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The Sun, A ban on window cleaners using ladders? - Bill Callaghan, Chair, Health and Safety Commission responds

The Sun,
1 Virginia Street
London E98 1SL

Richard Littlejohn pokes fun at health and safety (March 30). I'm not sure the families of over 200 workers killed and 28,000 seriously injured last year would share his sense of humour.

For the record, the Health and Safety Executive has not tried to ban window cleaners using ladders or ordered the Army to put handrails on mountains, but we are about the application of sensible controls to protect people at work.

Bill Callaghan,
Chair, Health and Safety Commission
2 Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HS

Updated 2013-01-23