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Tradies are hit with poles and sprayed with fire extinguishers for being late at Canberra site

‘This is a DAILY thing’: Aussie tradie reveals the brutal punishments dished out to workers who are late to the construction site

  • Tradesmen were hit, tackled and sprayed with fire retardant as a punishment
  • They arrived to work late and were forced to ‘run the gauntlet’ by colleagues
  • The ‘daily’ punishment were dealt out at a construction site in Canberra  

An Australian tradesman has lifted the lid on the brutal punishments handed out to workers who turn up late at his construction site.

The Canberra man shared a series of videos to TikTok showing late workers being whacked with poles, tackled and even sprayed with fire extinguishers.

In one video a group of tardy tradesmen are seen coming up on the site’s elevator only to be met with 15 screaming men armed with metal poles.

The group have a moment to react before they’re forced to run the gauntlet.  

‘This was a daily thing and it hurts,’ the man wrote. 

Tardy tradesmen at a Canberra construction site were forced to run the gauntlet by their colleagues

Around 15 colleagues armed with metal poles met their co-workers before punishing them for being late

Around 15 colleagues armed with metal poles met their co-workers before punishing them for being late 

In another clip, one worker is seen desperately running through a group of tradesmen while being belted with sandbags.

A third clip shows a late worker being crash-tackled to the ground before being covered in a cloud of fire retardant from an extinguisher.

The surrounding workers are seen banging poles, clapping and laughing as their late colleagues suffer.

‘That’s the type or place you want to work at with people like that,’ someone commented. 

One tradesmen runs in desperation to escape his colleagues hitting him with metal poles

One tradesmen runs in desperation to escape his colleagues hitting him with metal poles

Tradesmen who arrived late to work were whacked with poles and sprayed with fire retardant as a punishment from their colleagues at a construction site across the road from Canberra Centre shopping mall in the ACT on Thursday

Tradesmen who arrived late to work were whacked with poles and sprayed with fire retardant as a punishment from their colleagues at a construction site across the road from Canberra Centre shopping mall in the ACT on Thursday

The moment one tradesman is tackled to the ground while another begins outrageously spraying a fire extinguisher

One tradesman can be seen lying on the ground while another is sprayed with fire retardant

The moment one tradesman is tackled to the ground while another begins outrageously spraying a fire extinguisher 

‘If I had done this on my site people would be having a sook,’ said another.

‘Like gladiators going into the arena,’ said one.

‘Running the gauntlet’ was originally a military punishment where the victim was forced to run between two rows of men who would strike at him as he passed. 

The punishment is also used as a rite of passage or ‘hazing’ for uninitiated members of a certain groups, such as university colleges. 

'Running the gauntlet' is formerly a military punishment in which the victim is forced to run between two rows of men who strike at him as he passes

‘Running the gauntlet’ is formerly a military punishment in which the victim is forced to run between two rows of men who strike at him as he passes

One worker is seen being whacked with a sandbag as punishment for being late

One worker is seen being whacked with a sandbag as punishment for being late

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