As they say over there, it's Health & Safety gone mad, innit? Or as a lady put it after the funeral, as we were discussing the fracas, “There's only one thing that annoys me more than Health & Safety gone mad, and that's when people say ...
Author: Mark Steyn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
He's brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled readers around the world with his raucous wit and brutal honesty. Whether he's sounding off on the tyranny of political correctness, the existential threat of Islamic extremism, the "nationalization" of the family, or the "near suicidal stupidity" of America's immigration regime, Steyn is alwaysprovocative—and often laugh-out-loud hilarious. The Undocumented Mark Steyn gathers Steyn's best columns in a timeless and indispensable guide to the end of the world as we know it.
It is commonplace to condemn modern attitudes to risk, with a head-shaking disapproval of children being driven to school and with the popular cri-de-coeur: 'It's health and safety gone mad!' The trouble is that the health and safety ...
Author: Rob Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
There is strong scientific evidence that poverty is a cause of mental illness. This book brings together a body of knowledge from biomedical and social science literature that is of importance to both academics and practitioners. It explores a broad range of issues, including stigma, the recovery model and substance misuse. The role of childhood adversity is examined, together with other potential causal mechanisms. The content is accessible and engaging, with numerous references pointing readers to the best resources for further information. Poverty is not inevitable, even in a difficult economic climate. The time is ripe for a scientific consensus to inform realistic, hopeful and optimistic campaigns to reduce inequality in the interests of public health and well being. This book provides an evidence-based resource for mental health professionals, social scientists and their students. It will be of interest far beyond those professionally involved in mental health services and research.
SOCIETY IS BECOMING MUCH MORE RISK AVERSE In recent years there have been increasing numbers of media reports of 'health and safety gone mad', including children being forbidden by their school to play 'conkers' unless wearing ...
Category: Chemical industry
This work presents the proceedings of the 19th in the Hazards Symposium Series, run by the Institution of Chemical Engineers North West Branch since 1960.
Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work, Lyme Regis: RHP, pp. 13045. Pearce, A. (2007) Playing It Safe.' The Crazy World of Britain's Health and Safety Regulations, London: Friday Books. 4(2009) It's Health and Safety Gone Mad ...
Author: Jon Ord
This valuable textbook communicates the complexities and controversies at the heart of youth work management, exploring key issues in a critical fashion. Written by a team of experienced youth work lecturers, the chapters cover topics such as planning, evaluation and supervision, whilst acknowledging the changing structures of integrated services and the impact of public service reform. Divided into three sections, it covers: Historical and theoretical context Critical practice issues, including leadership, policy constraints, planning and accountability Managing in different settings, for instance integrated services and the voluntary sector. Aimed at both youth work students studying for their professional qualification, as well as practicing managers, Critical Issues in Youth Work Management encourages critical thinking about what management in youth work is and what it can be. It includes reflective questions and further reading, and case studies are integrated throughout.
It's health and safety gone mad, of course, but right now I don't care. It feels nice. It feels good. And I enjoy the comfort of it as I bend over to get my breath back. I realize I'm making strange whimpering noises as I pant to get ...
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Hello. There are two things you should know about me: 1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me. I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I just have the most embarrassing name in Christendom. Particularly as I’m no skinny minny and don’t play the drums. I can’t even sing. I’m tone deaf. I work in a school in the East End. (Where I came third in a ‘Teacher we’d most like to sleep with’ competition amongst the Year 11 boys) My Mum’s driving me mad. She’s come to stay and is obsessed with Scandi crime shows and Zumba. Oh yeah. The boyfriend. After eleven ‘happy’ years he left me. No explanation just a post it on the kettle when I got in from work. I think I’m handling it really well. I don’t think I’m confused at all. What was my name again?
... have fed a common outrage concerning lost liberties and caused much derisive talk of 'health and safety gone mad'. With these sorts of stories making regular newspaper headlines, it's little surprise that health and safety has ...
Author: Andrew Sharman
Category: Technology & Engineering
Workplace safety has never been seen as sexy, clever or cool. Fraught with legislative hurdles, ambiguous policy and complex procedures, despite its alleged importance safety has lost its way. For many organisations safety is seen as burdensome and bureaucratic and has become little more than paperwork and performance charts: things done in fear of persecution – from the authorities, the media or the civil arena – rather than doing the right thing. To change the game and build real risk literacy, it’s vital to make things easier, to strip things back to basics and think again about how we work. This is Naked Safety. Encouraging the reader to step outside their comfort zone, this book demystifies workplace safety, challenging traditional views and catalysing critical thought and high-impact action. With narratives on the central pillars of workplace safety including risk management; legal frameworks; performance; governance; leadership and culture, as well as perspectives on key issues that affect safety – and business – more broadly, such as worker wellbeing; employee engagement; the impact of globalisation; corporate social responsibility; sustainability and the role of the safety practitioner, Naked Safety features over 100 actions to bring about positive, sustainable organisational change. This book is a useful, multi-purpose guide for professionals; an indispensable toolkit for practitioners, business leaders, and anyone with an interest in workplace risk and Occupational Safety and Health. Let’s get Naked!
Then in 1989 the Berlin Wall comes down and it's like a dam bursting. Scenting blood with its only major competitor's sudden demise, capitalism slips its leash. When Rome's own crashes come, ... It's Health and Safety gone mad.
Author: Alan Moore
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
The New York Times bestseller from the author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta finally appears in a one-volume paperback. Begging comparisons to Tolstoy and Joyce, this “magnificent, sprawling cosmic epic” (Guardian) by Alan Moore—the genre-defying, “groundbreaking, hairy genius of our generation” (NPR)—takes its place among the most notable works of contemporary English literature. In decaying Northampton, eternity loiters between housing projects. Among saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a timeline unravels: second-century fiends wait in urine-scented stairwells, delinquent specters undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors, laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts singing hymns of wealth and poverty. They celebrate the English language, challenge mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon their slum as Blake’s eternal holy city in “Moore’s apotheosis, a fourth-dimensional symphony” (Entertainment Weekly). This “brilliant . . . monumentally ambitious” tale from the gutter is “a massive literary achievement for our time—and maybe for all times simultaneously” (Washington Post).
It's health and safety gone mad, if you ask me, not that anyone does. I've done my usual morning circuit twice and haven't bumped into a soul apart from you and David at number seven.' On the way back up the path, I picked up a handful ...
Author: Eva Holland
Publisher: Hachette UK
A pupil. A teacher. A mother's worst nightmare An addictive novel of psychological suspense. A gripping crime thriller for fans of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies and Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard. My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I'm starting to see where she gets it from. When Rosalind's fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked to be. Their lives held up to scrutiny in the centre of a major police investigation, the Simms were headline news while Stephanie was missing with a man who was risking everything. Now, six years on, Ros takes a call that will change their lives all over again. He's going to be released from prison. Years too early. In eleven days' time. As Temperley's release creeps ever closer, Ros is forced to confront the events that led them here, back to a place she thought she'd left behind, to questions she didn't want to answer. Why did she do it? Where does the blame lie? What happens next? Readers love this gripping psychological thriller: 'Unputdownable' 'Compelling' 'Leaves its mark' 'Tense and emotionally charged'
'This is where somebody says it's health and safety gone mad,' said Roger wolfishly, and Nigel marked the observation with the resigned smile of someone who often encounters a lack of understanding in the course of his work.
Author: Miranda France
Publisher: Random House
'Intelligent, insightful, enlightening and gripping' ML Stedman, author of The Light Between Oceans When fire devastates Turney House, London’s finest stately home, the immaculate Lady Alexandra Marchant demands that everything be restored exactly as it was ‘the day before the fire’. Every charred remnant must be salvaged. Even the famous chandelier will be pieced back together into a flawless reconstruction. But is it possible, or even desirable, to resurrect the past? And why do we care so much about it? Critics say the restored Turney can never be more than an elegant fake; Lady Alexandra Marchant says Turney’s doors, its café and gift shop, must be re-opened to the paying public as soon as possible. Ros Freeman is called in as part of the effort, to Turney’s tented village of carvers, gilders, plasterers and stonemasons. Ros loves her work as a paper restorer. She considers herself an expert in uncovering the past, layer by layer, to bring out the truth. And yet in her personal life there are corners, shadows, ghosts, she fails to see. Until a discovery in Turney’s Rose Room challenges her to look again.
A chief executive of Round Table, a group that organises such events each year, spoke out against the sparkler ban at this specific site agreeing that it's 'health and safety gone mad', but insisted the venue was simply complying with ...
Author: Will Jackson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Have you heard of the country whose schools have banned the use of egg boxes and loo rolls in craft lessons as they pose a health risk (they could be carrying salmonella, don’t you know), and removed pear trees from a picturesque lane because they were too dangerous? No? It’s Britain! This laugh-out-loud collection of ludicrous laws, money-wasting council schemes and ridiculous red tape reveals how: • A city council removed the conkers from dozens of horse chestnut trees, fearing for the safety of tree climbers searching for the ultimate sixer. • Police community support officers giving talks on cycle safety were banned from cycling to schools to give them until they had passed a test and exam. • After falling in the prison shower, a career criminal was compensated £248,000, including a substantial amount ‘for lost earnings’. If you find yourself grimacing at the stupidity of health and safety gone mad you’ll love this collection of idiotic interventions and ridiculous rules that have come into play to keep us from harm. WARNING: This book should only be used by those trained in lifting books and turning pages. May induce laughter – read with caution and at your own risk.
It's health and safety gone mad ifyou ask me...' 'Er, Vienna?" Vienna looked up and saw, standing beside the woman in pearls, Wallace. 'Hi, Wallace, she said. 'I'm a bit busy at the moment.' 'Yeah, said Wallace. Sorry about that.
Author: David Llewellyn
Publisher: Random House
The Chelsea Flower Show - hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem. As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. Why is shopkeeper Mr Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce's terrible secret? They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they're not here to arrange flowers... Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who BBC Television series.
Personally, if you ask me it's health and safety gone mad. When I was at school we were always being taught sword fighting. It's something I reminisce about with my old school friends occasionally. It never did us any harm.
Author: Paul Gamble
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Juvenile Fiction
More Strange, Unusual, and Impossible things are happening in The Knight's Armor, the third and final volume in Paul Gamble's hilarious Ministry of SUITs middle-grade series... MEMO: For Ministry of SUITs operatives ONLY Be on the alert! A missing agent (the mother of one of our newest recruits) is possibly being kept prisoner somewhere in Belfast. We have unconfirmed reports of: - allergies transforming normal kids into monsters - health food that works a bit too well - abnormal gatherings of suspicious birds - and movie props moving on their own. If you have any information about these or any other strange incidents, please contact recruits Jack Pearse, a curious boy skilled in logical thinking, and Trudy Emerson, the most dangerous girl in school. We are confident that they are on the right track, as our newest villain has already tried to kill Jack several times. And please hurry . . . this plot does involve Trudy's mother, and if we take too long she might punch us. Again.
They remind me of the road workers its health and safety gone mad. Promotions During my time promotions were very hard to come by. As the company downsized the personnel were just moved sideways. We gradually moved up as our friends ...
Author: William Wilson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A story of life on the buses in Bristol in the sixties, seventies, eighties, and nineties. The amusing story is the viewpoint of a driver who progressed to inspector, working long hours and enjoying the variety of meeting the public. He observed many changes and fiddles over the thirty years in the job.
The phrase “health and safety gone mad” became so entrenched that, soon after the 2010 general election, Prime Minister David Cameron announced he was waging war on health and safety red tape. In response, the HSE set up its Myth ...
Author: Tracey Brown
Publisher: Hachette UK
Does an airline pilot really need to surrender his tweezers at airport security when he's about to board an aircraft equipped with an axe on the back of the cockpit door? Can a mobile phone really cause a major explosion at a gas station? And is there really a good reason why you should be be prevented from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep? These rules exist, and they exist in the name of our own protection. But in this engrossing dissection of global health, safety and security regulations, authors Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon dig a little deeper to discover the real reasons behind many of the instructions we obey without questioning their creators' motives. Their conclusions range from the startling to the staggering, and in presenting them the authors seek to empower readers to question the people and organisations who come up with them in the first place. Previously published as In the Interests of Safety.
... Safety gone mad But that's all gone now thanks to things like Health and Safety gone mad. I mean, I know that the hot tap is hot. I know it's hot and if I stick my hands under it I will move them away from the hot water before they ...
Author: Al Murray
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray's Pub Landlord sets out his party's vision for the country, and explains how politics actually works. Citizens of Hope & Glory! It's time to bring common sense to the House of Commons. Parliament is a nest of slippery, poisonous vipers and only a bonkers, mental idiot would try to make sense of it. Yet in Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, presents his guide to British politics and a vision for a Greater Britain. In it you'll learn and appreciate The Guv's views and policies on: - The jobless: Fix youth unemployment with a pyramid scheme (literally, build some pyramids) - Economics: Cut the deficit by borrowing more, growing a beard and leaving the country - Criminal Justice: Bring back hanging if only for the sake of the rope industry - Immigration: Electrify the English Channel A plain, common-sense vision of an impossibly complicated (and, frankly, dull) subject, this will almost certainly be one day hailed as the new founding text of the nation - a Magna Carta 2.0 from the Landlord of Hope and Glory.
The media It is perhaps little surprise that the newspaper press often print stories of health and safety gone mad, after all such stories have all the hallmarks of a great read. They are easy to tell and to understand, ...
Author: Richard Byrne
Category: Technology & Engineering
Getting your qualification is just the start of the safety professional’s journey towards effective workplace practice. World Class Health and Safety doesn’t repeat the whys and whats of health and safety management, instead it is a helpful how-to guide for newly qualified and experienced health and safety professionals to get the best out of their knowledge, experience and the people they work with. This book is filled with practical examples that bring the subject to life, covering the skills and techniques you need to be a leader of safety, overcome inaction and make lasting positive changes to safety performance and culture – enabling more people to go home safe every day. World Class Health and Safety teaches the reader to: work efficiently and effectively with senior managers and budget holders to implement the wider corporate social responsibility agenda emphasize the ‘value-added’ benefits of good health and safety management clearly and simply create effective and engaging training use monitoring and audits to get the best out of the resources available World Class Health and Safety is essential reading for those wishing to invest in their own professional development, to communicate effectively and to understand and deliver safety in the wider business context, wherever in the world they might be working.
Carnival organiser Jane Harding, 42, was stunned at the decision saying it was health and safety gone mad, adding: 'It's absolutely ridiculous. The bunting is lightweight plastic. It doesn't sag or get heavier when it gets wet and it's ...
Author: Sue Blackhall
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
From annoying work speak to bureaucratic blunders, a hilarious account of political correctness and pedantry run amok across the pond. Shoppers barred because they don’t fit the bill, motorists targeted while real villains win the day, health and safety becoming a sick joke, and Big Brother putting a dampener on our freedom, fun, and fancies. Yes, Britain has become so politically correct that just about everything someone does is criminal. The “Thought Police” that blight every institution—ranging from education and energy to councils and churches—now have such a rigid rule book that everyday living is a hazard to us all. Does it all make you so irate that you want to flee? Or do you just laugh off the eccentricities that are forever England? (Oh, and Ireland, Scotland, and Wales too!). In this book we have compiled the headline-hitting harassment of ordinary folk over the year. We hope you can see the funny side of a “Credit Crunch” country that is suffering from “Credibility Crunch” as well. Some tales are pitiful, some petty, and some just downright pedantic—but all all echo to the refrains of Fool Britannia . . .
Stephen brushed his hand across the blank panel where the buttons should be – there wasn't even an intercom ... In these days of health and safety gone mad, it's generally considered safer if members of the public stay in the nice safe ...
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Hachette UK
The massively anticipated brand new Sunday Times bestselling RIVERS OF LONDON novel. Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with the Met's first trainee wizard in fifty years... Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous. Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round incredible novels.
John Glenn, in his retirement speech, New Concord, Ohio (20 February 1997) It is impossible to overstate the importance of health and safety (sometimes, health, safety and the environment). While 'health and safety gone mad' stories of ...
Author: Ken Peach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Leadership and management are general skills that apply in most walks of life, but in the scientific domain they require some special characteristics. Science thrives on challenge, whether it is the technical challenge of trying to do something which has not been done before or challenging a widely held but poorly supported hypothesis. Scientists are trained to challenge, and for the manager of science this can itself be a challenge. In the past, when science was on a much smaller scale and less subject to public scrutiny, a less formal 'back-of-the-envelope' management style was acceptable, but those days are long-gone. Science costs much more and is rightly more accountable. Excellent scientists, however, do not necessarily make good managers and may not make good leaders. Nevertheless, like all skills, leadership and management can be enhanced and developed and even instinctively good managers can improve. While the science of management and leadership is well developed, the management and leadership of science is less so. This book aims to introduce the working research scientist to the art and techniques of management and the skills necessary to be a good and effective manager and leader of science and scientists. This includes understanding the organization and functioning of scientific research establishments (universities, laboratories, research councils, etc.) and how to deal with the associated committee work, recruiting, and team building; how to deal with difficulties managing projects and handling risks. The approach is pragmatic not dogmatic. Leadership and management are people skills, and each person is different and needs to be treated differently. The focus is on the principle and practice. While the subject is serious, the approach is conversational, with anecdotes and practical examples.
It's Health and Safety regulations gone mad if a child can't do a quick blood test or keep their kit with them. Clearly, teachers need education and since they may never have encountered diabetes in childhood before, they may either ...
Publisher: Class Publishing Ltd
The author combines her own experience growing up with diabetes and interviews with children and adults to provide an insight into what it feels like to grow up with diabetes. It covers the different phases of diagnosis and acceptance, hypos, blood tests and injections, school and teenage years, life beyond home.