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HSE statement on Weymouth folding chair ban

Article:
"Olympics countdown: ban on chairs and lunches at Nothe" - Dorset Echo, 20 July 2012
"Olympics sailing spectators banned from bringing folding chairs 'for safety reasons'" - Telegraph, 23 July 2012
Response date:
25 July 2012

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive said: "We expect people to use common sense when it comes to making decisions about health and safety, and not to put unnecessary rules and restrictions in place. There are certainly no health and safety regulations banning portable chairs from such events."

Updated 2012-07-25