Thanks to this year's Health and Safety Offences Act, what was once seen as a mere mishap is today classified as a 'crime'. This is a guide to the slip-free, risk assessed crazy world of Britain in the 21st century.
Author: Alan Pearce
Publisher: Gibson Square Books
Category: Industrial safety
The state has stepped in to keep us all safe from harm. Thanks to this year's Health and Safety Offences Act, what was once seen as a mere mishap is today classified as a 'crime'. This is a guide to the slip-free, risk assessed crazy world of Britain in the 21st century.
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.
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.
The feel of the ground beneath me changes; it's softer underfoot now as the
turquoise flooring in here is all spongy and bouncy in case toddlers fall off a
roundabout or something. It's health and safety gone mad, of course, but right
now I don't ...
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?
had been so aware of his eyes lying heavily on me as I showed Dan around, the
roses weighing down my every step. I would have felt Cam's presence, ... It's health and safety gone mad, if you ask me, not that anyone does. I've done my
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. 'You just
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.
'It's “health and safety gone mad”,' said Oskar. It was one of his favourite English
phrases and one he used often, even when it signally failed to fit the
circumstances. Janusz stared at the frontpage headline. The girl might have
threatened him ...
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Is there enough understanding of health and safety on the boards of hotel
companies ? ... Almost everyday British newspapers report an example of ' health and safety gone mad ' as though the sole purpose of such regulations is to limit
peoples ... for Harrington's experience , which is partly corroborated by the Health
and Safety Executive , is that many of the hotels which his company audits
abroad are ...
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After he was killed , the firm he worked for went into liquidation in an attempt to
avoid its liabilities and then established a ... The recurring refrain from the right -
wing media - of health and safety legislation “ gone mad ” – has distorted the real
“It's all gone now, mate. The cabbie was taking an interest in their conversation. “
You know why they don't do it no more?” He glanced over his shoulder at them. '
European Parliament. Health and Safety. Political correctness gone mad.
Author: Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Random House
London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him. Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes. At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning. ‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.
'Following a consultation with Norwich, it's been decided that all Zodiac
personnel will be confined to base until further notice. ... Ashcliffe said something
like 'health and safety gone mad'; Annabel was listing all the people who funded
Author: Tom Harper
Publisher: Hachette UK
An extraordinary thriller set at the frozen edge of the world, perfect for fans of Dan Simmons, Michael Crichton and Dan Brown. In the Arctic Ocean, the US Coast Guard icebreaker Terra Nova batters its way through the pack ice. There shouldn't be anyone near them for hundreds of miles. But then a lone skier, half-dead with cold, emerges out of the snow. His name is Tom Anderson, and he is the only survivor of a disaster at Zodiac Station, a scientific research base deep in the Arctic Circle. He tells an incredible story of scientists and spies, of lust and greed, of jealousy, mayhem and murder. But his tale simply doesn't add up. Whose blood is smeared across his clothes? Why is there a bullet hole through the jacket he's wearing, and why is that jacket labelled with someone else's name? It's clear that more was going on at Zodiac Station than Anderson is telling. And someone else may have survived the disaster, as well... someone who has killed before, and who is willing to kill again.
Were its policies and practices based on sound scientific ... As noted above,
criticisms of 'the nanny state' and 'health and safety gone mad' usually sit
alongside demands that 'something must be done' to protect people from any
number of ...
Author: Robert Baldwin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
Regulation is often thought of as an activity that restricts behaviour and prevents the occurrence of certain undesirable activities, but the influence of regulation can also be enabling or facilitative, as when a market could potentially be chaotic if uncontrolled. This Handbook provides a clear and authoritative discussion of the major trends and issues in regulation over the last thirty years, together with an outline of prospective developments. It brings together contributions from leading scholars from a range of disciplines and countries. Each chapter offers a broad overview of key current issues and provides an analysis of different perspectives on those issues. Experiences in different jurisdictions and insights from various disciplines are drawn upon, and particular attention is paid to the challenges that are encountered when specific approaches are applied in practice. Contributors develop their own distinctive arguments relating to the central issues in regulation and apply scholarly rigour and clear writing to matters of high policy-relevance. The essays are original, accessible, and agenda-setting, and the Handbook will be essential reading both to students and researchers and to with regulatory and regulated professionals.
June Turnbell , from Urchfont , says : " This is health and safety gone mad . They
can send me to jail if they like . " What ' s the best piece of advice anyone has
given you ? Just enjoy what you do . I think there ' s very little you can ' t laugh
Contents Febri February 8 Your letters Health and safety gone mad 12 Flavours
of the month What's in season Appetisers 15 Introducing Spelt , the ancient grain
16 In the mood for ... A romantic evening in 17 Save , spend , splurge Whisky 18 ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 2012
The Health and Safety Executive , which has had to cut back its telephone
information line as part of its budget ... and safety is so important , and why quite
frankly it belittles Ministers who stoop to talk of health and safety having gone mad .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on SpacePublish On: 1993-01-01
We also have in attendance Mr. Roemer, the gentleman from Indiana, who is
known for his leveling tornadic winds and ... how can we predict those trends and
what are responsible for these trends, very important for the health and the safety
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Space
We will however take every care that is possible to ensure your safety - Many
natural sites , such as Brimham Rocks in Yorkshire , have ... book and film , but
few in Britain have looked at the whole picture except perhaps WG Hoskins in his
seminal work " The making of the ... when there are perfectly flat and safe basalt
columns to walk on to visit Fingal's Cave seems to be Health and Safety gone mad as ...
Author: Matthew Parkes
This work contains the proceedings of an earth sciences conference held in Dubiln in September 2002.
bed at midnight for throwing an APPLE', 'Now health and safety police take an
axe to apple trees ... in case fruit proves to be dangerous and ... But it's all
harmless, isn't it? ... than the Mail's favourite world of healthand-safety-gone-mad/
nanny-state nonsense, suddenly this brand of farce appears to be in
Author: Dave Gorman
Publisher: Random House
It’s hard to imagine a world where anything you could possibly want to know about – and everything you don’t even know you want to know about – isn't accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with just a few taps of our fingers. But that world once existed. And Dave Gorman remembers it. He remembers when there were only three channels on TV. He remembers when mobile phones were the preserve of arrogant estate agents and yuppie twonks. And he remembers when you had to unplug your phone to plug the computer into the landline in order to use the (crippling slow) internet. Nowadays of course, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it's on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it's time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept. Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over. Can we even hear ourselves think over the rising din? Or is there just too much information?