Kill The Myths

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Are Conkers Really Bonkers

September 19, 2011 Leave a reply

‘Conkers bonkers’ is a euphemism that in recent years has entered the language to demonstrate a common and cynical view that health and safety management […]Read More

Health and Safety in the News

August 25, 2011 Leave a reply

You’ll all have heard yesterday about the high-profile health and safety cases that hit the news, bumper cars that are not allowed to bump, Henman Hill […]Read More

The Myth. Ladders and stepladders are banned

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: Neither ladders nor stepladders are banned. For straightforward short duration work they can be a good option, but you wouldn’t want to be […]Read More

The Myth. If a pupil is hurt, the teacher is likely to be sued.

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: The main legal duties lie with the employer not the teacher, or even the Head Teacher, unless they own the school and employ […]Read More

The Myth. Kids must wear goggles to play conkers

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: This is one of the oldest chestnuts around! A well meaning head teacher decided children should wear safety goggles to play conkers. Subsequently […]Read More

The Myth. All office equipment should be tested by a qualified electrician every year

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: No. The law requires employers to assess risk and take appropriate action. HSEs advice is that, for most office equipment, visual checks for […]Read More

The Myth. Safety advisers New Year resolution is to make the life of business people miserable

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: Not according to businesses. Over 90% of employers and chief executives / senior directors have rated advisers as helpful. And 90% of CEOs […]Read More

The Myth. Risk Assessment must always be long and complex

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: On its own, paperwork never saved anyone . It is a means to an end, not an end in itself – action is […]Read More

The Myth. Hanging baskets were banned

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: Hanging baskets were briefly banned in a town over fears that they would make some old lamp posts unstable. This was an overly […]Read More

The Myth. Egg boxes are banned in craft lessons as they might cause salmonella

July 14, 2010 Leave a reply

The Reality: The story started after a school briefly banned children from using cardboard egg boxes to make things. They were concerned that children might […]Read More

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