Health And Safety: Bad Reputation, Good Ideas

Health and safety gets a bad rap these days. Its critics say the very term epitomises the ‘nanny state’ mentality of this country and point to ridiculous examples of this being taken too far: children being banned from bringing their own inflatable lilos to a Bournemouth swimming pool in case they harboured germs; students being asked not to throw their mortar boards in the air at their graduation ceremony in case someone got hurt by…

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