Myth-busting 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’s reality’ arguments which appear in the media from time to time”.
Recycling Centre banned enquirer from using a garden fork
Refusal by supervisor to allow a member of the public to use a garden fork to help transfer thorny garden waste from his trailer to the green waste compactor at the local household waste recycling centre.
Read the Panel’s decision HERE
Primary school not allowed ladders
Primary school not allowed ladders due to health and safety. Therefore staff use chairs to reach up when ‘working at heights’.
Read the Panel’s decision HERE.