The Planking Craze: An OH&S nightmare?

- May 18, 2011 < 1 MIN READ

I just got off the phone to a relative, they were talking about how themselves and all their workmates have been having a great laugh by randomly planking in places around the office. They are all women in their 40’s. Now don’t get me wrong I did have a bit of a chuckle at the thought of them loosening up and getting in touch with their youth again, but seriously – planking?

I have to admit, I was intrigued at first, but now I just think planking is stupid. I mean what is the point? Someone is just going to end up getting hurt by trying to out do the other or worse end up dead, as happened recently in QLD. Looking at the planking groups on facebook, I have seen hundreds of photos of people planking in the workplace, and not just your standard office either! Factories, Kitchens, Hotels and Road Workers are all taking part, I am going to bold and presume that these companies OH&S policies would not allow room for it to be taking place. Personally, I think we are not too far away from our first workplace planking accident and that is a really scary thought. Why can’t people just bring back Tazo’s or something?

What do you think; Plankers = Wankers or it’s all just a bit of harmless fun?