Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sensible risk management

From BBC website on 22 August 2006


A campaign has been launched to encourage people to stop worrying about "trivial" concerns over safety and concentrate on real risks. The Health and Safety Commission said unnecessary concerns over paperwork and the fear of being sued were being used to cancel school trips and outings.

Instead it is urging people to focus on risks that cause harm and suffering.

The HSC is concerned that too much concern over paperwork and bureaucracy will stifle learning and innovation.

Quote from Chair of the HSC Bill Callaghan:

"My message is that if you're using health and safety to stop everyday activities - get a life and let others get on with theirs."

Andy Brazier

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