Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Health and Safety Executive, how I do love thee.

This post was originally posted on my website on 2nd Sept 2010

In a recent discussion about whether children should be allowed to use egg boxes in their play I was reminded of how completely fabulous the HSE myth of the month posters are.
The truth about egg boxes is here:

There are quite a few others of these posters that I particularly like:

This time of year the conkers are ripening, kids must wear goggles to play with them, right?

Children in spacesuit-like full body protection clothing playing conkers

If a child did  hurt themselves I could't put a plaster on it:

and I would be sued:

and all playgrounds should have every element of risk removed:

because children need to be wrapped in cotton wool: 

This poster ends with the statement: "Risk itself won’t damage children, but ill-managed and overprotective actions could!"

Health and Safety Exec, how I do love thee!

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