Funny Health & Safety Reasons

Funny Health and Safety Reasons

A notice on a carpenter's electric drill: 'This bit is not intended for use in a dental drill.'
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Health and Safety - Some Funny Anomalies

Good health and safety practice was all about 'exercising judgement', safety adviser said. 'People in authority such as councillors and managers need to be much more "risk literate" or "risk intelligent". And third partiers such as clients, funders or insurers need to avoid requiring people to do things in the name of "elf 'n' safety" which are not actually required by the law.' Having been told this; Will and Guy decided to seek out some unusual and strange examples for your enjoyment. We think that these examples show a certain lack of ability in the risk assessment area.

Our Top 10 "Bizarre Bans" for Health and Safety Reasons

  1. Wimbledon's "Henman Hill" closed because it was wet.
  2. Dodgem cars bumping into each other at Butlins pleasure park in Skegness.
  3. Royal wedding street parties.
  4. Removal of an unwanted TV from a pensioner's home for recycling.
  5. Carnivals with fancy dress parades.
  6. Kite flying on a popular tourist beach in east Yorkshire.
  7. Pupils playing on playground monkey bars in Oxfordshire.
  8. Using pins to secure commemorative poppies.
  9. School football games - unless the ball is made of sponge.
  10. Children taking part in a sack race on sports day.
Source: Health and Safety Executive

Amusing Health and Safety SnippetsWacky health warnings

A dishwasher displays this warning: 'Do not allow kids to play inside this dishwasher.' A tram carrying 3 passengers in Cleveland Ohio was hit by a lorry. However by the time a police car arrived, 12 pedestrians had boarded the tram and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries. What do you get if you put down a dozen Safety Officers in your basement?   - A whine cellar. Sign on the back of an electrician's van: Let Us Get Rid of Your Shorts.

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Reasoning of Health and Safety Expert

One health and safety expert told us that the law required people to approach risks in a balanced and proportionate manner. 'Overzealousness about trivial risks gives health and safety a bad name but there are actually many more cases where people are under-hitting,' we were told by an occupational safety adviser for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. [RSPA –UK]

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