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HSE welcomes return of greasy pole event

"Give your rivals the slip in greasy pole challenge" - This is Kent, 16 August 2012
Response date:
17 August 2012

Dear Editor

Re: Give your rivals the slip in greasy pole challenge

As Head of Operations in the South East for the Health and Safety Executive and Commodore of a local sailing club, I'm delighted to welcome back the Greasy pole event in Whitstable.

Too many people use 'health and safety' as a convenient excuse to stop what are essentially sensible and fun activities going ahead.

We are not killjoys at the HSE. Real Health and Safety is about protecting workers and others from death, serious injury and ill health at work. Not ruining popular fun.

Greasy pole, ahoy!

Mike Wilcock
Head of Operations for the South East
Health & Safety Executive

Updated 2012-08-17