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HSE exposes health and safety excuses for banning legal activities

5th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has organised a panel to expose excuses given for banning legitimate activities.

HSE chair Judith Hackitt is leading a team of experts to rule on cases where health and safety is suspected of being used for bogus reasons and hopes to see those who make daft decisions own up to their true motives.

Ms Hackitt explained: "Why on earth do people think that they can get away with banning pint glasses with handles, bubbles at a birthday party, or burgers served anything other than well done, claiming they are a health and safety hazard?

"The reality is that people hide behind ‘health and safety’ when there are other reasons for what they’re doing – fear of being sued perhaps, or bad customer service."

She continued by saying that such bogus reasons overshadow health and safety's aim of ensuring people return home without injury.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801567113-ADNFCR


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