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Case 189 - Table tennis table banned at work due to health and safety

Issue

A table tennis table has been available for staff to use in the workplace. Last week a manager informed staff that it had to be removed as it was a health and safety risk. It is kept it in a spare bay in the garage and is used during their leisure/standby time.

Panel decision

There are no health and safety rules which prevent employees playing table tennis in their leisure/standby time. All that is required is to identify a suitable location.

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2013-07-10