Sensible Risk Management ‘Health and Safety’ often gets a bit of a bad press, with the phrase ‘health and safety gone mad!’ never too far away. In this article, we’re looking at what sensible risk management means – and perhaps more importantly, what it isn’t about.

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Take a look at the HSE “Myth Buster website” and there are lots on interesting, foolish and generally odd ideas out there. This particular one intrigued me as I’m currently doing a lot of work with Schools and Academies. Case 223 – Enquirer advised that she is unable to carry out work placement checks in high

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An article about Health and Safety published in the Guardian on 05 September 2013 makes very interesting reading. The article centres on the dim view taken by the authors over the government making “False Claims over Health and Safety”. The article also points out that “The government will best protect people in workplaces by effective

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The myth: Schools banned British Bulldog in playgrounds because of health and safety The truth: The playground game British Bulldog was banned by many schools due to concern arising from the danger it caused. No national or legal ban was put in place, but many schools still feared for the welfare of pupils on playing

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The Myth: Children must wear goggles when playing conkers at school. The truth: •    This myth is an old chestnut of the health and safety myths (no pun intended), and is that- nothing more than a myth. •    HSE has no policies regarding the childhood pastime, yet one teacher, with nothing but the welfare of

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