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.
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?
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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 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 ...
'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.
“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.
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science and nature ever since childhood . I remember constantly turning over
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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Author: Howard Lester (Humorous writer)Publish On: 2012-10-01
This book collects some of the examples of health and safety gone mad, bureacracy running riot, and jobsworth joylessness.
Author: Howard Lester (Humorous writer)
Category: Industrial safety
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.
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
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 ...
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
Category: Political Science
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.
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 .
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
Author: Alan Sugar
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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
Category: Sports & Recreation
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!'
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
Category: Literary Collections
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