Seasons Greetings from the HSE

"For many the countdown to Christmas is measured by the number of contestants left in Strictly or X-Factor, or by how many Christmas ads appear on TV.  For HSE folk, it's measured in seasonal silly stories and its already well and truly started; fairly lights that can't be put on lamp posts (not only silly its actually a recycled story - remember the one about the bunting when the Tour de France was in town)? .....

"But Christmas and 'health and safety' now seem to go together like presents and gift wrapping.  Stories which are clearly about something completely different get wrapped up with a health and safety headline to grab attention.  The easy excuse for the jobsworths has now become the easy headline for the sub-editors"

HSE Chair - Judith Hackett

Read Judith's full blog here including how she and her colleagues will be counting down to Christmas this year.