Health & Safety

The HSE have released their Top 10 myths at Christmas time:

  • Children being banned from having snowball fights
  • Office workers told they can’t put decorations up
  • Panto performers ordered not to throw sweets into the audience
  • Being sued for clearing snow from outside your business or home
  • Preventing people from putting coins in traditional Christmas puddings
  • Seats being removed from shops – despite weary Christmas shoppers wanting to rest their feet
  • Traditional shopping centre Christmas trees being scaled back or replaced by artificial alternatives
  • Christmas lights needing electrical (portable appliance testing) PAT tests every year
  • Santa being ordered to buckle up on his sleigh
  • Carol singers being classed as a health and safety risk

The award for the best way to handle a festive health and safety risk  this year has to go to 6 year old Leo Park who, having clearly carried out a thorough risk assessment of the new family home in the process of being built, realised that there was a real chance that Santa might get stuck when dropping off presents because the proposed chimney was too small. Leo wrote to the builders and here’s what happened. Don’t worry parents/house builders, Santa told Leo that he also has magic keys for every front door!

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