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Exposing media and politician myths about the so-called health and safety 'monster'
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Costa cited 'health & safety' as reason for not giving mum hot water 

Costa cited 'health & safety' as reason for not giving mum hot water  | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it


The chain refused to provide the hot water for Tessa Lake, 35, on safety grounds despite selling hot drinks.


The chain has since stated "We have apologised to the customer for her experiences and will be reissuing communication to teams to inform them of our family friendly policies."

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Mother who put her children in Tesco trolley which toppled loses €60,000 damages claim

Mother who put her children in Tesco trolley which toppled loses €60,000 damages claim | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
The trolley toppled as the woman left Tesco.
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HSE faces 12% grant cut | IOSH Magazine

HSE faces 12% grant cut | IOSH Magazine | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Public funding will account for 60% of the HSE’s £235 million budget in 2016/17. The remaining £94 million comes from income from the executive’s activities, including the fee for intervention charging scheme, up from £86 million in 2015/16.
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Case 391 - A gym reduced it’s 24/7 opening hours, closing overnight for health and safety reasons.

A gym reduced it’s 24/7 opening hours, closing overnight for health and safety reasons.
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A pub would not use all the candles supplied on a birthday cake for ‘health and safety’ reasons

A pub was provided with a birthday cake to bring out for a customer with candles that spelt ‘happy birthday’, but were told that they could not have all the candles on it for health and safety reasons.

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Non-travellers banned from platform at railway station

Only travellers are allowed on to the platform at a railway station, preventing non-travellers from seeing off family and friends.
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A lady fainted in a shop and the staff could not give her a glass of water because of health and safety

Whilst in a shop a lady fainted. The lady ask the staff in the shop who had given her a comfy chair to sit in, for a drink of water. She was told we can’t give you one - health and safety rules
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Family of burglar who fell through skylight fail in bid to sue council

Family of burglar who fell through skylight fail in bid to sue council | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Thomas Buckett's relatives now face a legal bill which could reach £260,000 after a judge ruled that the council was not liable for the accident which took place at a school in Stoke-on-Trent.
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Health and Safety Myth - Children not allowed to have balloons

Health and Safety Myth - Children not allowed to have balloons | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Enquirer was told that they could not give out air-filled balloons to children after a library book event due to unspecified health and safety reasons. Instead they had to burst them and throw them away.
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Do NOT Hide behind Health and Safety

Do NOT Hide behind Health and Safety | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Veritas Consulting writes about New Year Health and Safety Resolutions. and too not hide behind Health and Safety excuses.

Via David Cant CMIOSH
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Safety Train's curator insight, January 26, 2015 5:16 AM

We're with veritas on this one but see what we can offer - economical accredited training to suit the smaller business

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Santa parade scrapped for “health and safety” reasons

Santa parade scrapped for “health and safety” reasons | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
YEARS of Poole Christmas tradition has come to an end, after Dolphin Centre bosses decided to scrap this year’s yuletide Santa Parade on health and safety grounds.
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Safety Train's curator insight, November 18, 2014 4:09 AM

What a load of utter Bo..  er  Rubbish

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Schoolchildren told to wear long sleeves and hats to protect them from the sun

Schoolchildren have been told to wear long sleeves and hats in the playground during hot weather to protect them from sunburn. A school spokesman said the move was for 'health and safety reasons'.

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School garden bans cane supports for plants due to health and safety

School garden bans cane supports for plants due to health and safety | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it

A Primary School governor has stated for 'health & safety reasons all bamboo plant support canes in the school garden must have ping pong balls on the end. This is in case a child trips and impails itself on one.

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Ban on throwing mortarboards ‘tired health and safety myth’

Ban on throwing mortarboards ‘tired health and safety myth’ | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
A ban on students throwing their mortarboards into the air at their graduation ceremony has been derided as a 'tired health and safety myth'.
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Let pupils live dangerously, safety chief tells schools

Let pupils live dangerously, safety chief tells schools | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Children are suffering under an “excessive risk-averse” culture in schools that is damaging their ability to cope in the real world, the head of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned.

Coping with risk and danger is a key part of a child’s education and should be put at the heart of the school curriculum, according to Dame Judith Hackitt, of the HSE. Otherwise, she said, they will become “a liability in any workplace”.
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Regulator rubbishes 'health and safety' claims which denied blind Bristol girl her white cane

Regulator rubbishes 'health and safety' claims which denied blind Bristol girl her white cane | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
The Government watchdog for health and safety has rubbished a risk assessment which banned a blind girl from taking her walking cane to school.

Seven-year-old Lily-Grace Hooper was told by...
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Compensation culture? Test more claims in court, says Dyson | News | Law Society Gazette

Compensation culture? Test more claims in court, says Dyson | News | Law Society Gazette | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
Master of the rolls calls for fixed costs to encourage defences against unfair cases.
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"Dyson cited four examples of the courts or justice system rejecting claims, including Tomlinson v Congleton Borough Council, where the House of Lords rejected a claim after the claimant broke his neck diving into a flooded quarry, and 36 claims against burger chain McDonalds for personal injuries caused by hot drinks – all of which failed."

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Why Aeroplanes Must Have Ashtrays - Despite Smoking Ban

Why Aeroplanes Must Have Ashtrays - Despite Smoking Ban | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
The initial cigarette ban on planes was reinforced by the more recent outlawing of smoking in public and work spaces - meaning a double ban is in place
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UK health and safety chiefs hit back in asbestos app row

UK health and safety chiefs hit back in asbestos app row | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
An asbestos removers' trade group had criticised the HSEs new Beware Asbestos app, but now the authority has moved to counter criticism
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INCREDIBLE! #construction workers high above New York

INCREDIBLE! #construction workers high above New York | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
During the incredible building boom of early 20th century, it was said that crew foremen could expect one man to die for every $1million spent on a skyscraper.

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JSP Safety's curator insight, January 22, 2015 9:15 AM

And not a piece of PPE in sight! Brave images.

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Grandmother told to take down Christmas lights over health and safety risks - Southwales Evening Post

Grandmother told to take down Christmas lights over health and safety risks - Southwales Evening Post | Health and Safety Monster | Scoop.it
A NEATH grandmother was left shocked to be told that her Christmas lights would have to be taken down because of health and safety risks.
But after her landlord was contacted by the Post it...

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Primary school staff asked not to take any drinks onto the playground during breaks

For health and safety reasons staff at a primary school were asked not to take drinks, including cold ones, out onto the playground during breaks to safeguard the children.
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Fabric store 'could not employ work experience pupil due to scissors being around'

Enquirer was looking for work experience for her daughter asked a local fabric store and was told they could not employ work experience students 'due to health and safety as there are scissors around'.
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