Have your say: unnecessary safety measures
A recent survey of small businesses by the HSE found that many were going to ridiculous lengths to comply with health and safety — one business had written guidelines for walking upstairs. Another had written out risk assessments for everything, including use with a tape measure.
One in five of those surveyed believed that they were not capable of managing health and safety themselves and needed to hire a specialist consultant. 11 per cent believed that a qualified electrician needed to test appliances such as kettles and toasters every year, which according to the HSE, is a persistent myth.
What ridiculous health and safety measures have you come across?