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Elektriker Horst is at least superficially similar, but I don’t think it involves the same people.

That one has unintentional cringe - the electrician on the aluminum ladder in the second accident scene which should be about lockout proceedures - are non-conductive ladders not required for electrical work in Germany?

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I’ve heard of this video being shown at health and safety training in the UK as well. In it’s own way it does point out some common hazards.

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