Health & Safety Myth – Filling up your bottle in a gym

Issue A customer made a complaint about other gym users filling up personal water bottles from a water cooler instead of using the disposable cone cups provided. The customer stated that this was against health and safety regulations as germs could be spread this way. Panel opinion Well done to the gym manager for raising Read more about Health & Safety Myth – Filling up your bottle in a gym[…]

Truth or Myth? Pub cant replace fried eggs with scrambled

When a customer ordered a cooked breakfast in their local pub, They were briefly told that they couldn’t replace the fried eggs with scrambled eggs as this would involve using a microwave to be able to cook the eggs which couldn’t be done due to Health and safety. However when news of this case reached Read more about Truth or Myth? Pub cant replace fried eggs with scrambled[…]

Case 348 – Children not allowed to have balloons

Issue A customer was told that they could not give out their air-filled balloons to children after a library book event because of unstated health and safety reasons. However they had to burst them and throw these away! Panel Opinion What a lot of hot air! There are no health and safety regulations which stand Read more about Case 348 – Children not allowed to have balloons[…]

Myth Busting! Takeaway will not allow customers to use their own carrier bags

Issue Recently there has been a mandatory 5p charge introduced in Scotland, A take away has claimed that because of reasons relating to health and safety regulations they cant take customers bags into the kitchen to pack their food and they have said that customers cant pack the food themselves into their own bags because Read more about Myth Busting! Takeaway will not allow customers to use their own carrier bags[…]

University cover hot air vents with anti-homeless cage

A university has caused a lot of trouble when it comes to aggravating the public since they have caged up the hot air vents to make sure that the air vents so the public aren’t in danger because of Health and safety reasons. Issue The issue is that the University has covered up the hot Read more about University cover hot air vents with anti-homeless cage[…]

Truth or Myth: Chips Cant be served in a paper cone?

This event happened when someone was in a fish and chip shop ordering some chips to take away, When the customer asked for them to be wrapped in paper and in a cone shape rather than have them in a plastic tray but the person behind the counter said “No we can’t do that it is against Read more about Truth or Myth: Chips Cant be served in a paper cone?[…]

Health and Safety Myth of the Month

Myth – Triangular flapjacks pose a health and safety risk to children Back in March, an Essex school hit the headlines when, following an incident in which one of its pupils was hit in the face and injured by a flapjack, it banned the treat from being cut into triangles. Dinner staff at the school Read more about Health and Safety Myth of the Month[…]

Health & Safety Myth of the Month

Myth – Teachers, volunteers and carers should not put plasters on children’s cuts. Many teachers, volunteers and carers refuse to put plasters on children’s cuts, believing that they are following the health and safety guidelines of the HSE. However, this ‘ban on plasters’ is actually nothing but a myth, as the HSE has never implemented Read more about Health & Safety Myth of the Month[…]

Health & safety myth of the month

During the recent cold snap, many of us experienced this winter’s first significant accumulation of snow. Whilst the white stuff does of course pose very obvious dangers such as hazardous driving conditions, there have been numerous media reports suggesting that one of the seemingly more enjoyable activities of the adverse weather conditions, snowball fights, are Read more about Health & safety myth of the month[…]

September Health and Safety Myth of the Month

Here at Seaham Safety Services Limited we love to bust some of those (often fairly ridiculous!) health and safety myths out there. Previously we reported on the myth that children playing conkers must wear safety goggles to avoid injury. Now we turn our attention to another childhood favourite– pin the tail on the donkey.

Tesco has reported that sales of the traditional party game have been rapidly falling and this, it is suggested, is because some parents are reluctant to allow their children to handle pins, fearing that they pose a health and safety risk.

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