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Myth: Pancake races are banned!

February 2009

Person competing in a pancake race

The reality

Health and safety requirements were given as the reason that a pancake race couldn't take place last year.

A straightforward event like this one only needs a short, simple risk assessment. And when an event has taken place lots of times before, all that's needed is a review of the previous assessment - just to check nothing has changed - so that the fun can go ahead!

Managing risk is about practical steps to protect people from real harm and suffering - not bureaucratic back covering.

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Updated 2019-11-22