Health and Safety Rant
Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Paul
The recent helicopter crash in central London – just across the river from Health and Care HQ – has brought the issue of health and safety to the forefront of people’s minds at a time of general public hostility to regulation encroaching on people’s lives. So what is appropriate, what is reasonable?
A helicopter crashing into a crane in foggy weather will inevitably raise questions on whether enough was done to mitigate risks on both sides such as ‘Should helicopters be flying at all in fog?’ ‘Should cranes be better lit?’ Yeah. Sure thing. However, what are reasonable precautions to be taking in more normal workplaces than in a crane atop a skyscraper or flying a helicopter?