Mythbusting by the HSE
The HSE Myth Busters Challenge Panel provides a mechanism to independently challenge potentially disproportionate or inaccurate advice or decisions, made in the name of health and safety.
“We think that communicating these decisions will help all our clients with a better insight into the ongoing ‘perception v reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.
Fabric store could not employ work experience pupil due to scissors being around
The enquirer was looking for work experience for her daughter and asked at a local fabric store. She was told they could not employ work experience students “due to health and safety as there are scissors around”. Their insurers will not cover them.
Read the Panel’s decision HERE
Public not allowed to remove out of date planning notices in public areas
A council planning department has asked the public not to remove out of date planning notices in public areas. The public are doing this in an effort to clean up their community.
Read the Panel’s decision HERE.