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Category: Putting the record straight

HSE responds to press articles critical of health and safety to help put the record straight

‘Trivial and pointless restrictions’

Friday, August 22, 2008

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger responds to a letter in the Daily Mail.

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‘Trust failed patients’ HSE Chief Executive responds

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive responds to a letter in the Daily Mail.

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Myth of the month – August 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Even Mr Punch needs a written risk assessment.

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Sweeping advice: don’t use a broom

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sandra Caldwell, HSE’s Deputy Chief Executive , responds to Daily Telegraph article: “Sweeping advice:

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Myth of the month: July 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Poles are banned in fire stations. It was widely reported that a fire station was built

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The Scotsman article: ‘Putting games to the sword’

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paul Stollard, HSE Director Scotland, responds to The Scotsman regarding their article about the relentless tide of health and safety, stopping Highland sword dancing.

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Response to Centre for Crime and Justice Centre briefing

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Response by Geoffrey Podger, HSE Chief Executive to a briefing from the Centre for crime and justice studies (CCJS):

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The high human cost of Scottish Fruit

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dr Paul Stollard, Health and Safety Executive Director Scotland, responds to a news article in the Scotsman on migrant workers in the Scottish fruit picking industry.

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“Farmers face £6 bn bill for asbestos clean up”

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger responds to an article in the Telegragh on 25 May 2008, over the risks of asbestos.

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Myth of the month – June 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: Adults can’t put plasters on children’s cuts. There is no rule that says

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Scouting for leaders response

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Judith Hackitt, Health and Safety Executive Chair, responds to a Daily Mail article ‘Scouting for leaders’ 7 May 2008.

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Myth of the month – May 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dispelling the health and safety myth: All park benches must be replaced because they are 3 inches too low.

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Guardian newspaper criticises HSE

Thursday, April 24, 2008

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger responds to the recent Guardian article ‘Ten years on, the echoes of Simon’s

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Myth of the month – April 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Dispelling the myth that Health and safety laws banned hanging baskets. The reality, back in 2004 a town did briefly take

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Myth of the month – March 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Dispelling the myth that Toy ‘weapons’ in a play had to be locked-up and registered with the police. The reality: Reports

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Courtesy can damage your health

Friday, February 29, 2008

HSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Podger responds to an article in the times about giving up seats on trains.

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Scotsman: Nerves of steel

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Kevin Allars, HSE’s Head of Chemical Industries Division, responds to the article in the Scotsman: “Nerves of steel to build here”

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It’s a pantomine for Clegg

Monday, February 18, 2008

Judith responds to an article in the Express that Nick Clegg will be appearing in pantomime in Sheffield in the role

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Response to Times article on choice of nuclear reactors

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mike Weightman, HM Chief Inspector, Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, responds to Times article: ‘ Speed of construction

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The implementation of health and safety should not be big business

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Geoffrey Podger responds to an article in the Daily Peterborough Times about increasing health and safety regulations.

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