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Case 81 - Public hall removed knives from kitchen on the grounds of health and safety

Issue

A local public hall has removed knives from the hall kitchen on the grounds of health and safety

Panel decision

There is no health and safety regulation banning knives from kitchens in public halls.

Banning knives from kitchens is neither sensible nor proportionate. Sensible and practical solutions should be used to address any risks associated with having knives in the kitchen of a public hall.

2012-10-16