HSE spokesman clarifies – ‘health and safety’ regulations referred to in media coverage were in fact Church of England’s own Churchyard Regulations.
“Why we MUST let kids climb trees and play conkers” – HSE Chair, Judith Hackitt, urges people to challenge nonsense decisions taken in the name of health and safety in a column for The Sun.
David Ashton, HSE Director of Field Operations, writes in response.
HSE responds to “We will defy Wem allotment ban say nursery pair” news article in the Shropshire Star, 31 August 2012.
Health and Safety Chief Executive responds to Aldhun Levitt’s letter in Daily Mail 30 August 2012 about the Loch Gairloch canoeing tragedy.
HSE responds to The Argus article ‘Anger at umbrella ban at wet JLS concert’, 29 August 2012.
Said Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive:
“There is absolutely nothing in health and safety law to prevent disabled people taking part in sports.”
There is no shortage of stories about ridiculous decisions taken, wrongly, in the name of health and safety. HSE have pulled together its responses to some of those decisions – through rebuttals in the media, cases examined by the Myth Busters Ch…
“Blanket is health and safety risk… unless you pay a fiver” – The Sun newspaper printed another example of the Myth Busters Challenge Panel taking a company to task for using health and safety to mask an unpopular decision.
Too many people use ‘health and safety’ as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible and fun activities going ahead.