Health and Safety Gone Mad

Health and Safety Gone Mad

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

ISBN: 1906142459

Category: Industrial safety

Page: 192

View: 737

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.
Categories: Industrial safety

The Undocumented Mark Steyn

The Undocumented Mark Steyn

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, '
Ooo, ...

Author: Mark Steyn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621573197

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 869

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.
Categories: Humor

The Confusion of Karen Carpenter

The Confusion of Karen Carpenter

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

ISBN: 9780230770584

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 434

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?
Categories: Fiction

Myths of Work

Myths of Work

The Stereotypes and Assumptions Holding Your Organization Back Ian MacRae,
Adrian Furnham ... Black, R (2016) Elf and safety gone mad as Northern Ireland
councils ban Santa from throwing sweets to children, Belfast Daily Telegraph, 9
December. ... and Ill Health at work: Executive summary, Publications Office for
the European Union, Luxembourg Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (2015a) ...

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749481292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 529

Buying a table tennis table will make your staff happier. Working eight hours a day, five days a week, will result in the most productivity. Paying higher salaries will always result in higher motivation. But will it really? There are a staggering number of myths, stereotypes and out-of-date rules that abound in the workplace. This can make it feel impossible to truly know how to get the most out of your career, your team and your organization. In Myths of Work, Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham take an entertaining and evidence-based look at the most pervasive myths about our working lives, from the serious to the ridiculous, to give you the insight you need to become a better manager in the modern workplace. Fascinating real life case studies from organizations around the world display the myths (and how to overcome them) in practice. Myths of Work takes the most up-to-date academic research in business and psychology and combines it with practical insights, a lively writing style and a handy dip-in-and-out structure to form your ultimate guide to becoming a better enlightened manager.
Categories: Business & Economics

Managing Science

Managing Science

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

ISBN: 9780192515704

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 789

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.
Categories: Science

A Devil Under the Skin Kiszka Kershaw Book 3

A Devil Under the Skin  Kiszka   Kershaw  Book 3

'It'shealth 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 ...

Author: Anya Lipska

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008100360

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 788

The third Kiszka and Kershaw crime thriller.
Categories: Fiction

Zodiac Station

Zodiac Station

'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
her ...

Author: Tom Harper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444731439

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 838

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.
Categories: Fiction

Bryant May The Burning Man

Bryant   May   The Burning Man

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

ISBN: 9781448170210

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 562

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.
Categories: Fiction

Chemistry and Industry

Chemistry and Industry

Visit the SCI Facebook page Event preview It's health and safety gone mad ! Who
or what inspired you to pursue a career in science ? I've been interested in
science and nature ever since childhood . I remember constantly turning over
rocks ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041000209

Category: Chemistry, Technical

Page:

View: 628

Categories: Chemistry, Technical

Hospitality

Hospitality

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924110485970

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page:

View: 447

Categories: Associations, institutions, etc

The Health Service Journal

The Health Service Journal

... cent after Ofcom put on hold its investigation into call charges ( see page 14 ) .
Not such good news for Sussex florists . The Sunday People reported that a '
health and safety gone mad ' policy at St 100 % HSJ 40 % OFF SJE , HSJ Health.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117313118

Category: Health services administration

Page:

View: 268

Categories: Health services administration

Waitrose Food Illustrated

Waitrose Food Illustrated

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:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924095724401

Category: Cooking

Page:

View: 511

Categories: Cooking

More Than My Job s Worth

More Than My Job s Worth

This book collects some of the examples of health and safety gone mad, bureacracy running riot, and jobsworth joylessness.

Author: Howard Lester (Humorous writer)

Publisher:

ISBN: 1472102541

Category: Industrial safety

Page: 128

View: 634

The OAP fined for walking too slowly... the market traders banned from putting bunting on the lamp posts... the woman who was told she'd be fined if the birds in her garden didn't stop singing... This book collects some of the examples of health and safety gone mad, bureacracy running riot, and jobsworth joylessness.
Categories: Industrial safety

The Tribune

The Tribune

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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132671988

Category: London (England)

Page:

View: 101

Categories: London (England)

Convenience Store

Convenience Store

Gavin Jones runs Tates ' Llanberis store in the shadow of Snowdon , North Wales
How long is your journey to work ? I live in a village a few ... June Turnbell , from
Urchfont , says : " This is health and safety gone mad . They can send me to jail ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117505077

Category: Convenience stores

Page:

View: 217

Categories: Convenience stores

Bad Laws

Bad Laws

WET: HEALTH. AND. SAFETY. GONE. MAD. Ecowarrior evicted from cave
dwelling without fire exit An ecowarrior has been fromthe cavehe lives in evicted
on his allotment patch in Brighton, East Sussex, because it doesn't have a fire exit
.

Author: Philip Johnston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849014304

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 138

Over the past thirteen years, New Labour has made us wade through a quagmire of petty rules, health and safety lunacies, madcap laws and nitpicking regulations. We have been snooped on, hectored and hounded by state nannies from cradle to grave, all because government and its agencies have nothing better to do than to interfere in our lives. It would not be so bad if the Government ran the country well, but we have to put up with high taxes, street crime, late and dirty trains, the unjustified and disproportionate use of fines and charges, bloody-minded parking restrictions, excessive public sector waste, preposterous European directives, useless and unaccountable council officials and multi-culturalist busybodies. In this explosive and groundbreaking new book, Philip Johnston makes a stand and exposes the 'Bad Laws', those irritating laws, regulations and Whitehall idiocies that make life in Britain the day-to-day nightmare that it is today. He covers the following laws amongst many others: The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) or "snooper's charter", allows a wide range of government bodies and quangos to watch over people, check on what they are doing and monitor their communications. The Safeguarding Vulnerable People Act...which will require 11 million people working with children or the elderly to obtain a certificate allowing them to continue to do so yet will be easily evaded by those few individuals who are a danger to children. The Hunting Act. More foxes have died every year since the Act came into force. The Children Act. All 25,000 state and private nursery schools, child minders and playgroups are required to follow a new statutory framework dubbed the "nappy curriculum". Smoking Ban - It has interfered both with personal freedom and with commercial enterprise. Housing Act - which brought us Hips in the midst of a property price slump. European Arrest Warrant - which allows British citizens to be extradited to another jurisdiction to stand trial for an offence that is not a crime in the UK. Dangerous Dogs Act, which became synonymous with hasty and ill-thought-out legislation. Firearms Act which wiped out the sport and livelihoods of thousands of law abiding people. War Crimes Act, pushed through using the Parliament Act but which has resulted in not a single conviction. Religious Hatred Act which made a bad thought a crime. Numerous Health and safety laws of every description. The Licensing Act which made it an offence to play a piano in a pub without authorisation.
Categories: Political Science

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

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: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112108530285

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 949

Categories: Great Britain

The Way I See It

The Way I See It

Gone. Mad? Getting angry about the health and safety police and today's
compensation culture,and a revolutionary idea forsolving ... must roll off your
tongue when you hear about some of the latest goodygoody things one has to
comply with.

Author: Alan Sugar

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230763241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 343

Everyone knows that Lord Sugar has strong opinions and is not afraid to share them - no matter how controversial they may be. The Way I See It takes us into the world of Alan Sugar: entrepreneur, Twitter addict, television star, keen cyclist, peer of the realm and bemused grandfather. In The Way I See It he shares his trenchant views on subjects as varied as over-priced poncy restaurants, the problems with British society, why French drivers wind him up, the secrets of his own success, and the reason he respects Katie Price more than most celebrities. Crammed full of brilliant stories, amusing rants and sound advice, this is the last word on life, the universe and everything from the nation's favourite straight-talking businessman.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Addicted to Adventure

Addicted to Adventure

I also organised a few parachute jumps and have to say that parachuting is one
of the most frightening things I have ever tried. Again, I built Marines-type assault
courses (Health and Safety would have gone mad), and I joined the Combined.

Author: Bob Shepton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472905895

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 875

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of school children, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob's or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! Ranulph Fiennes: 'A wonderful true tale of adventure.' Bear Grylls: 'You are going to enjoy this...as a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff!'
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Am I Alone In Thinking

Am I Alone In Thinking

Sometimes, frankly, they were completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad. ...
editor– It's political correctness gone mad; the lunaticsreally have taken over the
asylum; the health and safety fascists; Icouldgoon; I rest mycase –I continuetofind
 ...

Author: Iain Hollingshead

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781845136468

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 633

DIV Readers of the 'brilliant Telegraph Letters page', as Ian Hislop recently lauded it, will be fondly aware of the eclectic combination of learned wisdom, wistful nostalgia and robust good sense that characterise its correspondence. But what of the 95 per cent of the paper's huge postbag which never sees the light of day? Some of the best letters inevitably arrive too late for the 24/7 news cycle, or don't quite fit with the rest of the day's selection. Others are just a little too whimsical, or indeed too risque, to publish in a serious newspaper. And more than a few are completely and utterly (and wonderfully) mad, such as the missives you'll find within these pages from someone who signs himself merely as "M", and believes himself to be the head of MI6. Now, the Telegraph gives the authors of these unpublished letters the stage at last. Baffled, furious, defiant, mischievous, they inveigh and speculate on every subject under the sun, from the rubbish on television these days to the venality of our MPs, from Kate Winslet's decolletage to this country's unhealthy obsession with marmalade. All those Telegraph readers who wondered if anyone else had noticed that the lunatics had finally taken over the asylum and sat down to write to their favourite newspaper to test the waters - they need howl into the void no longer. They are not alone. /div
Categories: Literary Collections