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Playing It Safe: Crazy Stories from the World of Britain's Health and Safety Regulations
 
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Playing It Safe: Crazy Stories from the World of Britain's Health and Safety Regulations [Kindle Edition]

Alan Pearce
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'Reveals the extent of our health and safety lunacy.' News of the World --1<br /><br />'Very entertaining.' Jeffrey Podger, chief executive Health & Safety Executive --2

'Very entertaining.' Jeffrey Podger, chief executive Health & Safety Executive --2

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Very entertaining.' Jeffrey Podger, chief executive Health & Safety Executive Imagine a world where you wellington boots come with a 24-page instruction manual, or council carers who are prohibited from making tea for OAPs in case they scald themselves on the job. Welcome to Britain in the 21st century, where the Jobsworth now lords it large, issuing edicts of mind-boggling stupidity that ruin the quality of people's lives all in the name of Health and Safety. Journalist Alan Pearce has compiled the most outrageous and hilarious (and unfortunately all true) examples of Health and Safety gone mad. They will make you cringe whilst crying with laughter. You couldn't make it up! Includes: * The author who was banned from selling his book in case it caused paper cuts. * The swings removed from a playground in case children were blinded by the sun while playing on them. * An international cycle race banned after worries about urinating cyclists. * The risk assessment needed before a local village hall could sell mince pies

About the Author

London born Alan Pearce has worked as a journalist, broadcaster and author for thirty years. He covered conflicts around and was seriously injured covering the Taliban takeover of Kabul in 1996 while working as the BBC Afghanistan correspondent. He is married and lives in France.
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