Brief Conversations: Has health and safety gone mad?

We’ve often read or heard about the stories where Health & Safety has ‘gone mad’ – the myths about the sack race at school being cancelled or conkers being banned from the playground because of safety fears. But these myths are gradually becoming part and parcel of everyday life and we often make a joke about not being able to do something because of ‘Health and Safety’, but is it really a reason not to do things or is it there to help protect us?

ATG Health and Safety Consultant, Chris Walker discusses whether health and safety has gone mad with Litigation Partner Terry Griffin. The pair look at some of the big sanctions handed down by the Health and Safety Executive and discuss what happens when companies fall foul of H&S rules.

Chris Walker is a consultant for ATG Health and Safety (part of the Napthens Group)

Terry Griffin is litigation partner at Napthens

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