No-win-no-fee lawyers 'behind safety headaches for firms'
Birmingham Post, 6 March 2013
A 'fear factor' centred around no win, no fee lawyers and poor advice from consultants is landing firms with unnecessary headaches, says one of the UK's top health and safety officials. Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, told the Mail during a visit to Birmingham that low-risk businesses had little to fear from 'common-sense' health and safety regulations.
Don't let safety fears make science dull, teachers told
The Herald, 29 December 2012
Teachers have been urged not to reduce science experiments or field trips because of misplaced health and safety fears. HSE Chair, Judith Hackitt, said there was no legislative reason why pupils should be stopped from taking part in what some consider risky activities.
Why we MUST let kids climb trees and play conkers
The Sun, 5 September 2012
HSE Chair, Judith Hackitt, urges people to challenge nonsense decisions taken in the name of health and safety in a column for The Sun. The newspaper is currently running a campaign calling for 'common sense', praising sensible decision making and criticising those that it claims fall foul.
Have safety rules really gone mad?
News and Star Cumbria, 20 June 2012
Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, rails against "ridiculous" decision after Olympic Games starter was stopped from firing pistol at school sports day.
"Put yourself out of a job," HSE chair challenges practitioners
Safety and Health Practitioner, 7 March 2012
The chair of the HSE has urged delegates at the IOSH12 conference to make health and safety as easy to understand as possible for the people they work with, so that they can get on with their jobs.
HSE chair tours Jaguar Land Rover facility
Workplace Law, 8 Mar 2012
Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health and Safety Executive, was recently shown the health and safety measures which are in place at Jaguar Land Rover's Castle Bromwich facility.